Sometimes, an adventure abroad can change our lives. From learning new skills to taking in the beauty of our natural world, there’s a lot that can be gained from setting sail and exploring. To offer assistance, we’ve put together seven adventures that will change your outlook on life.

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  1. The Seine River

If you are looking for a sight-seeing holiday that gives you a chance to experience the romance of Paris and the history of Normandy, then a Seine river voyage might be the adventure for you. Running for almost 486 miles, the Seine River offers a unique look at France that is bound to change your perspective.

  1. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The world is a big place – but snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef takes it to a whole new level. With over 2,900 reefs forming the Great Barrier, there are billions of creatures for you to discover – but authorities are warning that warming ocean water is causing coral to bleach out, so you need to visit fast if you want to take advantage of everything that this beautiful area has to offer.

  1. Kyoto, Japan

The old imperial capital, Kyoto, is a must-see for every adventurer. The Philosopher’s Path, Zen temples and meditative areas were all designed to allow you to practice mindfulness and reconnect to your body – a truly life-changing experience that can realign the senses.

  1. Forbidden City, Beijing

The bright lights of Beijing could easily be mistaken for London or New York, but the capital’s Forbidden City is an entirely different adventure. The City, which is a museum of art, architecture and calligraphy, welcomes more than 15 million tourists a year and is cordoned off by two gates which are almost a kilometre apart.

  1. Bali, Indonesia

Bali has long been labelled a ‘tropical paradise’, and it’s clear to see why. Home to artists and writers looking for inspiration, Bali offers stunning scenery, authentic cuisine and the perfect mix of tourist attractions and off-the-beaten-track retreats. Whether you’re looking to spend a week in a luxury resort or save money and camp in a lodge, you will be welcomed with open arms.

  1. Kayak with the Whales

If you want an opportunity to connect with nature, then kayaking with whales is an excellent choice. Whales are often as long as three school buses and hundreds of them can be found in the Loreto Islands Bay Marine Park throughout the winter months. Kayaking close by is not for everybody, but it allows you to get up close and personal and is a genuine alternative to swimming with dolphins.

  1. Take part in a Hawaiian Bootcamp

Not all health retreats were created equally, and Hawaii is a prime example of why you should look further afield if you’re in need of a refresh. Kayaking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling and cooking are all activities you can expect to enjoy if you choose a boot camp in Hawaii, offering a real alternative to fitness camps closer to home.

If you are looking for a life-changing adventure, then consider one of the options we have listed above. Not only do they give you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but they allow you to get closer to nature – or yourself – and enjoy lasting experiences that will shape your future.