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Five Active Vacations You Can’t Miss

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Getting tired of sitting in the office chair? Need an excuse to stretch your legs? Look no further! From snorkelling to surfing to skiing, here are five active vacations you can’t miss!

1. Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

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When it comes to active vacations, you can’t do much better than snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef! While warming oceans have been reaping a lot of damage in recent years, Australia’s greatest natural landmark remains arguably the most beautiful coral reef in the world! Throw on a stinger suit and spend a few days exploring this natural wonder – and afterwards take advantage of everything else Oz has to offer!  

2. Surfing in Oahu

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The world capital of surfing, if you’re looking to test your skills on your next vacation – or develop some new ones – look no further than Oahu! From Waikiki Beach to the famous Pipeline, there’s something for beginners, pros, and everyone in between. With some incredible hikes as well, there’s plenty to keep you active on Oahu! 

3. Horseback riding in Botswana

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Looking for an experience you won’t soon forget? Why not a horseback riding vacation in Botswana’s Okavango Delta! The Okavango is the largest inland delta in the world and plays host to an amazing array of wildlife. What’s the best way to go on safari? You’ll know the answer once you’ve done it on horseback.

4. Whitewater Rafting in Alaska

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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of whitewater rafting. But paddling downriver through one of the world’s last great wildernesses, that’s another story entirely! If you’re looking for an active vacation this year and don’t mind a wild ride, whitewater rafting in Alaska could be the adventure for you!

5. Skiing in the Alps

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Admittedly, there are quite a few bucket list-worthy active vacations out there; but skiing in the Alps is definitely one of them! Chamonix-Montblanc, St. Moritz, Kitsbühel, Zermatt: the number of world-class slopes crammed into this relatively small region is just astounding. Whether you’re a diehard skier or snowboarder or a newbie keen to learn in a premier environment, a ski holiday in the Alps is one vacation you that’ll get the blood racing!

For more ideas for active getaways, check out some of the world’s best ski slopes!

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