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The imaginative traveller

While there’s nothing wrong with lounging by the pool, sipping on mojitos and topping up your tan, the ultimate globetrotter always opts for an action-packed escapade.

Snorkel the offshore reefs of Belize

Renowned for its impressive Barrier Reef ecosystem and unspoiled coral reefs, Belize is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after destinations for a tropical snorkeling trip. The clear, warm and welcoming waters of the Caribbean invite budding swimmers to explore an abundance of pristine snorkel spots and heavenly coves. You can even hire a kayak and journey further a field…a must for those with an interest in the wonders of our oceans.

Get your KICKS on Route 66

Whether you hire a Mustang, a Harley or just a standard ‘run-of-the’ mill vehicle, exploring the deserted roads of Illinois is an experience that will stay with you forever, but just where do you start?

Spreading from the Great Lakes to the Mason-Dixon Line, Illinois is a typical Midwestern state. Fertile, friendly and a little idiosyncratic, it boasts the perfect mix of small-town charm and cosmopolitan appeal. It’s here culture and kitsch go hand in hand in the most pleasurable proportions.

Route 66, one of the most famous roads in the world, is the classic route to take – a rural ribbon of retro gas stations, old school diners and unreal scenery. Spanning an impressive 2451 miles, you’ll cross eight states, all brandishing well-trampled paths of the past. Once on the road, you’ll leave the monotony behind and venture out into lesser-known, small town America, where you’ll find a handful of ‘ghost towns’, diverse individuals and quirky roadside attractions – some say it’s the trip of a lifetime!

Ride camels through the Moroccan desert

 Combine a camel trek with the magic of the Sahara Desert and a backdrop of some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery the world has to offer. With only the sounds of soft footsteps on the sand for company, it’s here you’ll make memories that last forever. With a vista of kasbahs, auburn dunes, opulent oases and jagged mountain summits, it’s little wonder many believe the desert to have a mysterious power over the human soul. Complete your journey under a carpet of twinkling stars and spend a night in a nomadic tent.

Go rafting in the white rapids of Costa Rica

For many, many years, severe weather conditions have twisted Costa Rica’s valleys and canyons into a landscape that dips, curls and bends – one of the reasons it’s a ripe rafting destination. It’s here you’ll stumble upon some of the world’s most celebrated rivers – including the Pacuare, Reventazon and Corobici – each of which slice through the dense forests and zigzag along the many awe-inspiring waterfalls. Regardless of whether you choose to scheme your way through a series of narrow rapids or glide along smooth stretches of open water (the perfect place for a spot of nature watching), there are rafting excursions suited to all ages and abilities.

Whether you choose a sun splattered summer safari or a wild winter escape, levering ourselves from the comfort of the sunbed is certainly worth the effort, as when we do, this is when our true sense of adventure ensues!

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