Keep up your daily mileage and take in the sights of a new city with a sightrunning tour, a growing worldwide trend in the travel industry that helps travelers explore destinations on foot.
Now sprinting through 50 cities on six continents, sightrunning tours offer runners an active and eco-friendly way to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a new place while also getting a workout in. Companies around the globe provide personalized or group tours with guides who take runners past historic sights and give the history of the city as well as insider information on hot spots. Ranging from approximately $30–100, tours can be designed to visitors’ interests and fitness levels.
Go! Running Tours provides an extensive list of sightrunning companies worldwide, making it easier for travelers to find and book a tour with members in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.
City Running Tours operates in several cities in the United States, including Annapolis, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The company offers personalized tours, catering to clients’ preferences for distance, pace and sight interests, as well as a weekly schedule of group runs that range from three to six miles.
Next time you’re on vacation, forget sightseeing; lace up your sneaks and try sightrunning!
It’s difficult to truly do Ireland justice with just one short trip. However, one tour is hoping to make an attempt at it, with a 12-day offering titled the Giant Irish Adventure by Vagabond Small Group Tours.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.