Traveling is not only exciting because of the new places you can visit, but also thrilling thanks to the new experiences and so many things you can learn. Many travelers are now into educational travel where they embark on a trip for the purpose of learning new things. Others simply take classes while exploring the destination.
Regardless of the approach you prefer, there are a lot of new skills you can pick up while traveling. We are going to take a look at the best four to try in this article.
Pottery is a particularly interesting course to take, especially in destinations where pottery is a tradition. You can make your own vases and pots while learning about the reasons why pottery is so unique to that destination.
The next time you visit Spain, I recommend visiting Escola de Ceramica in Costa Brava to learn pottery from the very best. The courses are relatively short, but you can learn so much about this art and how to make your own pots when you get home.
Another interesting thing to learn while traveling is cooking. It is always fun to try cooking the local cuisines and add your own twist to them, and the best way to do that is by joining a course run by top local chefs.
Learning to cook Asian or Thai dishes while visiting Chiang Mai is highly recommended. You can learn to make Pad Thai and your own spicy chicken salad by taking the best half day cooking class Chiang Mai has to offer.
If you love going to the beach, surfing is one of the best new things to learn for sure. Being able to ride the waves will make your trip to the beach that much more fun. Many surfing destinations have surfboard rentals and instructors to help you get started.
Bali is a fantastic destination to consider if you want to learn how to surf. The waves at Bali beaches such as Kuta and Seminyak are perfect for beginners, especially in the early morning. With a bit of practice, you’ll be surfing like a pro in no time.
Do you want to take your travel photography to the next level? Then take a course that combines guided tours and photography lessons. There are a lot of photography courses to take in some destinations, including in big cities like New York.
In the case of New York, you can learn photography while exploring some of the best restaurants and spots around the city with PhotoUno and by taking courses from the New York Institute of Photography. You will even be able to bring back a certificate after completing the course.
Other things are just as exciting to learn. You can learn different crafts that are unique to the destinations you visit, including learning how to make your own jewelry and fashion accessories. The four activities we discussed in this article should get you even more excited about visiting the best destinations around the world and learning new things along the way.