fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven"
or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based
on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement:
acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise;
exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative,
physical, or spiritual way.
In response to such aspirations,
this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching
getaways with something for every taste and every interest.
Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain
biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to
spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity
like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French
in a Maine village; make a film in New York; learn to surf
in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities.
Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions,
detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and
special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you
need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just
be time off—it will be time well spent.