Get in touch with the real you and warmly embrace your adventurous spirit by taking it on some mind-expanding fun around the world. From scaling new heights to exploring the depths of the ocean there are no limits to the number of awesome experiences you can enjoy and the fabulous stories you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Don’t just sit on the sidelines of life reading your trip magazine: get sucked in. Thrilling adventures are waiting for you in every single nook and cranny of the globe, and these vigorous vacations can cater for all ages, backgrounds and budgets. So why not beat the boredom and take your holiday to the next level?
To get your brain cogs spinning and turning here’s a list of five great unique holidays for adventure-lovers everywhere to sink their teeth into:
There’s no business like snow business
Cross country skiing allows you to slope away from the crowds and enjoy some quality stress relief with some genuine contact with the natural environment. Plus it’s one of the best full-body workouts there is. It’s snow-filled environmental friendly fun that’s good for you and even better for the planet.
Take a hike
You’ll need sturdy boots and sturdier resolve as walking and trekking require at least some level of physical fitness. But the rewards far outstrip the demands on your soon to be aching limbs. A holiday trek ticks all the boxes for fun and adventure. Not only is it a great way to discover and appreciate what’s wonderful about the world, but you can also hook up with new people who are interested in exploring the same places you are. Stretch your limbs and expand your mind at the same time.
A whale of a time
That moistness you feel on your face is not a spot of a rain, but the fresh sea spray as a fifty tonne sperm whale has just made a dive very near to you. Or it could be a tear of joy as you encounter a pod of whales or dolphins. Observing these beautiful creatures in the wild is an exhilarating sight, and you can get closer to them than you ever thought possible. You will never forget your first sighting of these magnificent mammals throwing themselves out of the water.
Freewheeling your cares away
What better way to explore some of the world’s most fascinating landscapes than getting on your bike and riding? Travelling on two wheels is one of the best ways of discovering the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of a new land. Many countries have established routes for you to follow that are brimming with pedal-powered fun. You’ll come across more than enough views to keep you occupied and happy, such as gorgeous landscapes, ancient villages and hidden gems that the tourist pack never gets to see. Cycling holidays are hard to beat if you want to shake up and invigorate your senses.
Dive straight in
Of course… lying on a beach and enjoying some quality sand time does have its appeal. But it is so much more invigorating and life enhancing to get under the waves and poke your nose into colourful reefs, old shipwrecks and deep blue canyons as well as being able to swim with an abundant array of colourful marine life. To steal a phrase from a well-known Disney animation, “life is much better, down where it’s wetter, under the sea”. And it doesn’t matter if you are an inexperienced newbie as many dive centres have beginners’ classes that will help to crank open a new world of adventures to you.
Paul is an avid traveller with a passion for sharing his experiences online.