Adventure travel is fast becoming something that people are looking to for their holidays, people want to get a little bit of a thrill on their holidays and I must agree that it is a great approach to travel. This is especially the case when you consider that travel is about experiencing something new and getting a little bit of a kick from it (or a lot in the places I will list below). Read on to find out some of my favourite adventure travel destinations.
The question has probably crossed your mind before “Can I go to Antarctica?”, the answer is thankfully that yes you absolutely can travel there. This is one of my absolute favourite destinations for adventure travel, because it is quite literally filled with it. You can things like kayaking, swimming and even camping on the continent itself. How many people can say that they have done this? When you combine this with the stunning wildlife, like whales, many types of penguins and seal, you have an incredible destination and an incredibly unique landscape that you won’t be able to see elsewhere. You can read more about the animals and landscape that you can find there. The question now is not if, but when can I go to Antarctica, so definitely look into going to the end of the earth, it was for me the most unforgettable winter destination ever.
Going coast to coast in the USA
To my mind, this is one of the most amazing adventure trips that you could possibly do in your life. We all often think about traveling to the States and getting out on the open road and this is the way to experience it all. Driving 5,000 kilometres is no easy feat, but with plenty of adventure guaranteed along the way you can’t go wrong. There is so much to experience, such as the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Memphis and Nashville in Tennessee and so many more parks and other attractions.
Hiking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Do as the Incas did hundred of years ago and hike the Inca Trail all the way to Machu Picchu. This amazing three day hike is a testament to the toughness of the Inca people and coming across the relatively untouched Machu Picchu is simply amazing. The hike is very up and down and is in the middle of the mountains, the trail is also narrow, but it is a thrilling way to reach a fantastic place at the end. There is no wonder that this 15th century Inca citadel is one of the wonders of the modern world. The amazing architecture and ingenuity of the Inca people is something to marvel at, as well as their devotion to their sun god, which can be seen in part at the site.
The Northern Lights in Iceland
Every person traveling to Iceland has the Northern Lights at the top of their bucket list. These incredible lights, which are also known as the Aurora Borealis, form an almost living rainbow in the night sky. The colours move and you can see blues, purples, greens and reds. It truly is an amazing site and many people even have the job to actually bring others to find the lights. This is something of an adventure in itself. Aside from this you can also enjoy many other things in Iceland, like the amazing lava fields, the Blue Lagoon and various other beautiful natural sights.