If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. Remember this lesson and revitalise your next break by learning a new skill – you never know when you might need it.
FORAGE FOR TRUFFLES IN CROATIA
Istria in northern Croatia is famed for three culinary gems: olive oil, wine, and truffles. Embark on a truffle tour with a professional hunter and their sharp-nosed hound to forage for the Istrian delicacy in the Motovun Forest and learn about its history before a cooking class that will showcase your bounty at its finest. Think a rich risotto or homemade pasta dish slathered in regional olive oil, paired with local Teran and Malvazija wines. istra.hr
UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARTIST IN THE MALDIVES
If the stunning beauty of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi doesn’t inspire you to get creative, nowhere will. Try your hand at coconut painting or sculpture during a one-to-one session with the resort’s artist-in-residence or craft something special to take home like your own woven Maldivian rug. Sustainability is a key message, with the importance of marine conservation showcased during underwater art tours of the Coralarium and coral regeneration project. Responsible and luxurious, does paradise get better than this? fairmont.com/maldives/
GO SELF- SUFFICIENT IN NORWAY
Original Travel’s Reconnect collection offers curious travellers an escape from modernity with a portfolio of holidays that highlight self- sufficiency. Learn traditional methods of cheese-making, forage for fruits and berries, and grapple with the art of fly fishing in Norway – or go wild herding animals and exploring the medicinal properties of local flora. Whatever you choose, you’ll return home with a renewed love of getting back to basics. Originaltravel.co.uk
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