We love vacations. Talking about them, planning them and of course, taking them. No matter where we go however, our goal is to relax. That’s what we feel a vacation should be. It’s a time to let go of stress and just take in your surroundings. That’s obviously not everyone’s ideal vacation and we’re seeing that more and more people are looking to the extreme opposite when vacationing, without literally going extreme.
You may hear thrilling or extreme and instantly think of skydiving or hang gliding, but more and more travelers are looking for safer, yet thrilling getaways. While you won’t be bungee jumping, you certainly won’t be sitting on the beach. This can include a simple hike through an out of the way forest, or sight-seeing for exotic bird species in remote locations. These types of adventures give you the thrill without having to dive into the extreme.
Adventure travelling is defined in this Concierge article as the intersection of at least two of three components: physical activity, engagement with nature, and cultural interaction. These core goals provide a good base of what to consider when planning an adventure trip, so you don’t have to worry about booking a trip to the furthest remote location for waterfall cliff diving just to say you’ve gone on an adventure trip. Your adventure trip would be just as fulfilling with a safari, sailing trip, or walk through some ruins.
No matter how you travel the point is to enjoy yourself. We’re relaxers. Others may be risk takers. For those who would prefer to do something outside of those two extremes, a whole world of adventure – of varying degrees of difficulty – awaits.