Do you feel like you spend all your days at work slaving away and your days off doing chores, housework or other equally uninspiring things? Well if you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket and fancy trying something different, here are five things to do on your next day off which will make it truly unforgettable:
Fly a plane
Hollywood star John Travolta’s passion for flying planes in his spare time is well documented – he even has his own Boeing 707. But you don’t have to have an A-lister’s income to be able to learn the basics of being a pilot. In fact, a spare hour or two and a couple of hundred pounds is all you need to book your very own flying lesson and you’ll soon be soaring through the skies and experiencing the true freedom of flight.
Take an Aston Martin for a spin
If the lifestyles of the rich and famous are what you spend your days off dreaming of, then you can get a taste of what it’s really like by hiring a supercar to take for a spin. Race tracks and courses in various locations will let you drive anything from vintage race cars to super modern high performance vehicles, or you can hire something extravagant to take for a drive in the countryside. For a touch of elegance, plump for an Aston Martin, the car of choice of 007.
Record your hit single
Fancy your chances as the next Lady Gaga or One Direction? Well, you might not need X-Factor or American Idol, pop star experiences can be booked at music studios in various places to give you the full treatment, learning the ins and outs of the studio before laying down those killer tracks. Even if you can barely sing a note, you’ll see how the magic of autotune can make you sound like a future chart favourite.
Have lunch in style
You may have heard about those mythical ‘ladies who lunch,’ the ones who seem to have all the time in the world to enjoy extravagant, leisurely lunches in posh cafes and swish restaurants. But you can sample the high life for a couple of hours too, next time you’ve got a day off. Many restaurants, including Michelin-starred establishments and celebrity favourites, offer much more affordable options for lunch so you can sample luxury dining at a fraction of the cost if you go in for a midweek lunch.
Learn to drink wine, properly
There’s drinking on your day off and then there’s learning how to drink on your day off. We’re not talking about cracking open a couple of cans on the sofa watching daytime TV, get yourself off to a nearby vineyard or book in for an expert wine-tasting course at a hotel, restaurant or specialist wine shop. Not only is it a great chance to get a bit tipsy while everyone else is stuck at work, but you’ll pick up some indispensable knowledge about how to order wine and how to match it with your food. Tasty and educational, perfect for a day off.
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