Everyone has their own idea of what makes an adventure truly amazing. To some people, it means traveling to exotic locations. Others might enjoy the thrill of doing something dangerous or risky.
For many, nothing beats excitement and exploration in our own backyards. Whatever your ideal adventure is, we hope this list will inspire you to get out there and try something new.
Mont Blanc Crossing, Western Alps, France
The Mont Blanc crossing is one of the most popular treks in Europe. The mountain itself is about 15,700 feet high! On a clear day, you can see all the way to Italy from the top. This hike takes about 10 days and involves rock climbing, snowshoeing, camping, and some good old fashioned mountain climbing.
Antarctica Cruise, Antarctica
Before you pack your bags for the South Pole think about joining a cruise to Antarctica. You can kayak among massive icebergs, set foot on one of the only 7 continents left with animals like penguins and seals, or go on a zodiac tour to see whales.
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Nepal is full of adventure possibilities. If you’re looking for something a bit more extreme, consider joining an Everest base camp trek. This strenuous hike takes about 12 days to complete and goes through some of the world’s most remote and treacherous terrain.
Whether you’re into trails for hiking and biking, cliffs for climbing and rappelling, or desert features like canyons and arches, Moab has it all! This town is known as the Outdoor Capital of the USA because it’s surrounded by National Parks full of amazing outdoor activities.
Aso Volcano, Japan
Japan is another country where you can experience just about every outdoor activity imaginable. A popular choice for those who want to try something a little more extreme is the Aso Volcano. It’s an active volcano with hiking trails and camping around the rim. What excites visitors most about this adventure is its unpredictable nature. The volcano has been known to have dozens of eruptions a day!
Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea
This trail is known as the most dangerous track in the world. Trekkers must first hike through a mountainous rainforest before reaching a high plateau covered with jagged stones. The Kokoda Trail was used by Australian and Japanese troops during WWII and many of the original battlegrounds can still be seen today!
Bamboo Forest, Japan
The bamboo forest in Kyoto is a unique attraction because it’s one of the few places in the world where you can walk freely among giant “trees”. Some bamboos grow up to 30 feet a year and can tower over 130 feet high. The forest is located in Ritsurin Park, so after you’ve walked among the bamboo, there’s a beautiful Japanese garden and teahouse for you to explore.
Butchart Gardens, Victoria, Canada
The Butchart Gardens has been recognized as one of the top ten public gardens in the world. This beautiful attraction is full of winding paths, ponds, and flowers of every color imaginable. Whether you’re visiting in the spring for blooming tulips, summer for roses, or fall for colorful chrysanthemums there’s always something new to see here.
As you can see there are many places to enjoy as your adventure of a lifetime. Life is full of opportunities to have an amazing time. You just have to get out there and grab them.