How it began - at sea
It started on a windy day in Tarifa.
Vanessa Lenssen was learning to kitesurf. Her husband watched on. He describes travelling with her as akin to travelling with an annoying toddler. Can’t sit still, easily bored, and giving her a book and shipping her off to a (sun) bed isn’t going to work.
Vanessa struggled to switch-off and relax on holiday.
It wasn’t until she mastered the art of fresh pasta in Sorrento, learnt to capture the best shots in Andalucía, and flamenco danced like the locals in Seville that something clicked. She’d unlocked the secret to getting her holidays back. It was simple, exhilarating and life changing.
The remedy? Learn something new on holiday.
Today Vanessa has been on hundreds of learning holidays worldwide from perfume making, rock climbing, Spanish language lessons, golf, sand boarding, creating cosmetics, cooking, surfing, yoga to mastering French pastries and more.
But it wasn’t until the sea breeze hit her face and she felt the thrill of her kite skimming her across the water in Tarifa that Vanessa would wonder: if she could switch-off and relax on holiday by learning something new, then maybe there would be others who could do the same?
Enter holidays for today’s world
Since GoLearnTo.com’s inception in 2006 we’ve taken off.
What began with under 100 learning holidays has rapidly grown to over 1000. And we’re always on the lookout for new fresh and inspired experiences.
It’s exciting. But it can be overwhelming; sometimes it’s hard to decide. That’s why we like to help.
We know learning holidays. We’ve travelled the globe to curate some of the most authentic, imaginative, distinctive, real and innovative holidays worldwide. Every single one is different. But they all offer the same delicious levels of charm and character.
Today we are a global team of holiday fanatics who believe every holiday should last a lifetime. Beach holidays spent reading the entire Richard and Judy book list just aren't us. We want more from our holidays. Ever had the post-holiday blues? We haven’t.
Word on the street
We’re the leaders in the fastest growing trend in travel. So we’ve created a bit of a stir. Here’s a glimpse of the recent buzz about us in the press…
Meet our guests. They’re solo travellers. Friends. Couples. Those with enthusiasm and zest for life. Inspiring types. Complete beginners to the more experienced. Those looking to escape the daily routine. People of all ages and nationalities who refused to be boxed in.
It's not the done thing to boast so we prefer to let them do the talking. Click here to see what our latest guests have to say about us and our holidays.
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