We’re gearing up for an exciting 2015. It’s the 50th anniversary of EF Education First, and we’re celebrating travel all year long! Each month we’re sharing different reasons we love travel, and January is all about adventure. Seeking out adventure is second nature while on tour, but there’s also plenty of adventure to be found between your trips. Here, find some ideas for finding adventure both on tour and at home.
Travel to new heights
It can be a little daunting to find yourself high above ground, but the vistas are worth it every time. Group Tour Consultant Tiffany M. recommends climbing to the top of the Duomo in Florence for stunning views, and Amanda Z., Traffic and Communications Manager, counts a ride on the London Eye as one of her most adventurous moments on tour.
Try a new recipe
Pick up a new cookbook and open it up to a random page or search online for unique recipes from around the world. You can even host an international night—like one author and his daughter did each week and documented it in this book—to get a taste of a different culture through its cuisine.
Join a local tradition
Experiencing cultural rituals is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in new surroundings while traveling. From visiting a public hammam in Morocco to dancing with the Masai in Kenya to cooking with local chefs on a Food & Wine Tour, there’s no limit to what you can try.
Get lost discovering another culture
Head to your local library to explore somewhere new without spending a cent. Rent a foreign film or dive into a good book‚ check out our reading lists for some suggestions.
Look up for a new perspective
Step outside and take a few moments to look up to the night sky. This doesn’t have to mean searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland—you can set up a telescope in your backyard and try pointing out the constellations.
Sign up for a class in your community
Many local organizations offer classes you can take to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Keep an eye out for flyers while out and about in your neighborhood—local supermarkets sometimes offer cooking classes and hardware stores may host how-to sessions.
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