The list in our May post includes eclectic activities to suit every traveler’s desire. They just may be ideal options to stir your imagination for a short spring break or longer summer holiday.
This time around, we give you a heritage railway in Africa and fishing pier in America. As well as a funky escape game–on a boat!–and a campground/homestead with historic buildings.
Make your next vacation relaxing and educational. Start with our suggestions when planning a trip, and build a tailored plan that can be a bit of both.
Umgeni Steam Railway
Take Umgeni Steam Railway for a chance to travel 19th-century style.
A treat for steam enthusiasts, the railway is also perfect for some old-fashioned sightseeing.
You’ll follow a route from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and enjoy great views of the area.
Fish and enjoy the views at Rodanthe Pier. The pier house offers bait and tackle, as well as rental rods for those without their own gear.
You’ll also find other merchandise, from T-shirts to ice cream and candy bars.
An escape game with a twist, Escape Boats offers a chance to play on a boat in the city center.
Try to escape the boat by solving puzzles, uncovering clues, and overcoming various obstacles.
These games work for small groups, as well as friends, families, and teambuilding events.
Barlan Travel & Adventure
Let Barlan Travel organize an outdoorsy trip to San Carlos de Bariloche.
In addition to skydiving, the operator offers kayaking and hiking trips in Patagonia.
Professional equipment and knowledgeable instructors ensure your safety as well as comfort. No matter what tour you choose, you’ll learn about the area as you go.
Hot Air Balloon Operation & Maintenance LLC
With Hot Air Balloon Operation, enjoy a balloon adventure with experienced staff.
You’ll see desert sands and mountains, as well as spot native Arabian animals like camels, gazelles, falcons, and other creatures in their native habitat.
Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
Open for camping, Oakabella Homestead provides a glimpse into the indigenous culture and features diverse landmarks.
In addition to the homestead, the complex includes a buttressed barn. As well as a blacksmith’s shop, shearing shed, and stables.
The place works as an ideal stopover as you journey along the coast of Western Australia.
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Keweenaw Adventure Company specializes in kayaking and mountain biking adventures.
The company offers two decades of experience and outstanding safety record. As well as great customer service and state-of-the-art rental gear.
In addition to bike parts, the onsite shop offers kayaking accessories, SUP and canoe rentals, and bike service.
Family owned and operated, Macchia Wines offers a range of Zinfandels.
The winery also offers options like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Barbera.
Reservations are required. Look also for special deals on their site, as well as upcoming special events and practical tips about where to stay in the area.
Explore the island with Santorini Experts, offering tailored experiences suited to your preferences.
Options include tours with food and wine tastings, as well as caldera walking trips and sunset tours.
Elevated Trips lets you experience the Tibetan Plateau. The operator also offers cultural tours and trekking in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand.
Multi-day expeditions work well for visitors with time on their hands. For those with limited time, shorter trips can include camping under the stars, hiking the landscape, and enjoying the vistas.