Travelling enables people to get out of their comfort zone, escape the mundanities of everyday life and experience new things. If the idea of lying by the pool all holiday is your worst nightmare, we’ve put together a list of the best places to visit for adventure-seekers:
Skiing in The Alps
What can be more thrilling than spending a week skiing? If the idea of propelling yourself down the slopes, trekking through mountainous ranges and letting your hair down at apres-ski gets you excited - then a week in the Alps could be exactly what you need.
The most highly recommended ski resorts in the Alps are Morzine or Tignes in France, Verbier or Zermatt in Switzerland, and Lech or St Anton in Austria.
If you’re not a seasoned skier, but fancy trying your luck at this winter sport, check out our first timer's guide to skiing to learn everything you need to know about planning a ski trip.
The best hiking routes in Norway
Norway is blessed with some of the most beautiful, scenic landscapes in the whole of Europe. It boasts endless mountainous terrain that would make for an outdoors-lover’s playground.
Hiking is commonplace in Norway, but fear not, some of the walking routes are easily accessible for families or amateur hikers. One particular route is the hike up to pulpit rock, which is one of the most popular hiking routes as it is relatively easy.
Alternatively, if you’re an avid-Instagrammer, opt for the Kjeragbolten hiking route. This route culminates with a giant boulder wedged between two cliffs - which provides a great photo opportunity.
If you’re wanting a hiking holiday but hoping to avoid the crowds, consider booking a holiday to the Faroe Islands. Read about it in our alternative places to visit in Europe article.
What to see in Iceland
If you’re looking for a real road trip adventure, no landscape can compare to Iceland’s active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and magnificent waterfalls.
Route One is arguably the most famous and memorable Icelandic trail to drive across. The route starts in the capital city of Reykjavik, then spans across 1,322km of land, including some of the great tourist spots, such as whale watching in Husavik, hot springs at Myvatn and the Skogafoss waterfalls.
Being able to experience the Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as The Northern Lights, is near the top of most people’s bucket-lists. So, what are you waiting for?
There’s a lot more to Croatia than just acting as the backdrop for Game of Thrones battle scenes (though this does entice tourists from all over the globe.)
Choosing Croatia as your holiday destination brings the possibility of island-hopping; you wouldn’t be spoilt for choice either as there’s an estimated 1244 islets and crags there.
The country is also brimming with stunning waterfalls and national parks to explore, particularly the Plitvice lakes national park, which is a 295 square km forest reserve encompassing a total of 16 serene lakes.
Before jetting off on your adventure-packed holiday, make sure to load your Caxton multi-currency card to lock in the best exchange rates prior to your travel. You can load up to 15 different currencies on one card - to ensure that your money is kept safe in one place.