Have you been feeling like a prong in the wheel of perpetual work? Are you longing for a release from your nine to five job? Maybe you’ve realized spending an hour apart from your beloved phone induces anxiety and have decided to reconnect with reality. If you’re feeling the effects of burnout or hunger for the taste of adventure, it’s time to treat yourself to an outdoor excursion. Although relaxing retreats have their time and place, an adventurous vacation can boost your resilience and stimulate your mind. Holidays that push your comfort zone allow you to see the world from a fresh perspective and further appreciate the environment around you.
Finding your inner adventurer involves rebelling against run-of-the-mill beachside vacations. Instead, consider a camping trip where you’ll explore vast forests and mountainous landscapes. If you’re up for the challenge, test your skills in survivalist camping, where you’ll hike to remote areas and experience true wilderness.
Before you embark on the adventure of a lifetime, make sure to invest in a reliable survival kit equipped with essentials like brown bag filters and camp-friendly cooking sets. If camping is not your style, step outside your comfort zone with one daily activity that boosts your sense of wonder and thrill. Start with something small, like riding horses through a canyon, and work up to more intense activities like bungee jumping.
Ready to indulge your insatiable wanderlust? These seven destinations are action-packed and ready to be explored.
Immerse yourself in Greenland’s Arctic landscape
To truly experience the wonder of Greenland’s wintry landscape, join the nine-day Natural Habitat Adventure’s East Greenland Arctic Safari. This remote exhibition allows you to explore the country’s crystal lakes and Inuit villages in intimate twelve-person groups. After you’ve explored the remarkable terrain, return from your arctic adventures to luxury camps and gourmet meals for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Travel between islands in the Galapagos
Comprising 127 unique islands, the Galapagos boasts 56 uncommon species of animals and diverse landscapes. Explore the main islands with a Galapagos Islands Explorer Package offered by Gray Line. Choose between a four or five-day excursion where you’ll sail between islands and discover the wonders that dazzled Charles Darwin himself.
Explore ancient ruins in Egypt
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind historical excursion, spend a week exploring Egypt’s towering pyramids and timeworn cities. Once you’ve settled in, sail the infamous Nile river and lose yourself in Cairo’s bustling marketplace. For a budget-friendly option, join Intrepid Travel’s Egypt Adventure tour to venture through this ancient landscape without breaking the bank.
Test your endurance in Slovenia
When you enroll in Exodus Travels’ Slovenia adventure, you’ll challenge yourself with countless epic outdoor activities. Zip-lining, paddleboarding, and rappelling down tumbling waterfalls are all readily available and guarantee a long-remembered experience.
Experience world-renowned sceneries in New Zealand
During National Geographic Expeditions’ South Island Adventure, you’ll hike three of the most stunning trails in the world. This 12-day adventure offers truly epic views and an adrenaline-inducing helicopter ride over New Zealand’s Mount Aspiring National Park.
Connect with culture in Cuba
Explore one of Cuba’s less-traveled cities and immerse yourself in vibrant cultures just south of the US. Join Backroads’ Cuba Multi-Adventure Tour for an in-depth experience where you’ll learn to salsa dance and enjoy Cuban cuisine after a long day of exploration.
Cycle through the desert in Jordan
Ride through hotspots like Petra and Amman on an eight-day cycling trip through Jordan. During Saddle Skeddaddle’s tour, you’ll ride over unique landscapes and blaze past cultural hot-spots as you make your way through this arid landscape. After your journey, reward yourself with a soak in the healing Dead Sea and wash the days’ excursions away.
Become the wanderer you’ve always dreamed of
An adventure-packed vacation pushes you head-first into the enchanting world around you. Step outside your comfort zone and make memories you’ll look fondly upon for years to come by embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime journey.