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We love holidays with a difference and created to offer a great selection of inspiring holiday courses in countries all around the world where you can learn a new skill. We are fanatic about learning holidays and specialise in offering holidays where you can 'go learn to' speak a new language, cook, dance, paint, take photographs to be proud of, practice yoga, horse ride, scuba dive, surf, make jewellery, create your own perfume, practice Pilates or even play the Flamenco guitar.

Our holiday courses appeal to a wide variety of travellers and are especially popular with solo travellers who travel to take our holidays from as far a field as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, the Middle East, Asia and across Europe so not only will you meet like minded people on your holiday, you are also likely to meet people from all over the world which all adds up to a more exciting holiday experience.

Vanessa Lenssen The idea was conceived in 2006 by the Founder and CEO Vanessa Lenssen, a frequent traveller with over 23 years experience in the industry. Vanessa started her career at the tender age of 16 as the 4th team member in a start-up business that grew to over 200 people before being sold to Virgin. She then spent too many years in the corporate world working in senior roles for the likes of Virgin, STA Travel, TUI and MyTravel before going back to her roots to start She was awarded the SHINE corporate woman of the year award and was shortlisted for Red Magazine's 'Red Hot Women award' in the online business category.

Vanessa was inspired to create after learning to kitesurf in a very windy Tarifa when she had her lightbulb moment realising that there might be others out there who could never really relax on holiday unless they switched their brain into 'holiday mode' by learning something new. Vanessa has since taken courses on holiday in everything from sand boarding, skydiving and kite surfing to flamenco dancing, golf, perfume making, cooking, photography, rock climbing, cosmetics making, Spanish language lessons, pastry making and more.

The business now has a global team of holiday fanatics who believe that each trip should offer unforgettable experiences that stay with you long after the holiday is over. Beach holidays spent reading the entire Richard and Judy book list just aren't us, we want more from our trips and our holidays promise life enhancing experiences. Once you've tried one of our trips, we promise you'll be hooked.

Our super friendly team love travel, we live and breathe it every day and are inspired by the great range of holidays we offer. As seasoned travellers, we are always on the lookout for ways to get the most out of our holidays. If, like us, you are one of those people who crave more from your travels, then these life enhancing escapes promise to work wonders.

Our goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable holiday experience for everyone. After all, if you’re not changing, you’re not growing. And isn’t that what life is all about? We’re proud of our reputation as leader in innovative learning holidays, and we work hard to make sure we stay there. Don't let your dreams be dreams. Go. Discover. Learn.

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We reguarly appear in the National Press and our holidays have been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Mail, the Telegraph, Time Out magazine, Waitrose magazine and many more. To read what the media have to say about us, visit our media centre.

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