The number of vacation days taken has been on the rise for three straight years. More Americans are cashing in more days of vacation to explore the world. As people take more vacations, the craving for adventurous vacations increases.
We want to do more than sightsee, we want to experience things and learn about cultures. There’s no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty and walk the paths of the locals.
For a little inspiration, try out these five amazing ways to see the world.
1. Ride a Camel in Egypt
While an off-road ATV ride through hills of dirt would be more exciting (more info here), the camel is the off-road vehicle of choice in Egypt. If you want to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt from the best spots, you’ll need a ride. The experience of riding a camel is not like a horse.
They walk different, smell different, and sit differently. A camel ride can almost transport you into the life of Ancient Egypt. It humbles you a bit from the time it takes you to traverse the seas of sand.
2. Walk Iceland’s Ring Road
Are you an avid hiker who is looking for challenging sights? Iceland is full of such activities, but the Ring Road is one-of-a-kind. This 1,000 mile stretch of road follows Iceland’s coastal edge.
Along the way, you’ll encounter plenty of awesome sights, frigid conditions, and warm welcomes. Iceland’s towns that litter the edge of Ring Road offer excellent opportunities to stop, rest, grab a bite, and hear stories. This is the ultimate backpacking trip up North.
All told, it will take you a week to make the circuit. You’ll be happy and sad once the adventure is over.
3. Live or Study Abroad
If you missed the chance in college to study abroad, you missed out. Studying abroad is probably the easiest way to divulge in a life of adventure for a long period of time. There are some shortcuts to studying abroad on a budget, too.
4. Climb a Bridge in Sydney
If you’re not into rock climbing, this is a nice alternative to try out. Head over to Sydney’s BridgeClimb, a sightseeing tour that takes you up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s thrilling, challenging, yet in a completely controlled environment.
This is a great way to conquer one’s fear of heights.
5. Cooking Classes
You could take cooking classes at a cooking school for international cuisines. If you want to learn about local cuisine, you have to be there. Take a trip to Italy and learn the secrets to cooking al dente pasta, homemade pizza, and the wine that pairs with it.
Get Ready for Adventurous Vacations
This is only a taste of adventurous vacations out there waiting for discovery. Is your appetite for adventure piqued? Well, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and take those saved vacation days and do something you’ve never done before. Start packing for your next adventure today. Read these travel tips to make sure your vacation is without any delay.