Top 3 Alternative Family Getaways

For those of you sick of resorts, overcrowded swimming pools and clichéd family holidays, we’ve compiled our top 3 family holiday ideas for your benefit. Throw away those terrible Hawaiian shirts and the classic beach towel and prepare for the journey of your life exploring diverse cultures and unknown territories with your most beloved. All of the holiday ideas below are kid-friendly too!

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Camel Trek Along The Atlantic Coast (Morocco)

For a more laid back experience in Morocco visiting secluded fishing villages, Argan tree orchards and beautifully desolate sandy beaches, camel trek along the Atlantic Coast. The tour, led by local guides, usually lasts around 7-10 days.

Essaouira, Morocco
Essaouira, Morocco

You’ll pass through countless untouched beaches, the amazing sea caves of Cape Sim and even an ancient Portugese fort in Essaouira! Your evenings will be spent under the glittering stars, mesmerized to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing in. And you need not worry about carrying your stuff with you; the local guides have it covered utilizing the ‘camel-caravan’. The kids will love it too, there’s no strenuous activity required and there is the possibility of surfing and other water-sports in Sidi Kaouki.

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Coursewell Lighthouse, Loch Ryan

Live In A Lighthouse (Loch Ryan, Scotland)

As new technologies take over, the need for lighthouses in ship navigation is in decline. Leading many to be transformed into unique accommodation with an exceptional view. This particular lighthouse in Loch Ryan can accommodate up to 6 people with a renovated modern interior and all the facilities you’d need for a perfect holiday. Nature-lovers can spend time watching the wide variety of flora, seals and deer frolicking in the wild. Just nearby is the Isle of Arran. Easily accessible by boat, the small island offers flawless beaches, amazingly picturesque treks and you can even abseil over a waterfall for those looking for a rush.

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Annapurna Foothill, Nepal

Take Your Family Through The Himalayas (Nepal)

When you think of the Himalayas, I bet ‘I’ll take my kids there’ doesn’t cross your mind for a second. But little do people know that at the bottom of the mountain there is a foothill that seems like it was designed for family trekking. It is low-altitude and the area is dubbed as the ‘Himalayan Playground’ for kids of nearby villages. Along the 8-day trek, you’ll appreciate the beautiful trees and amazing views of the Annapurna Range. Meet local families and learn more about the diverse culture of the Nepalese people. Finally, to really excite the kids, you can go on a safari in search of Bengal tigers!

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(The World’s) Top 5 Most Amazing Tennis Courts!

The ultimate grand slam tournament is underway this week and this years Wimbledon has been grabbing headlines across the sporting world. To feed your tennis appetite we have hand picked the world’s top five most amazing tennis courts that will take your breath away and are the ultimate dream setting for any tennis player.

1 – The Floating Court Of Qatar

In 2011 a tennis court was erected and could be found floating in the middle of a lagoon in the Persian Gulf. The court was put there especially for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to play a few games on to promote the upcoming ATP World Tour. Although the two tennis players usually avoid wet courts they both said they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and luckily neither slipped in!

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2 – Scotland’s Remote Beauty

Nestled amongst the hills of the Scottish Out Hebrides sits a pristine tennis court. Compared to the backdrop of the weathered coastline this court looks almost photoshopped into the picture. A remote beauty and one not to be missed if you are visiting Scotland this summer!

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3 – A Classic In Rhinebeck

A wealthy family living in New York who wanted a sporting pavilion built that they could use commissioned the Rhinebeck court in 1902. The building that the court sits in is magnificent and the facility also houses squash courts, a bowling alley, a shooting range and one of the country’s first indoor residential swimming pools!

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4 – A Court Above The Clouds

In 2005 a helipad 650 feet above the ground on top of Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai was temporarily converted into the world’s highest tennis court. It was done to promote the ATP’s Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open and was used for a match between Roger Federer and Andre Agassi. The court looks amazing balanced over Dubai’s skyline however during the match they did lose a considerable amount of tennis balls!

5 – The First Underwater Tennis Court

Don’t get too excited this hasn’t been built yet however there are plans for this project to get underway after an architect from Poland proposed the idea which could be built just offshore in the Persian Gulf, not too far from where the highest tennis match in the world was played. Part sports arena, part aquarium, the concept calls for a rooftop coral reef, which would bring sea life to the area for spectators to see!

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