If you’re like me, you’re getting cabin fever right now from all of the snow, polar vortexes and the winter in general. While it’s okay to wait until summer, it’s still fun to think about the many vacations you can take. Me, I’m an adventurer, so I’m always looking for places that are exotic and can fill at least ten Facebook albums. If you’re like me and are an adventurer, here are some great vacations ideas to dream about, save up for, or book today if you’re lucky enough to have the money:
Whale Watching in Patagonia: Most people have never heard of Patagonia, which is a good thing. You can literally go to the most southern part of South America and see wildlife you would never see anywhere else. One of the best uses of your time in Patagonia is taking a whale watching cruise. You may have a while before you can go though. The best time to see the whales is September and October.
Safari in the Australian Outback: Unless you know your way around Australia, I recommend that you do go with a tour rather than renting a vehicle. There have been recorded deaths from people who got lost and attempted to make their way by foot to find help. However, with a guide, you can experience all that the Outback has to offer, including kangaroos, dingos, and amazing fossil sites.
Grand Canyon: Do you need an excuse to go to Arizona right now? If so, visit the Grand Canyon. Everyone should see it at least once. A helicopter ride is for tourists, although highly recommended. I say go for the donkey ride down to the bottom. Just remember to bring plenty of water. It can get hot down there.
Alaska: I know. It’s not exactly the best time of year to go to Alaska, but you shouldn’t discount a trip to Alaska when it gets a little warmer. Aurora Borealis can sometimes be seen, which in and of itself is enough to make a trip up to Alaska worthwhile. White water rafting, hiking, and fishing are just some of the most popular things to do there, but you’ll bound to find something you’ll want to explore if you shoot for Alaska.
Peru: If you’re a history buff or a naturalist, why not try a trip to South America and Peru in particular. Peru is interesting because it is the home of many Incan ruins, with Machu Picchu being the most famous of them. You can take the train, but a hike is way more fun. If you want to see one of the seven modern wonders of the world, Peru is the place to go.
These are just some of the places I recommend you check out if you are looking for an adventure. Each place offers a unique experience, an interesting story, and a new way to challenge yourself. Stay warm this winter and consider them the next time you feel like doing something just a little different.