Ditch your day job to experience your dream career for a week

Ever wonder what it would be like to actually pursue your dream job? It’s easy to find out, with a different approach to travelling.

The solution? Learning holidays. These enriching activity holidays give you a taste of what a week of living your passion would be like, without actually having to quit your 9-to-5.

Below we’ve found our best holidays to match the answers to “What did you really want to be when you grew up?”

Become a chef

Our top pick: French cookery holiday in Brittany

Cooking holidays

Follow your passion for food to Brittany, the charming region of northern France renowned for rich seafood and fine ciders. In a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen, prepare and present a wide range of restaurant-standard French dishes.

Learn skills such as filleting fish, meat butchery, preparing stocks and sauces, making homemade bread and ice creams, and baking French pastries alongside a professional French chef. You’ll leave a wonderful week ready to open your own restaurant with a collection of great recipes and even better memories.

Indulge your inner chef & find more info here.

Become a photographer

Our top pick: Nature photography retreat in the Spanish Pyrenees

Photography holiday

Spend one week alongside professional photographer, Inaki, who was named the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year as you develop your own photography skills.

You’ll have several mediums to capture including breathtaking landscapes, wildlife, natural formations, village streets, and people.

High in the Spanish Pyrenees with no lack of spectacular views, you can also photograph subjects in various lighting from sunrise to sunset and some night photography.

Indulge your inner artist & find more info here.

Become an artist

Our top pick: Painting holiday in Languedoc, France

painting holidays

Nestled in one of the premier wine making areas of France, brush up on your drawing and watercolour painting skills with an 8-day painting holiday.

Explore the local vineyards, medieval streets, and French countryside, and bring them to life on canvas alongside talented painting tutor, Simon, who has lived and worked in the region for many years.

Learn new techniques during your daily painting sessions that can help you finally become the artist you’ve always dreamed of being.

Indulge your inner artist & find more info here.