Train And Travel | Destinations Where You Can Learn While You Play

Do you want the incredible experience of travelling overseas but also want to learn while having fun? Then how about considering training on the job, while you travel abroad. Learning a new skill while you travel is great for those on a gap year or those that are looking for new career inspiration too. Today we’re going to look at beautiful destinations where you can add a new string to your bow while indulging in the wonders of a new destination too. Passports at the ready!

Learn a New Sport

Getting away to sunnier climates is the perfect time to jump into a new sport in particular a water sport. The Mark Warner website,, is a brilliant starting point for picking out the courses, modules and tuition that will suit you. Their sailing holidays are supported by Royal Yachting Association instructors and with locations such as Turkey, Sardinia and Greece you're able to learn with beautiful surroundings. Why stop at sailing? There's windsurfing, scuba-diving and kayaking on offer with the potential to  return to Britain with a new qualification. 

Train To Be A Ski Instructor

If you already love the powder on the slopes and you feel at ease on your skis, why not travel to Whistler in Canada and get your ski instructor certificate at the same time? Canadian Ski Instructor Courses provide high-quality expert coaching. And it's all undertaken in one of the most exhilarating ski destinations in the world. There are many courses on offer ranging from one week to eleven weeks. You’ll be able to improve your technical skiing and learn about avalanche safety. You'll also be coached on and then take your ski instructor certificate. There are also off-piste courses on offer too. Whistler is home to some of the best powder in North America, and you’ll receive great training here and gain lots of new skills too. After you have completed your course, you can extend your stay to enjoy the picture-perfect charm of this spectacular skiing village. Becoming a ski instructor means you’ll be able to travel more and work all over the world, from France to Italy and America to Austria.

Train To be A Sommelier

If you are on a gap year or have secured a visa to work in Australia, why not consider training to become a sommelier? If you have a good palette and are interested in wine and hospitality, this is quite a unique string to add to your bow. Places such as Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia is jam packed with beautiful vineyards and wineries where you may just be able to secure a job. Working in a tasting room is a great place to start refining your palette and learning on the job. It’s a good place to begin before gaining a sommelier certificate. Working in a tasting room will give you lots of hands-on experience and a deeper knowledge of wines and the industry. It’s not easy to get a job in the wine industry so you’ll need to get creative when presenting yourself for the job. Show that you are au fait with the correct etiquette and that you have experience in the hospitality industry. You don’t actually need a certificate to become a sommelier, but it certainly helps. But becoming a Master sommelier is a whole different board game requiring years of experience and exams. Working in tasting rooms before taking a course will look great on your CV. It’s also the perfect way to explore all that New South Wales offers. Hunter Valley is a spellbinding place and is also only about an hour from the bright lights of Sydney too. So you’ll have plenty of time on your days off to explore more of Australia too.

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