January 5, 2008 - Many people begin the new year with promises of personal change. Whether it’s working less or exercising more, many resolutions are made and broken within a period of a few weeks. G Adventures offers up fun ways to help keep your resolution:
Exercise more—Cycle Vietnam. One of Asia's classic cycling journeys, travellers will cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. With thousands of kilometres of stunning beaches and beautiful coastal roads as well as fresh seafood, this trip is physically exhilarating.
Learn something new—Travel to the Indian Pushkar Camel Festival and witness one of India's largest and most colourful livestock and religious festivals. Thousands of people from India flock to Pushkar during the fair where around 50,000 camels are sold, decorated, shaved and raced. After the festivities, relax in a 16th century castle and explore small villages.
Help others—Go on a volunteer trip. Spend half of your trip making a difference in the lives of Peruvian street children and learn about rural life from Inca Trail porters. Then head deep into the Andes and trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Relax more—Enjoy a Greek Islands sailing adventure. A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Sail aboard G Adventures’ 50-foot yachts with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbors, dine on fresh seafood and don’t forget to try the Ouzo!
Spend more time with family— Travel with your loved ones onboard a 16-person motor yacht to see the animals of the Galapagos Islands. Experience San Cristobal, Española, Floreana and Santa Cruz in the comfort of a small family group. Educational, fun and interesting for travellers of all ages, this is the ultimate family wildlife adventure.
“In the spirit of starting the new year with a clean slate, we typically resolve to leave our comfort zone and broaden ourselves physically, intellectually or philanthropically,” said Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G Adventures. “To help our travelers reach these goals, we are offering new experiences in 2008 that push people to exceed their expectations, expand their limits and feed their souls.”
About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures around the world and beyond to more than 60,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.