Many people consider relaxing on a sandy shore from dawn to dusk, without doing a lot else, the ideal vacation. Everyone floats their own boat, so to speak, but a lot of people have discovered a wonderful alternative in adventure travel. Forget simply relaxing: explore, raft a river, swim in a clear lagoon, climb a cliff, get muddy off-road, or hike hidden paths. Lackluster vacations are a thing of the past when you plan new adventures.
For some people, watching the sun come up, let alone sleeping through it, isn’t enough. The adventurer yearns to chase it. Choose from many different adventurous activities based on your trip’s location.
If riding a wave in Australia, followed by a cookout on the beach is your vibe, go for it. Perhaps you’d prefer off-roading in a four-wheeler on an unbeaten path somewhere, watching out for great views of wildlife and scenery. Or does a floating expedition through a vanishing ecosystem such as southern American rivers sound fascinating?
No matter what you choose, make sure to check out a few adventure travel blogs for inspiration. The intrepid heart in all of us gets to make the most of our vacation time. Maybe extreme pursuits, or at least more challenging and exciting pursuits, appeal to you; if so, try some of the more interactive travel activities available that keep you moving and involved. Maybe theme parks don’t sound like adventure to you any longer; if so, check into a grown-up adventure travel plan for your next vacation.
An adventure holiday may be the answer when you are planning your next departure from boring, daily life – cruising exotic ports, taking stunning photos of foreign wildlife, rafting majestic canyons, climbing a mountain, for starters. Open water diving, snorkeling, learning a new sport, cliff-climbing and jumping are great opportunities to leave home and experience the world.
Beware of “all-inclusive” resorts, the kind that come with free continental breakfast and complimentary towels; the true adventure is to be found elsewhere.
Do you fantasize about exploring glimmering caves or trekking tall mountain peaks? If so, you can make it come true with an adventure travel getaway. Forget those boring office routines for a while and immerse yourself in an adventure, experience some wildlife, or challenge yourself with a new activity in a breathtaking land or seascape. Travel to oceans or peaks, vistas or forests, but never resign yourself to a status quo vacation again.
Jennifer Anders is a full time travel addict and writer who focuses on adventure activities and off-the-beaten-path experiences from around the world. She especially loves reading plenty of adventure travel blogs.