Adventure can come in all shapes and sizes, whether it be exploring a ton of new places, taking part in activities you have never tried before, or seeing something that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
Pack up your clothes, gear, nicotine prescription, and everything you may need for a holiday because these are the best adventure destinations you should visit right now.
Hawaii is easily one of the most beautiful states in the United States and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. While you can spend your day lounging on the beach and sipping cocktails, there is so much more you can do on the islands.
The crystal-clear water makes it one of the best places to scuba dive, allowing you to get up close and personal with thousands of different species of fish and coral. Off the water, you can hike through the lush jungles, zipline above the canopies, or quad bike along one of the many natural paths.
If you want to tick multiple adventure activities off your list, then look no further than Patagonia. The area was designed for thrill-seekers and those who love the outdoors. Not to mention the many villages packed with incredibly friendly and welcoming locals.
You will struggle to find better walking and hiking paths anywhere else in the world. If that’s not for you, you can cycle or 4×4 instead. Patagonia is also home to some of the best fishing spots in South America if you are looking to do something a bit more relaxing.
Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations for visitors from the US, Europe, and Asia, and the reasons extend far beyond the beautiful sights, great food, and even better locals.
You can hike up the famous Table Mountain and then paraglide off of it. You can catch some waves in Muizenberg, or if you are feeling extra brave, head out into the sea for an unmatched shark-cage diving experience surrounded by enormous Great White Sharks.
Australia is far more than just Bondi Beach and a ton of poisonous snakes. While you can visit one of the many near-perfect beaches, you can also make a trip to the mountains and do something incredibly unexpected, skiing.
Australia is also home to the Great Barrier Reef, which you can visit by boat or slip on some scuba gear and see it up close. Not to mention Australia has its own population of sharks, and shark-cage diving is on the menu here too.
Africa is home to many incredible sights, but being out in the bush, surrounded by elephants, lions, leopards, and many other creatures, has to be one of the best. Botswana is the go-to destination if you want to experience nature’s beauty up close and personal.
While you can take a guided safari tour, night tours allow you to see the apex predators of the bush, like leopards and lions. If you want to travel on your own, there are also numerous hiking, cycling, and walking trails you can go on.
Botswana has the animals, but Zambia has the adrenaline. Not only is it one of the most tourist-friendly countries in Africa, but it is also home to the magnificent and jaw-dropping Victoria Falls.
If visiting this natural wonder isn’t quite enough for you, the Zambezi River offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go white river rafting. Pitting you against the mighty Zambezi, white river rafting will get your blood pumping and heart going in a matter of seconds.
Antarctica is not on many people’s travel lists, and while you can’t stay in a five-star hotel or eat at three Michelin-star restaurants, Antarctica is the closest thing you can get to unadulterated and untouched nature.
You will need to pack a tent and a sleeping bag, but you get in return are hikes across the frozen plains, coming face to face with everything from penguins to polar bears, and experiencing what extreme weather and nature really are.
While not a single destination, traveling Route 66 has become a must for car and motorbike lovers from around the world. If using an engine isn’t up your alley, traveling by bicycle has also become a favored mode of transport.
Route 66 is packed with everything you need for an adventure, trails, museums, unique hotels, hiking spots, mountains, rivers, and everything in between. It is no surprise that it sees hundreds of thousands of tourists visit it every year.
Alaska can be a tricky place to navigate, and getting around the state requires far more effort than you think, especially if you want to reach the remote areas. However, a cruise is the best way to get past this.
A cruise will take you to the small village dotted around the coastline, and will allow you to hike and explore the surroundings, go fishing in the frozen ocean, whale-sighting so much more. Cutting a cruise short to stay in one of these many villages is also the best way to get in touch with the native people and culture.