They say that travel is one of the only things we spend money on that actually makes us richer! From the unique cultures we experience to the quirky characters we meet along the way, our holiday memories leave a lasting impression and can enrich us for years afterwards. With the pressures of modern life, it can be hard to fit everything in from day-to-day. From the pastimes we love to the holidays we long to take, we often let these areas of our lives slip! This year, rather than missing out on the things you love, why not consider trying something different and combining your favourite pastime with your holiday plans? We spoke to the wonderful team at TDactive Holidays to find out how you can get more from your holiday than just a few days sunning yourself by the pool.

Image of someone legs resting in a blue pool. People who usually travel on a sun holiday are now starting to consider a more active holiday

Activity holidays have recently been emerging as a popular way to travel! If you’ve been travelling for years and are tired of the same sun destinations year-in-year-out, then consider trying a more authentic and unique experience on an activity holiday. From walking holidays to digital photography and from yoga holidays to off-the-beaten track exploration, there really is something for everyone! Whether you’ll be traveling as a group of friends, with other couples or want to just go it alone, here are four great ways to get active and push the boundaries with your travel in 2018:

  1. Capture the Moment – Photography Holidays

Photography is a rewarding hobby that can provide us with memories to reflect on for years to come! What better way to enhance your photography skills than in a beautiful holiday destination? Whether you are a seasoned photographer or are just starting out and want to improve your skills, TDactive photography holidays are suitable for everyone. With a selection of unique, handpicked destinations available, you’re guaranteed to have amazing photography opportunities on your next holiday. Expert tuition is provided by the Dublin Photography School and is tailored to suit beginners or advanced photographers depending on your level, with tutorials and demonstrations along the way. The locations are simply beautiful with destinations such as Kerala, Transylvania, Morocco and Montenegro. You’ll have a photo album to treasure for years to come!

Image of Nikon Camera set up on a tripod. Photography trips are popular among those who choose an active holiday

  1. Walk this Way- Walking Holidays

Walking is one of the most rewarding pastimes there is, it gives you the chance to reflect and unwind while getting active at the same time. Walking is also one of the best ways to explore a new destination, finding your way around and meeting locals along the way. The experience can be amplified by walking with a local guide who is familiar with the walking trails and the area, so this year why not consider a guided walking tour with TDactive Holidays? Catering to all fitness levels, from beginners to experienced walkers, TDactive Walking Holidays offer a unique way to travel and experience the world. From the stunning Camino de Santiago in Spain, to the picturesque Croatian national parks and the rolling green mountains of Transylvania in Romania, you’ll be spoiled for choice. So if you fancy trying something new this year, consider lacing up your walking boots and planning an active adventure to some of Europe’s most stunning locations!

Image of a man with a backpack staring into a valley gorge. Walking trips are popular among those who choose an active holiday

  1. Travel like a Local – Explore Holidays

When we visit a destination, we often focus on seeing the main tourist highlights but there is so much more to be seen when we go off the beaten track! TDactive Explore holidays are exciting, authentic travel experiences with a small group of people to unique faraway destinations. They focus on the original local experiences on offer in each destination, but still cover the main highlights along the way! With exotic locations such as Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Cuba and even Jordan, there are a range of destinations to choose from. The difference is that these tours are hand-crafted and will take you off the beaten track with expert local guides so that you can get under the skin of each destination and have authentic experiences from cooking classes, to cycling tours and tuk-tuk adventures. The Explore range offers far more than just a holiday, it’s an opportunity to explore a new culture, get to know the local customs and get under the skin of a new destination, creating authentic memories to last a lifetime!

Image of a market stall displaying a variety of foods and spices. You can immerse yourself in cultural experiences as part of an active holiday

  1. Relax & Unwind – Yoga Holidays

Yoga holidays are the perfect escape to relax and unwind your body and mind. TDactive Yoga Holidays offer the chance to enjoy the sunshine on some of Europe’s most scenic beaches while taking some time out to hone your yoga skills. You’ll enjoy a range of yoga classes in the mornings and evenings with a qualified yoga teacher, suitable for all levels of fitness. In your free time, you’ll have a chance to explore your destination of choice in the afternoon or simply chill by the swimming pool and unwind!

Image of someone performing a Yoga stance while the sun sets. An active holiday is very popular among those who love Yoga

So this year, why not take a different approach and combine your passion for travel with an enriching experience with TDactive Holidays. To check out even more about the amazing experiences that TDactive Holidays have on offer this year, click the image below!

Image of the TDactive holidays logo. A TD Active Holiday is a refreshing change from more relaxing sun holidays that are popular

No matter what type of holiday you’re planning for 2018, don’t forget to pick up your travel insurance. We even have great value 1 and 2 year Multitrip policies for those lucky enough to be frequent travelers.