School Of Life: The Best Holidays To Learn Something New
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School Of Life: The Best Holidays To Learn Something New

Want to learn a new skill while you travel? These destinations have a lot to offer…

New Year’s resolutions seem like a distant memory. But, if there’s a skill you vowed to learn but still haven’t ticked off, or you’re looking to get something more out of your next holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Why not make it an educational trip? From staycation to far-flung trips, learn a new skill with our travel guide to learning holidays.

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Learning Holidays: The Best Breaks To Learn Something New

The Skill: Surfing

Where? Snowdonia, Wales

wave garden spa

Surfing is often associated with Australia, Indonesia, or on UK soil, Cornwall. If you’re looking for a learning holiday with an added element of relaxation, though, head to Wave Garden Spa, situated in the Adventure Parc Snowdonia in North Wales‘ Conwy Valley. Here, enjoy the world’s first inland surf lagoon – providing an ideal introduction to the water sport – and enjoy the natural views on their zip line. Afterwards, wind down in the spa, featuring an outdoor barrel sauna, open hydrotherapy pools and a jacuzzi overlooking the lagoon before heading back to sumptuous rooms to rest your head.


The Skill: Singing

Where? Mauritius

La Pirogue

Situated on the west coast of Mauritius, La Pirogue is perfect for those looking for some winter sun. Think bare-foot Mauritian luxury with thatched villas and turquoise waters. If you’re looking to improve more than your sun worshipping abilities, make the most of the Sounds Mauritius professional recording studio. Guests can try their hand at sound engineering, producing, singing or DJ’ing.


The Skill: Horse Riding

Where? Cornwall

Treworgey Cottages

At Treworgey Cottages’ fully licensed stables, all level of riders are catered for. Whether you want to hone your dressage or jumping skills, you can enjoy lessons in idyllic surroundings at the head of Cornwall’s Looe River Valley. Accommodation can be found in one of 15 cottages with private gardens, open fireplaces, and pool and tennis facilities.


The Skill: Photography

Where? Norway

learning holidays norway photography

NORWAY. 2016. Trollstigen. The famous Trollstigen road, a series of switchbacks winding its way through a steep cliffside near Åndalsnes. © Jonas Bendiksen / Magnum Photos.

Whether you’re a photography novice or you know your way around a camera, don’t miss luxury travel company The Luminaire’s international photography experience. Partnering with Magnum Photographers, the trips will introduce travellers to exciting landscapes, travelling with and learning from an acclaimed photographer. The Norway itinerary joins travellers with Jonas Bendiksen on his native soil, exploring the isolated beauty of the Scandinavian nation’s coastal communities and breathtaking landscapes. 


Featured Image: Photo by JÉSHOOTS via Pexels.