3 hobby holidays for 2021
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The global pandemic has provided millions of us with a different perspective on life ̶ in some instances catalysing positive change.
For instance, to keep ourselves occupied during lockdown, many of us rediscovered passions and pastimes which had been permanently paused or placed on the backburner for years while they were eclipsed by other commitments.
Taking time each week to do something for yourself is deeply beneficial to your mental health, so you might be wondering how you can smoothly integrate your hobby into your life so that there’s no need to ditch it completely again. Taking a holiday dedicated to your favourite distraction is one way to keep up the momentum and once travel opens up again you’ll have earned a completely cathartic break.
With that in mind, here are three hobby holidays for 2021.
If you’re a reggae fan, a pilgrimage to Jamaica is mandatory and there are plenty of attractions you’ll adore. For instance, you can visit the Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, its sister museum in Nine Mile, St Ann (which houses his mausoleum), the Pete Tosh Museum at 38a Trafalgar Road, Kingston, or the Trenchtown Culture Yard and Tuff Gong Recording Studio, also in the capital. Naturally, you’ll want to see some live music too, whether you attend the Rebel Salute festival or catch a bass-heavy sound system like Harbour View’s Emperor Sound.
Tip: For something a little different, visit the Alpha Boy’s School – many of Jamaica’s most famous musicians are Alpha alumni.
When your hobby is simply enjoying a cold, fresh beer it can be tempting to sit in the house or local bar and indulge your passion. However, real beer fans always enjoy sampling their favourite brands from the source and if you’re partial to pilsners and lager style beers, the Czech Republic is the centre of the universe. Iconic brands include Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser Budvar and Staropramen which all hail from here and in the Czech capital Prague you can sample all of these beers and more in lively bars or even relax in a hot tub full of beer while enjoying a freshly poured pint!
Tip: Treat yourself to a Prague beer tour and sample the rare brews you can’t find in the shops.
You can ski and snowboard on artificial snow in Britain (or even on real snow in Scotland during a limited season) but neither of these options can compare with taking to the majestic slopes of fabulous French Alps ski resorts like Val Thorens, Courchevel or Val d’Isère. Plus, a French ski holiday is enhanced by lip-smacking cuisine, awesome après-ski and authentic alpine accommodation, as well as jaw-dropping scenery, which always means that it’s much more than the sum of its parts. Once you’ve sampled the on and off-piste action in this awe-inspiring natural amphitheatre, you’ll be hooked for life!
Tip: Specialist snowsports holiday agency Erna Low can arrange a tailor-made break that suits you down to the ground.
Start planning your favourite hobby holiday now and by 2021 you’ll be perfectly prepped for the holiday of a lifetime.