A life well traveled is often known as a life well lived. But there’s only so many beach holidays or backpacking trips that you can do in your life. Whether you’re a fan of doing things differently or your sense of adventure is dying to come out, there are plenty of alternative options to choose from.
Camping is something even the most seasoned adventurer loves, but the same old scenery can get a little tiresome. If you like to feel at one with nature, fend for yourself and take in breathtaking scenery, an adventure style camping trip might be just what you’re looking for. Forget the forests, camping out in the jungle could be an experience of a lifetime. Not only will the views amaze you, but the sounds, nature, and wildlife will too.
Lovers of nature, unspoiled scenery, and natural wildlife will want to think about a wilderness trip. Choosing the type of setting that suits you, you will get to experience a new level of culture, in the most natural of ways. Opt for colder climates and lead a dogsledding team, or stick to something a little warmer and head out to find nature instead.
Wildlife can be enchanting for some, but for others, it’s just not enough. If you want to see more, do more and experience more, then heading into the heart of an animal kingdom might be more for you. Whether you choose to embark on a planned safari or even something a little more rewarding, like rhino care, the animal-centric, hands-on experiences can be once in a lifetime adventure opportunities.
Horse lovers may already have thought about incorporating their passion with travel. But sticking to standard riding experiences, dressage or jumping lessons might not satisfy the adventurer inside. Taking a love of all things equestrian one step further may lead to an endless adventure. Riding through the outback, rivers, across mountains and even deserts might just breathe a new lease of life into a horsey passion. And, for non-experienced riders, it could kindle a new love of the interest.
Walking and hiking is a hobby that many adventurers love. Whether you’re hooked on experiencing new things, seeing new sights or just getting to know the world a little bit better, hiking experiences can be amped up to an adventure too. If mountains or forests are your usual haunt, then why not switch the scenery entirely? A snowy backdrop could be the exact change you’ve been looking for. Snowshoeing allows you to enjoy winter scenery, without being the most skilled of snow-survivors or skiers.
So, before sitting down to book your next holiday, think about the different ways of experiencing travel an alternative way. Even if you’re not a fan of sports or nature, by changing the way you think about your travels, you might just find yourself on an experience of a lifetime.