Today's guest post is wonderful in the sense that it's photography & exploring your surroundings. Enjoy!
Sometimes you need to take a little break from your life in a quiet Aberglasslyn-like suburb and get out on a little day trip. Whether it’s a nice day out, you’re on holidays in some exotic location on the other side of the world, or you’re just celebrating the weekend, everyone deserves a day off to travel to somewhere new and exciting. Here are a few ideas on how to take an impromptu mini-holiday.
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Sitting on buses or trains isn’t for everyone, and sometimes you just need a little fresh air to clear your mind. Walking tours are a great option here. Websites like AusWalk.com.au, for example, offer a range of guided walking tours around Australia, but you can quickly and easily find out about walking tours of the local area no matter where you are in the world. Do a quick search online, or speak to the travel and tours desk of your hotel or hostel.
If you’re a little strapped for cash, you could alternately take yourself on a little walking tour of your own. Make sure you have a bottle of water, a few snacks and some sturdy walking shoes, then grab a map and plan a route to somewhere you haven’t explored before. If you’re feeling a little competitive, you could use Google Maps to give you an estimated walking time and try and beat it. This is also a great way to get your daily dose of exercise in.
The ultimate impromptu getaway: grab your girlfriends, choose a destination, make sure the tank is full of petrol, then get in your car and go! You could make sure there are enough snacks or places to stop for food on the way, and someone could be in charge of picking out some road-trip tunes. But then again, spontaneity often makes the best memories, so you could just hop in the car and see where it takes you.
1-day photography courses
Learn a new skill and see some new sights all in a day – many photography companies offer 1-day courses which take you straight out into the field to practice your new skills. Perfect for if you’re overseas and want to explore surrounding neighbourhoods, villages, or just get up close and personal with the people or architecture of a certain area. Have a search online for photography schools nearby to whatever part of the world you’re in. You’ll come away with some spectacular photographs at the same time.
Sam Brown is a travel and real estate enthusiast specialising in house and land packages in Aberglasslyn.