Reuters reports that baby boomers are increasingly choosing adventure and educational holidays instead of more traditional or sedentary trips. In a survey of more than 100 travel experts conducted by a branch of the Canadian Automobile Association, demand for "experience-travel" increased last year in Canada, in the UK and in Australia. People are interested in trips that offer culinary seminars, educational opportunities, health or spa activities and exploration in offbeat destinations. The growth in this type of travel is coming from people who are over the age of 50, want to stay active and can afford these types of vacations.
You can read all about it on the Reuters site here.
And speaking of adventure travel, a group of scientists decided recently to discreetly observe the most feared of all sharks, the Great White. A marine biologist chose to paddle in a kayak in the ocean off the coast of Africa. In an article entitled, "It's behind you: Great White stalks ocean canoeist," the UK's Daily Mail newspaper tells the story of an experience of a lifetime with an exceptional photograph. You can see it here.
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A big thank you to Marcelo Terraza for his photograph of a bridge to trees in the Ecological Reserve Vaga Fogo, Pirenópolis, Goiás (Brazil). Obrigado.
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