What does the word "adventure" mean to you? Is it climbing up a mountain or bungee jumping in New Zealand? Is it surfing or riding a motorcycle? Is it backpacking across Europe with a group of friends?
While all of these adventures sound pretty exciting, they don’t define what the spirit of adventure means to me. Think about it. Have you heard the phrase, “Life is full of adventure?”. Or how about describing someone as living “an adventurous life?” Does that mean extreme sports every day? Risking your life and pushing boundaries of what is physically possible for you? Or does it simply mean trying something new? Exploring a new place? Getting out of your comfort zone?
Adventures don’t have to be dangerous. You don’t have to fear for your life. You don’t have to go shark-diving or sail around the world solo. Adventure is all about attitude. It’s about making the commitment to try something new or different. It’s about taking a leap of faith or getting out of your comfort zone. It’s about choosing to walk an unknown path. Adventure requires a certain amount of courage. Daring to step into that new restaurant in a foreign country where you can’t pronounce the items on the menu. Choosing to take the local form of transportation instead of hiring a driver. Booking a spontaneous holiday to a new destination with a new travel companion. Adventure looks different for everyone. And that’s OK. It’s supposed to give you a sense of fulfillment, to create memories that last a lifetime, and to add color and flavor to your life. Life is the adventure!
Are you ready to spice it up? Here are three dream itineraries for a perfect adventure vacation.
Croatia, Dalmatian Coast, and Montenegro
Spend your vacation days lounging on a yacht deck with a sailing trip that covers the Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik, and on to Montenegro. Feel the warm sun on your face with the refreshing spray of seawater as you venture from coastal town to coastal town, stopping to swim, snorkel, or relax on beaches before exploring the rich history in this region. Local food and wine are in abundance, giving you delicious homegrown flavor that’s difficult to forget. When it comes to Croatia, every experience is filled with memories that ignite all the senses.
Machu Picchu and the Best of Peru
How does the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail, and Lake Titicaca sound? Throw in some bikes, a few kayaks, and loads of high-energy thrills and it’s the perfect adventure vacation. Experience immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with challenging physical activities tailored specifically for you. Climb and bike your way from small villages to astounding monuments, then explore Lake Titicaca from a kayak- a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see.
Sri Lanka and Maldives Adventure
This trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives. Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend some time cruising from one atoll island to another, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters and stretching out on blazing white-sand beaches. From culture to paradise, this trip has it all.
So which adventure would you choose? Vacations256 believes that travel can and should be a force for good in the world. And it is! Let's Dream Together!