Thinking of stepping away from the 5-star luxury resort and heading to the great outdoors for your next holiday? Here are just five of the many reasons we love outdoor adventures:

1. Get away from it all

Outdoorsy holidays offer the perfect opportunity to escape the stress, busyness, and chaos of everyday life. You can do a digital detox, turning off your phones in favour of living in the moment. You can talk, play, read, swim, fish, trek, stargaze or simply sit and look at the scenery.

It can do wonders for your mental health. And as well as being great for your wellbeing, all that fresh air and activity can even improve your physical health too.

Head somewhere truly wild and you’ll also be to escape the crowds. In some locations, you may not see another soul for miles around – which is also a pretty attractive prospect in the Covid-19 era of social distancing. You just won’t get that kind of peace, quiet and personal space on a city break.

2. Try something new 

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous than a yoga retreat in the countryside, there’s an enormous range of outdoor sports and activities to choose from. So why not step outside your comfort zone and try something new?

It all depends how brave you’re feeling. You can start off with wild trekking, cycling and kayaking, or get your pulse racing with white water rafting, caving, skydiving or whatever else takes your fancy. The options are limitless! You may possibly learn a new skill or even a lifelong passion, but you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

3. Save money

Outdoor holidays tend to be cheaper than other kinds of trips, especially when you don’t have expensive accommodation to pay for. A camping or glamping trip could be the perfect getaway on a budget, especially if you’re taking the kids along for the ride.

4. Get closer to nature

There’s nothing like a great outdoors trip for reconnecting with nature. You’ll see breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, drink in gallons of fresh air and have up-close animal encounters. You could take the kids bird-watching, embark on a game safari or learn about local plants and animals from a local guide.

And all the time, you’ll get a front-row seat to some of the world’s natural spectacles, from towering mountains and secret lagoons to mysterious forests and the majestic Northern Lights.

5. Uncover the real destination

So many trips involve resorts created just for tourists, which means you never get to discover the real side of your destination. A holiday in the great outdoors can take you off the beaten path and away from tourist traps.

You’ll get the chance to meet local people and experience their culture, and see parts of the country that tourists don’t usually get to see.

At Blank Canvas, we specialise in wild and wonderful adventures. Get in touch to start planning your perfect tailor-made trip today.