Whether you’re an experienced globetrotter or an aspiring traveler, it’s never too early to begin planning for your next big adventure. Get a jumpstart on your next journey with these six vacation ideas for the bold traveler.
- Kayaking in CanadaThe Great North’s natural beauty makes it the perfect backdrop for an outdoor getaway, and there’s no better viewing point than from a kayak on one of Canada’s awe-inspiring lakes or rivers. David Janeson’s kayaking tips will help you make the most of your aquatic adventure. With recommended destinations including Hecla Island and Devil’s Nostrils, Janeson’s kayaking guide has no shortage of bountiful wildlife, majestic icebergs, and breathtaking views.
- Joshua Tree Spring BloomIf you’re more of the camping type, look no further than southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. In addition to its famously gorgeous hiking trails and night sky, Joshua Tree is renowned for its spring bloom. From February to April, over 750 species of plant life transform the desert into a multicolor landscape. Tourists who have enjoyed this seasonal awakening have described it as a life-transforming and spirit-cleansing experience.
- Kenyan Safari BreakfastThe African savannah is filled with stunning views and exotic wildlife including elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and more. Kenya’s Masai Mara reserve spans over 1500 square kilometers that can be explored by jeep, horseback, or air balloon. Before a safari ride, enjoy a luxurious breakfast on the incredible plains of the Serengeti. To experience one of the great sights of the animal kingdom, visit from July to October for the grand wildebeest migration.
- Sedona SunsetCommonly cited as one of the most beautiful destinations in the US, Sedona is a great destination for an outdoor adventure. Sedona’s signature red rock lines its canyons, mountains, and forests and has inspired a vibrant local arts scene. With over 300 miles of trails to hike and bike, you’ll never run out of activities to do. Pack a romantic picnic and catch one of the most incredible sunsets the world has to offer.
- Bathe with ElephantsThailand’s elephant sanctuaries are known around the world as one of the few opportunities at a close encounter with these gentle giants. While the harmful practice of elephant riding is slowly declining, some sanctuaries provide a natural close encounter with the world’s largest land animal. Elephant Nature Park in Ching Mai is committed to protecting elephants and their natural habitat while offering ethical tourist experiences. Visitors and volunteers can feed and bathe elephants while learning more about conserving Southeast Asia’s natural jungles.
- Hang Glide at Kitty HawkKitty Hawk is a coastal town in North Carolina that is most famous as the site where the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903. Over 100 years since the original airborne daredevils, tourists can live out their childhood fantasies of soaring through the air in their very own hang glider. Check this historical site off your bucket list and experience the miracle of human flight.
Pack your bags and grab your friends — it’s time to make some memories.