Do you fantasize yourself being an adventurer? Do you dream about going off and touring a remote location, climbing a challenging mountain or trying something new? Do you get a thrill from pushing the limits and expanding your horizons? If so, why do you settle for wearisome vacations? What makes you settle for going somewhere else to sit around and be bored?
Why not try something active? No matter what kind of activity you enjoy or what boundary you want to push there are adventure travels out there just waiting for you to book them? Here are some choices for individuals who are tired of repeating the same vacations.
Do you love taking photos? Have you always wanted to photograph the world’s most famous vistas? Photo Explorer Tours is an outfit that specializes in that. These are tours around the world that are led by internationally renowned photographers. The company plans tours of destinations all over the world. If you haven’t decided where you want to go, that’s fine. Plan your vacation for a time that is convenient for you and then just join the group. Photo World Tours plans specific tours to specific places on specific dates. When you have available vacation time, just meet up with another group of tourists and go along with them wherever they are going. Have fun with being spontaneous! Dude Ranches can be terrific excursions for the entire family. The Ponderosa Ranch in Nebraska gives you an opportunity for back-breaking work, while at the same time allowing you vacation time on a ranch. You can be a guest in the ranch’s cabins.
During the day you become a real working ranch hand. Guests get atop a horse and help round up cattle and drive them from one bit of ranch acreage to another. At night there are campfire stories to be shared, some home cooking to be enjoyed and some excellent activities to participate in. During your down time you can do any number of things including hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. This is a great vacation for families because people of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Are you a lover of food? Do you love to learn about and try cuisine from all over the world? How about going on a culinary tour? For obvious reasons, Italy is among the most popular of destinations for food connoisseurs who want to have the experience of tasting cuisine it its “native habitat.” Ireland, Spain and Greece also offer fabulous “culinary tours.” These tours not only give you an opportunity to try out the food that has been prepared by a “native” chef, but also allow you to learn to cook a variety of dishes for yourself. This is a terrific adventure travel for a chef on the rise or any lover of food.
Adventure travels are not always about doing something death defying. You can have a glorious adventure vacation without bungee jumping, skydiving or praying a shark won’t nibble on a cage. At the same time, for the adrenaline fueled, that risk is half of the fun of any adventure based vacation.
The key to having a truly adventurous journey is to go outside your ordinary limits, and still have a blast. Go for it!