If you’re a racing fan, a racing holiday might be in your best interest. The speed, the exhilaration, the overwhelming desire to watch those famous races you’ve only heard broadcast on the television are all great reasons to make your next vacation one that deals solely with racing. There are a number of ways to accomplish this.
Consider visiting one of the great racing museums. Good tracks like Daytona have some wonderful museum facilities that will keep you entertained for hours on end. Not only do they have some of the most famous cars ever stored in these museums, they also have some of the most interesting information about drivers, races, and all other things related to racing. You might learn something interesting as you enjoy looking at racing memorabilia.
Another option is to book a trip with a sports travel agency. Many of them have racing vacations designed just for you. You can choose from Formula One vacations, NASCAR vacations, or a Grand Prix vacation. Most of these packages include hotel accommodations, tickets to take in a race or two while you’re on vacation, admission to a local museum, track tours, twenty-four hour trip assistance and freebies like programs and souvenirs. Others also include airline tickets and all sorts of optional packages you can add to your racing vacation. A famous one at Atlanta Motor Speedway includes a question and answer session with real NASCAR drivers. Others include the use of a hospitality tent before and after the race. This tent usually includes free food and beverages, sometimes even those of the adult variety. You can even choose to rent a scanner so you can hear the race, the drivers, and the officials as you watch it live.
Perhaps the best option for a race vacation is to live the experience through a racing school. There are many different decisions to make once you’ve decided upon a racing school, though. First, you need to decide what type of school you wish to enroll in. You can choose any type of racing car you enjoy watching from Corvettes to Indy 500 cars. Second, you need to decide how long you want your racing school experience to be. Basic courses can last anywhere from half of a day to three days. A basic one day course starts with a classroom session. Most of these sessions will cover the dynamics of the car, the dynamics of drivers, how to balance a car, how skids work, racing rules, and safety while you’re on the track. All of these things are essential knowledge once you actually hit the track with your class and your instructor. In most cases, you will be given a helmet, a uniform, and you’re own car. From there, your instructors will teach you exercises to build your skills and help you get used to the cars and the practice sessions that will follow.
In most of these schools, fully qualified driving coaches take you and your classmates, on a step-by-step basis, through a skill-oriented program to help you explore your interests. It might also help you develop your abilities as a driver. Don’t worry, there’s no pressure with most of these schools. Everyone out there is simply trying to have fun, and the racing school gets their money up front, so they could probably care less about your performance on the track. It’s not a situation like high school football where performance is everything. By the end of the day in racing school, you’ll be driving one of your favorite race cars like a pro. Lapping the track by yourself at speeds you’ve only dreamed of as you make your commute to work can be great fun, and racing school can give you that. If you choose to enroll in a racing school, be sure you rest and eat well on the day before. As much fun as it is, it can also be exhausting, so it’s important to take care of your body before you actually visit the school. Also, you must have a valid driver’s license to enroll in a racing school.
Choosing and planning a racing vacation can make your next holiday from your “nine to five” job the holiday of your dreams.
Usually all Christmas plans are made up ahead, but if several weeks before the holiday you still don’t know where to go on your so desperately expected vacations, may be this article can help you to define your preferences.
The fist thing you should remember is that usually by the beginning of December all the best places are already booked. So, prepare to spend more money, time and nerves, than, for example, in October.
The fist thing to decide is the type of vacation you would like to have. At first – would you prefer winter of summer? Some can’t imagine their Christmas without snow; others deserve to escape from the frost.
If you decide to warm up in the end of December, you are most likely to choose one of the sea resorts somewhere near equator. The most popular are Thailand, Maldives, Indonesia, India or Dominican Republic. All these countries have their own advantages, but if you like just to lay on the sun than choose Maldives. In other places there is so much to see, that your tan could be rather pale. You can also choose on the small islands in Polynesia – sun, ocean and palms – if that’s all you need from your holidays than it would be a perfect choice.
Those, who prefer the active way of life, can go in for diving or windsurfing. All these resorts offer the outstanding opportunities for these sports.
If you have chosen not to be deprived of snow and winter then you still have a lot of possibilities and variants. You may go to a country with a lot of historical attractions and devote your time to excursions, shopping (Christmas sales are very attractive) and meet New Year on the main square surrounded by crowds of celebrating people from all over the world. Christmas tree as a symbol is as must. Cities ideal for this kind of holiday are Paris, New York, Prague. Frankly speaking, any big city in the Northern hemisphere can be suitable. You will return full of souvenirs and new impressions.
If you like sport, particularly alpine skiing than the best choice is, without any doubt, Alps. There you can find comfort and nature, interesting entertainment programs and remoteness from the cities’ noise. French, Swiss or Austrian Alps – all perfectly match. If you live in the United States and don’t like to fly across the ocean, you can spend you vacations on one of the Colorado mountain resorts.
We have examined a lot of variants, but all of them need at least a week. What to do if you have just few days but still want to change your surroundings? In that case you can choose not so distant country or even travel within your country’s borders. Just choose the place where you have never been and your trip will full your with new emotions.
Some people always spend their holidays in the same place. May be this year it’s time to change situation? If you don’t feel like it, just go where you are used to and feel comfortable and relaxed.
No matter where you will be on vacations, the most important is the mood, the atmosphere and the people who are with you. If all these components are fine, your holiday will be a success!