Some people travel for leisure, while others travel for adventure. If you’re more of the latter, these destinations will take you off the beaten path and on the adventure of a lifetime.
Lake Louise, Canada
This hidden destination is surrounded by six glaciers, and is an excellent destination whether in summer or winter. When the sun’s out, you get a stunning placid lake that’s perfect for kayaking. In the wintertime, the whole lake freezes over to beckon skaters to glide on ice. Better yet, you can see the entire pine tree-lined lake from 6,850 feet by riding the Lake Louise Gondola.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
There’s no adventure more grand than going back to humanity’s cradle: Africa. Here, you can book guided safari tours where you can see elephants, hyenas, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. This adventure allows you to see the cycle of life unfold before your very eyes, inspiring both a sense of wonder and adventure.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
If you think the Niagara Falls is majestic, wait till you see Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Raging for over two million years, this waterfall is 330 feet high and a mile across. But you’re not just here for some sightseeing, are you? Luckily, you can also go bungee jumping, rappelling, and zip lining in this stunning destination.
Outdoor lovers will surely have a field day in Patagonia, an area in Argentina that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean. The pristine landscape takes adventurers through the glaciers of the Andes Mountains, where stunning vistas abound. You can also go whale watching between September and October off the coast of Valdes Peninsula.
What do emperors Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Constantine have in common? All three are known to have a fondness for Edipsos, a natural spring in Greece. Located on an inlet on the Aegean Sea north of Athens, this place is home to over 80 springs that have been providing leisure and healing for thousands of years. When you’re not taking a dip in the rejuvenating waters, you can also go scuba diving, fishing, biking, and hiking around the area.
The world is filled with thrilling destinations waiting to be discovered. The next time you feel the itch to go on an adventure, be sure to add these places to your itinerary. The unforgettable memories will be well worth the effort.