For those who travel for adventure, this piece is for you. While many people travel to eat, sightsee, and relax; Some travel to live closer to the edge and mark items on their bucket lists.
Adventures await around the world. Whether you want to ski down an Aspen slope or climb Mount Everest, the list of things to do is endless.
Here are some options that made our list.
Dinner in the Sky is an exciting experience for those brave enough. More than 60 countries on five continents took part in the experience. Guests enjoy a dinner prepared by some of the world’s top chefs while anchored 50 meters above the sea. Oh! At the same time you have a breathtaking view of the city below.
Swim in the Great Barrier Reef. If water, diving and snorkeling are your thing, a trip to Queensland, Australia is a must. The Great Barrier Reef is the oldest living organism on earth. It stretches more than 1,600 miles, has more than 1,500 species of fish, and can be seen from space. Unfortunately, due to coral bleaching and global warming, it has been rapidly eroding. So if you go, go!
Take a hot air balloon ride in Turkey. Images of dozens of hot air balloons flying over Cappadocia in Turkey have gone viral in recent years. As a result, more people added the place to their bucket list for the top-listed excursion experience. A drive over the central region offers visitors a 360-degree view of the famous limestone pinnacles and “fairy chimneys” that cannot be seen from the ground.
Go on an African safari. I mean, what’s more adventurous than being in the wild? Okavango Delta, Botswana was listed as a must-see by Condé Nast Traveler. Travelers can ride a mokoro canoe for the best and most intimate view of migrating elephants, antelope, and cheetah, among others.
Swim in Mexico’s cenotes. Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is rich in unique and natural beauty. Many venture there to see the cavernous cenotes. Swimming in one of these natural sinkholes is one for the books. When in Tulum, visit Dos Ojos (“Two Eyes”) to see one of the most beautiful underwater sites in the world.
Go sand surfing in the Sahara. If you can take the heat, then the colossal dunes of the Sahara will call your name. Take part in the extreme sport of sand surfing – on a surfboard. It makes for epic images and unparalleled views.
Surf the California waves. Huntington Beach in Orange County, California is widely known as “Surf City” because it attracts surfers from all over the world. The miles of surfable beach waves give visitors plenty of room to spread out. It’s a place to visit all year round, summer or winter (an excellent time to visit if you don’t want crowds).
Take the five-day trek to Machu Picchu, Peru. The famous Inca citadel is located in the Andes. Though a bus ride can visit the site, some travelers may choose to take the five-day trek along the 26-mile (42-km) Inca Trail. But if that’s too extreme, tour operator Sam Travel Peru will drop hikers off at kilometer mark 104 to do the whole experience in 24 hours.
Zipline over Niagara Falls. Known as MistRider, the 2,200-foot excursion opened to visitors in Ontario in the summer of 2016. Since then, she has attracted brave travelers. The ride runs from the top of Niagara Gorge to almost the end, with four ziplines reaching speeds of over 40 miles per hour. It is open from June to December.