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Travel Hobbies

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In 2021, people are looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality and most will have been dreaming about travel throughout this past year. Nevertheless, the time is almost upon us to pack our bags and jump on a plane. If you were wondering what you might want to be getting up to during your travels, here are 6 travel hobbies that are currently trending.


Hiking will be one of the key travel trends for this year and upcoming years; with the population getting more used to the outdoor space they have available, people are ready to finally explore more. Over the past year, people have developed an appreciation for the great outdoors and many have become avid hikers, cyclers, and runners. This trend will continue within the travel industry where people are expected to look for rural routes that are more off the beaten track to become fully immersed with the nature.


There’s no denying that these past years have been tiring both physically and mentally for many of us, with a lot of us dreaming about a simple holiday where all they need to do is relax and let go of the tension that has built up. This is going to lead to a lot of people searching for beach holidays where the only activity involved is getting up from the sunbed to walk towards a crystal blue sea and potentially avoiding busy hotels in search of a personal cabin or villa to reside in. This is in contrast to 2019 where most people surveyed would have preferred to stay in a hotel as opposed to a holiday rental.

Another travel trend that has been taking on serious new heights is rock climbing which is an invigorating sport that can take you around various locations all over the world.

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Rock Climbing

Another travel trend that has been taking on serious new heights is rock climbing which is an invigorating sport that can take you around various locations all over the world. Nevertheless, it’s best to practice this one at your local gym a bit before you try and compete with the famous Alex Honnold’s ascent in Yosemite National Park, which has grown popular thanks to the new Netflix documentary, ‘Free Solo’. This sport is not only exciting, but a great workout that thankfully doesn’t feel too much like one.

Kayaking and Canoeing

Getting out on the open water can be both relaxing and exhilarating and can suit both the thrill-seeker and the sun worshiper depending on how and where you do it. Kayaking and canoeing are a great way to get active on the open water and are particularly in demand hobbies to try for this year. If you’ve already been there and done that, why not try kayaking but with a clear bottom? Clear kayaks are perfect if you want to see under the water and gaze upon all of the life beneath you as you row.

Mountain Biking

Sticking to the outdoors theme, mountain biking is a great hobby to get you exploring and learning more about the environment you’ll be spending time in. This is a much quicker way to get from A to B as opposed to hiking everywhere, and it can therefore allow you more opportunity to explore in much less time.

Camping and Glamping

Ever wondered what it would be like to sleep directly beneath the stars? Camping gives you an opportunity to set up base practically anywhere and it can be as relaxing or exhilarating as you like. However, glamping gives you a bit more of a sense of luxury, usually complete with real-life toilets! This is a trend that won’t budge for a while thanks to the growing number of people ‘staycationing’ around their home countries.

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Now that you’ve seen what the latest travel hobbies are going to be for 2021, why not get researching and see if one of them could be the right fit for you?