A hobby can be any entertainment or recreational activity that’s enjoyable as well as relieves stress. Most people end up devoting their whole lives to their hobbies because being active improves one’s life. You not only improve your physical and mental health. You also learn new skills.
And what better way to get active than with ritzy hobbies?
When you’ve got some disposable income, diversify your daily routine with a few choice hobbies. Some of these hobbies may require special training, as well as proper equipment and gear. Most will call for traveling to posh destinations.
So take your pick and make your travel plans.
1. Mountain Climbing
Mountain climbing is a popular outdoor activity, that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. But it’s also one of the most expensive hobbies that requires specialized equipment and multiple travel arrangements.
Keep in mind that climbing is a physical and mental challenge, and it should never be taken lightly. Although some people are naturally gifted climbers, most will require professional guidance and instruction to reach the summit safely. Also, although the cost of climbing can be significant, for many people, the challenge and exhilaration of the experience is worth it.
Hitting the slopes is a favorite endeavor for the affluent. When temperatures skyrocket, the wealthy head north for posh winter holidays. Some don’t have to book their stay at luxurious ski resorts because they own a chalet in the French, Swiss or Italian alps. If you’re an intermediate skier and want to get more out of your experience on the slopes, get lessons and invest in equipment.
For those who love the sea, there is nothing quite like the experience of sailing. The wind in your hair and the sun on your face can create an exhilarating feeling. Invest in a sailboat, and see the world in a different way.
You will have the unique opportunity to explore remote coves and deserted islands, that may be inaccessible by land. Moreover, this luxurious hobby will ensure you always travel in style and luxury.
Although skydiving is a pricey hobby, the feeling of jumping out of a plane and freefalling through the air is priceless for any adrenaline lover.
Also, you will need to do plenty of research so that you can select a reputable company to jump with. Remember that although you will be attached to an instructor, you’ll also play an active role. You’ll be taught the required body position for exit, as well as in freefall. Listen to the brief carefully and arrive for your skydiving experience prepared.
5. Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a fun and stress-relieving activity, which lets you relax and do some exercise at the same time. There are also many different types of horseback riding, such as show jumping and horse racing. If you’re considering horseback riding, consider a few things.
To begin with, you’ll need a horse. If you don’t have the property yet to keep one, the riding school you choose will have one for you. So you don’t have to own a horse. But you must pay for lessons and training to get this hobby right.
Additionally, you’ll need to dedicate several hours a week to riding and taking care of your horse. You’ll also need to familiarize yourself with the risks and take precautions to stay safe.
6. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving can be an incredibly rewarding experience, as it allows you to explore the underwater world and see things that most people don’t get to see.
Firstly, you will need to gain a dive certification from a licensed operator and arrange a medical examination to ensure you are fit to dive. Secondly, no matter how experienced you are, it is crucial to listen to your instructor or guide. Set up all your scuba gear and take your time to confirm that everything is in order.
7. Car Collecting
Most of those who make it to the Forbes’ richest list own some of the rarest cars in the world. Many would have multiple vehicles that are worth as much as real estate. Collections can include custom-built luxury cars, like a gold-plated Rolls-Royce Silver Spur limousine in the collection of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. The Sultan owns some 2,000 to 7,000 luxury cars.
8. Art Collecting
Every art enthusiast would love the chance to visit an art gallery or exhibition and buy the pieces they love. This is a highly sought-after luxurious hobby, that can also be quite expensive to participate in. It is also a great way to beautify your home, as you can choose from the works of many artists.
Depending on your preference, you may also want to focus on a particular artist, past or present. If you are looking to get into art collecting, postcards can be a good start. Many art museum gift shops offer glossy and high-quality postcards showcasing their most notable acquisitions.