While New York, San Francisco and L.A. may steal the headlines, the Northwest is a fantastic destination for adventurers looking to explore another side to the USA. With sensational backdrops, and a seasonal climate comparable to our beloved Britain, it’s an attractive addition to any travel wish-list.
OK, cow/horse boys/girls, buckle up, because we’re about to gallop across Northwestern USA.
It’s a well worn myth that you need to empty your purse into a black hole in order to really see the world. Yes, if you want to spend 10 months flying to 12 countries it is going to cost a bit (though not quite as much as you might think), but you’d be genuinely surprised how much you can see of the world in less than 2 weeks on a budget.
It’s important to remember that the prices below don’t include international flights so you will need to budget for those as well as some meals and optional activities. But with transport, accommodation & loads of other inclusions, these adventures represent a big chunk of your trip budget. They’re also all small group experiences (most with an average of 14 people) so you can really get off the beaten track and into areas it’s very hard to reach solo.
So in the spirit of our 2015 resolutions (go small), we thought it was time to pick out our favourite adventures from the weird, wonderful and downright awesome trips out there all for under £800*. Where will 2015 take you?
Summer Camp Directors are crossing the pond to join BUNAC for their London and Manchester Summer Camp Recruitment Fairs and want to hire YOU! Join them on Sun 25th Jan in London and Tues 27th Jan in Manchester to learn more about summer camp from alumni and staff who live and breath summer camp and get your summer plans sorted!
Katie got hired as a horse riding instructor at a summer camp in Connecticut by joining BUNAC at one of their Summer Camp Recruitment fairs. Find out more about how she got on, on the day…
2014 was an amazing year for adventure travel and we named many of the (then) up and coming destinations on this blog including Brazil, South Korea, Myanmar and more.
Now we’ve taken a look at the trends amongst travellers, chatted to our experts in store and compiled a list of what we think will be the top 10 hot destinations for 2015. At least they should be. They’re all awesome.
The British winter is not internationally renowned for it’s ferocity, beauty or quite frankly anything other than being a bit wet and cold. Sure the north of Scotland gets some pretty epic snow fall and there are a couple of fields in the south west that when covered in frost and deer make the front pages of certain less news-centric papers, but in general the season is rather mediocre. (Think we’ve qualified that enough…pretty worried about reprisals from the British Winter Society.)
We’ve searched the globe (figuratively, there’s no budget for a winter recky to look at snow) and found 5 places that do winter properly. A Frigid Five if you will. Or if you wont.