Looking for a more authentic experience on your next vacation? You’re not alone. In recent travel trends, DIY adventures, rather than guided tours, is what it’s all about.
Here are three ideas to check out now:
1. Harvest your own produce & cook your own dinner.
At Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, the “Local Food Foraging Journeys” excursion take guests behind the scenes of Mexico’s agricultural community. Guests can harvest fresh produce at Hacienda Purisima de Jalpa (a local organic farm) and then cook their own lunch in a hands-on cooking class learning how to make specialties as guacamole, ceviche, stone ground tortillas and homemade jalapeño ice cream.
2. Ski to your own hut.
This guided 4 day hut-to-hut ski tour with Paragon Guides begins in the historic training camp for the 10th Mountain Division ski troops of WW1 and extends over 20 miles. The first night is spent at the Jackal Hut, high above Camp Hale. Day Two is nearly an 8 mile tour to the Fowler-Hilliard Hut perched on the eastern ridge of Resolution Mtn. Day Three is a 7 mile tour to the Shrine Mtn. Inn, privately owned cabins with the luxury of a hot shower. Day Four is typically a short descent to Vail Pass with the possible option of a longer tour into Vail.
3. Drive your own trailer & pump your own gas.
Luxury vacation home collection, Exclusive Resorts, is known for its portfolio of over 300 multi-million dollar vacation homes and its outstanding service and amenities – what affluent consumers have traditionally sought. However, recognizing that travelers are seeking more authentic travel experiences, Exclusive Resorts is now offering their travelers an opportunity to get their hands dirty through their partnership with Airstream2Go. Travelers can choose from three curated road trip itineraries, such as Northern California, throughout the American West in fully outfitted Airstream trailer rentals, and will have to pump their own gas, buy their own groceries, drive their own trailer and set up camp the whole way.