All posts filed under: adventure

5 Unexpectedly Awesome Adventures in the UK

The United Kingdom is a destination that doesn’t often go hand-in-hand with adventure. We think of London and we think of roast dinners, not of tropical islands or snowy mountains, but United Kingdom is an adventurer’s dream location and has so much more to offer than abandoned castles, fish and chips and Westminster Abbey. But first thing’s first; with recent political events, there are many questions flying around about visas and how easy it will be to travel to the United Kingdom from now on. Before you book your flights to experience these epic escapades, check out etias.com or your local government travel advice website to find out if you are eligible for a visa waiver or if there any conditions to entering the UK. Find peace on a tropical island No jokes, the United Kingdom does tropical island escapes, and they do it well. The Isles of Scilly, which are just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End, are a group of islands which are filled with palm trees and gardens, miles of …

Alternative Adventure Experience You Never Knew Existed

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 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. Wilderness 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. …

Weird and Wonderful Australian Activities That You Won’t Want To Miss

Many people go to Australia for the surfing, sun and sand lifestyle, but there is much more to experience in this magical land than that. Read on to find out where the weirdest and most wonderful things this country has to offer are and why you should pay them a visit. Kolas and Kangaroos There is plenty to see for animal lovers is Oz. Australia is known for its extensive and unusual wildlife, in particular, its marsupial population. After the kangaroo, koalas are probably Australia’s most famous marsupials. Marsupials are hot blooded animals like mammals. But unlike mammals, once their young are born they remain in a pouch on the creature body until they reach a certain stage of maturity. But did you know that Dreamworld on the Gold Coast has a blue eyed one that you can see? Go pay him a visit! Coober Pedy Whether this strange Australian town is more famous for the opals that it mines or the fact that that it is all underground is a mystery. It definitely worth …

Awesome Water Parks Around The World Which Should Be On Your Bucket List!

Going to a waterpark is a brilliant thing to do during your holiday. If the weather is hot, then it’s a fun way to cool off in the sun. There are so many amazing water parks around the world you should visit. Here are a few awesome ones which should be on your bucket list! Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai  If you are head to Dubai, you need to check out the Aquaventure Waterpark. It’s one of the top rated water parks on TripAdvisor. It’s so much fun as there are so many unique water rides you will want to try. You should also try one of the great zip lines across the park. If you are feeling brave, you should try one of the slides which go through a shark-filled lagoon! If you fancy relaxing after the water rides, there is also a pristine beach to chill out on. Aquaventure. The Atlantis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Sunway Lagoon Water Theme Park in Malaysia Another awesome water park that should be on your bucket list is …

5 Less Well-Known Places You Need To Visit In America!

Millions of people visit the US every year to go to popular places such as New York, Vegas, and Florida, but some real gems are less well-known places to visit. Here are 5 less well-known places you need to visit in America. Wyoming One top place in America you may not have heard about is Wyoming. It’s a stunning state which is full of mountains. It’s also home to several national parks that are a must-see if you love nature. Yellowstone National Park to the north of the area has some amazing rivers and canyons. You can also visit Grand Teton National Park, which is great for hiking and fishing. You will be able to spot some elk, bears and eagles, and as this article reveals, the awe-inspiring landscape is something you don’t want to miss. Oklahoma City Another less well-known place in America you need to visit is Oklahoma City. It’s full of history that you will want to find out more about. You can visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial, which is dedicated to …

Why The Kimberley is Australia’s Hidden Gem

Holidaying in Australia is something that really does reward the passionate traveler. Every country in the world has its attractions, but in Australia your wanderlust will be rewarded in spades. There is much to see and do in the cities, but for people who travel in the hope of seeing something remarkable, it’s once you step into the wilder country that things get special. If you aren’t Australian, then it can be easy to think of the country as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Outback. Easy, but unfair. The less beaten track deserves more than to be condensed just “the Outback”. One of its most remarkable areas, the Kimberley, is filled with delights you should definitely sample. If you are someone who appreciates natural beauty, then the Kimberley has everything. It’s one of those perfect holiday experiences. Listed below are some of the reasons you’ll never regret visiting. The Horizontal Waterfalls Nicknamed the “Horries”, these are a stunning natural phenomenon. Described by no less an authority than David Attenborough as one of the natural wonders …

Living life to the fullest in Queenstown

Photo: Queenstown Harbour by Paul Balfe Looking like a small town from afar, Queenstown or Tāhuna in its Māori name is a complete show-off given its surrounding indigo heights that are framed around by the meandering curves of Lake Wakatipu. The small New Zealand city wears its Global Adventure Capital badge proudly by offering every visitor extreme sports and activities they can try here. Last year, Queenstown remained to be the number of regional centre in the country as international traveller expenditure made a record-breaking 25% surge. Perhaps, it has helped that the city is known for the Lord Of The Rings territory, where a number of film-related tours are offered to visitors. Photo: Gondola and Luge Track in Queenstown, NZ by Morgan Burke Whether you are visiting the small NZ city for a while or for good, here are some ways on how you can make the most of your stay in this adventure packed destination. Plan where to stay There are plenty of great choices for accommodation in the popular city of New Zealand. In fact, Queenstown …

5 Dream Destinations For Animal Lovers

Sometimes packing your bags and jettisoning off to a warmer climate just isn’t enough. This is especially true in the case of animal lovers. When you just can’t get enough of your furry friends, sometimes your dream vacation has to incorporate animals too. It’s not enough to just sit back on the beach and relax. You’ve got to have something that satiates your love for animals, too. As luck would have it, there are thousands of veritable havens for animals lovers to travel to all around the world. Now, we don’t have time to list them all, so we’ll get through just a couple of our favourites. There’s bound to be something for everyone. While location isn’t as important, your type of vacation certainly is. Let’s get to it, shall we? Dive Right Into The Ocean If you’re a fan of marine life, heading into the depths of the clear waters could be exactly what the doctor ordered. With the proper safety gear and supervision, you can get up close and personal with what lies …

Fantastic Reasons To Visit Sweden This Season

It’s not too early to book a holiday and be in a completely different country to bring in the new year. In fact, booking a holiday this late is often a smart move. While what’s left might be scarce you’ll often find fantastic getaways at bargain prices. Whether or not you’re thinking about a wonderful vacation this season or next summer, I think Sweden is a brilliant choice. The country is filled with natural beauty and ancient wonder that you certainly don’t want to miss. Here are just some of the activities that you can enjoy if you take my advice and book your journey now. Skiing And Snowboarding Photo courtesy of Nonanet via Flickr  If you’ve never been on a skiing holiday, you’re in for a real treat. If you don’t know how to ski, you’ll first have to learn your way around the slopes. You might want to take a few days off and get some practice on a dry slope before heading out in the snow. Once you do, you’ll find skiing is a piece of cake …

Day + Night 8: Jet Ski + Rumours Friday

We found a water sport place that carries the kind of jet ski Annie prefers so we returned there so she can fulfill her summer wish of driving a jet ski. The place is called Force8 Watersports and the guy working there Tony is super awesome and friendly. Annie rented a sea doo jet ski and I took photos and videos while she was out in the water. First Tony talked her about the jet ski and made sure she was comfortable and knew everything then she was on her own. She started of slow to warm up first, but then later she was driving that thing around like mad. I was definitely impressed by her jet ski skills. After her drive, Tony let us use the beach beds which was super awesome! 🙂 We talked to him for a while about travels, his and ours. It was around that time that my energy started dropping, and because of this we ended up staying there chilling out all afternoon. After the beach we went back to the apartment …