From Sightseeing to Sweeping: Exploring Curling Bonspiels as a Travel Enthusiast
Here are some tips for combining a trip to a bonspiel with some sightseeing:
Plan your itinerary in advance:
Before you leave for the bonspiel, make a list of the attractions you want to visit and plan your schedule accordingly. You may want to consider a day or two before or after the bonspiel to do some sightseeing.
Research the area:
Do some research on the area around the bonspiel venue to get a sense of what attractions are nearby. Look for local museums, art galleries, historic sites, and other places of interest.
Check for local events:
Check to see if there are any local events or festivals taking place during your visit. This can be a great opportunity to experience the local culture and meet the locals.
Get recommendations from locals:
Ask local curlers for their recommendations on what to see and do in the area. They can give you insider tips on hidden gems and local favorites.
Take advantage of downtime:
If you have some downtime during the bonspiel, take the opportunity to explore the area around the venue. This could be a great time to visit local shops, cafes, or restaurants.
One of the great things about bonspiels is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Take advantage of the social events and opportunities to socialize with other curlers.
Remember to have fun and enjoy the experience! A trip to a bonspiel combined with sightseeing can be a great way to meet new people, experience a new culture, and create lifelong memories.