Looking for your next travel destination? Take a look at some of these ideas.
Conquer a mountain.
Take outdoor adventure to the next level — literally! If you love challenges and the great outdoors, a trip to the mountains may just be for you. You can go hiking, rock climbing, or even skiing — it’s all up to you. No matter the season, do bring warm clothes as the increased altitude will definitely make it colder. Do also take a guide with you, particularly if it’s an unfamiliar area.
Go rafting or kayaking.
Why not, americanadventure.com suggests, explore the rivers by going on a rafting or kayaking adventure! Paddling through the waters will give you a different sense of thrill as it will definitely be a whole lot faster and instinctive than hiking through the mountains. Expect the unexpected! Pack a swimsuit, insect repellant, bike gloves (for paddling), and zip lock bags. As much as possible, do ensure that your small gears and equipment — like cameras and water bottles — have secure straps in case you bring them along on the boat.
Relieve your childhood days and go camping! National parks and reserves are great places to camp out as they offer you the chance to explore unusual nature sights, as well as animals you won’t normally encounter. Do some research beforehand so that you can have an idea of what you might see, so that you can plan accordingly on what you need to bring — sunscreen, specific bug repellent, and firewood.
These ideas are not working for you? Here’s an idea: grab a map — a regional one is best — close your eyes and point randomly. There’s your next trip idea! Even if the place you picked out from the map seems like a small town, there are sure to be plenty of things that you can discover about it. Local lores, landmarks, festivals — there’s bound to be something that would tickle your sense for discovering something new.