Fed up with the festive season – just rise above it…

Surf camp in Baleal, Portugalgirl doing yoga on the beach during holiday

GoLearnTo.com featured in The Independent on Sunday on the 9 November in its alternative festive breaks article with some inspirational holiday course ideas to escape Christmas this year.

“Ride the rollers in Portugal on a seven-night surfing course in Portugal near Lisbon with NotInTheGuideBooks(0844 5020 445; golearnto.com). It runs from 21 December, price ¬£284 per person, including daily surf lessons and surf camp accommodation (upgrades are available), but no flights. ”

Or, if you are looking for something more relaxing after this turbulent year, why not revive and restore your vitality at a Christmas yoga and cooking retreat in beautiful Datca in Turkey. This special yoga holiday includes accommodation in a former olive press, meals, morning yoga classes and evening cooking lessons as well as an all important full body massage.

For an alternative Christmas, why not go learn to speak Spanish, Italian or French, cook Italian food, practice yoga or surf?

Be inspired – learn something new on your next holiday….