"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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Adventure Vacations: Some Ideas on What to Do

Vacations are the time when you can experience new things. If you are bored of going to the same old resorts or theme parks, then it might be time to try out an adventure vacation or two. The great thing about it is that it is the perfect time to do so, with a lot of them being more affordable.

Here are some ideas on what you can do to spice up your relaxation time:

Up In The Sky

People have been fascinated with flight for centuries. Nowadays, it is within your capacity to reach the sky for a variety of reasons. But one of the more exciting vacations you can take is a skydiving one. Yes, you can do a dive at your local airport but it would be better to experience a dive in a unique location.

Fortunately, there are some great places for you to do so. For example, an excellent choice would be Hawaii. Besides being an island paradise, the view of the island is incredible from the sky.

In The White Water

Many people think of rivers as gentle places but you can’t call the rivers where whitewater rafting happens as placid. These wild rivers are a challenge to overcome and they can make your vacation memorable. The great thing about it is that there are dozens of rivers where you can do it and you will likely find a nearby one. What is important is to keep safe and travel with a pro. This makes the experience less risky and something that will thrill you completely.

Going Off The Beaten Track

Sometimes, the wilderness is just there to explore. But you don’t have to do it on foot. If you want some adrenaline-pumping action, then you can go off-roading on a variety of vehicles. For cars, you’ll want a hardy car with four-wheel drive. But you can also tour the outdoors in a variety of tricycles and all-terrain vehicles. You might even try out a Can-Am Ryker from the local dealer. The important thing is that it can go over all types of ground.

Seeing The Wild Life

While you’re out in the wild, you can go and see some of the wildlife. Instead of hunting, you can go on a wildlife tour to see some of the world’s most majestic animals in their natural environment. This can range from a trip to the frozen north to see polar bears live or to the African Savannah to see the lions in the wild. An added benefit of this ecotourism is that your money is going to help maintain these refuges for these wild animals. All you need to do is bring along a camera so that you can have memorable pictures of your vacation.

Explore Some Ancient History

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Excitement is not just about adrenaline. It is also about seeing new and majestic. For those who are more scholarly, there are vacations to some great historical sites. If you ever wanted to see the pyramids in Egypt, now is a great time. Various other places like the Great Wall of China and more can be a great once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone.

Take A Simple Hike

For those who want something simple but still providing a challenge, a cross-country hike can fit the bill. Depending on where you are, you might try it out. In the United States, the Appalachian Trail can be a great challenge. It measures more than 2,000 miles of trail and you can experience it all under the stars. Other countries have similar trails and they can provide you with a nice outdoor experience.

Mushing Through The Snow

If you want a bit of cold, you can go up north and experience the joys of mushing. Sled dogs are great companions and they can drag your sled through the snowy wilderness in a unique experience. Some tour packages allow for you to experience it in a few hours but some can guide you through a six-day trek through a wonderland of ice and snow.

Feel the Ocean Waves

Surfing is an incredible experience and you can do it in some great places. The original home of surfing is in Hawaii but other countries have also nice locations to catch the waves. Look for a beach that is close to you so you can try it out.

An adventure vacation should be memorable. The ideas above are just a few examples of what is possible. If you ever had an exotic place or a unique experience you want to try, now is the time. Think about what you want to enjoy this summer and see if it is possible.

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