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Packing Tips for Adventure Travelers

Packing Tips for Adventure Travelers

You are going on a trip and it’s not just any trip! It’s an adventure travel holiday! That means you won’t just go around the city and take photo walks during the day and stay at your 5-star hotel at night. You will be doing…

Best Adventures in South America

Best Adventures in South America

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5 Mind Blowing Trips for Adventure Travellers

5 Mind Blowing Trips for Adventure Travellers

Overseas adventure travels or exploring the great outdoors is becoming a trend. Other than just going to famous landmarks and shopping for souvenirs around the city, adventure travellers want something more. Are you looking for an exciting and unforgettable experience? Here are five overseas travel adventures and outdoor adventure travel ideas, not too far from home:

1- Hiking in Nepal

Nepal is a paradise for hikers or trekkers. If you are one of those adventure travellers who loves conquering mountains and being on top of the world, trek the Annapurna Circuit

Many adventure travellers climb during peak season, but if you want to take it to the next level, try going mid-December. There will be just a few trekkers who are willing to brave the Himalayas’ snow-capped mountains. 

Aside from the natural landscapes, you’ll also experience the culture of the Nepalese who live in the mountains. And it’s less expensive to trek at this time of year too. Accommodation will only cost you a dollar or two, but just be sure you can deal with the altitude. 

It’s not a good idea for first-time outdoor adventure travellers, but it can be done. Prepare well and remember to always listen to your body! Here’s a guide on how to trek Everest Base Camp independently.  

2- Cycling in Italy

You pack everything else you need for an overnight hike or adventure. But have you ever tried carting your bike with you overseas? If you haven’t, maybe you might want to consider it. 

Italy is a great country to discover on a bicycle. It’s a bike-friendly country and cycling is huge there. There are fabulous cityscapes and landscapes. 

You can cycle around the cities or seek out the uphill terrain for more of a challenge. What’s more is that Italy also has drinking fountains everywhere!

3- Driving in Indonesia

Is Bali worth visiting? Well, Bali in Indonesia is probably one of the best tourist destinations in the world! It’s a paradise. Everyone knows.

If you are an adventure traveller, you’ve probably been to Bali and surfed the waves of Kuta. However, what you might not have tried is renting a car in Bali! 

The traffic is terrible, that is why scooters are preferred, but, why a car might be more enjoyable is the air-conditioning when you are stuck in traffic.

 If you get past the traffic, driving around Bali is a challenging experience to try.  Some travellers don’t even worry about having a license, as it’s not unusual to hand the officer a few bills. We don’t recommend that so be sure to apply for an international driving license if you want to drive in a foreign country!

4- Hiking the Inca Trail

If you are into hiking and you want to visit Peru, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It’s one of the top trails in the world. If you reach the Sun Gate, wow, you can enjoy the view without any clouds hiding the view!

5- Surfing “The Wedge” Newport Beach, California

Most adventure travellers are into surfing. If you are an avid surfer you already know of “The Wedge”. 

It’s the killer because it is so intense that it is only for skilled surfers. It’s not ideal for beginners. 

The waves are so huge and powerful that you mostly have to body surf. 

If you feel that you can take on the challenge, take your surfing adventure to the next level! Remember to stay safe, adrenaline junkie!

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5 New Adventure Travel Ideas

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5 Hiking Vacations USA: For Adventure Travelers

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Best Countries for Adventure Travellers in 2019

Best Countries for Adventure Travellers in 2019

Do you love an adventure? Do you love challenges and excitement? Planning to travel this 2019? Here are some countries you might want to check out.

1- Indonesia

If you are looking to travel to Asia without hurting your wallet, go to Indonesia! Exploring Indonesia is cheap and fun. Also known as the island of the gods, Bali is also a cool destination for culture. Here are some facts about Balinese culture that will surprise you.

Bali is a paradise for travellers, and even though Hollywood stars frequent Bali, there are plenty of affordable options. 

Your most significant expense is likely to be the airline ticket, but the moment you arrive in Bali, it’s safe to say an average traveller should be able to afford a comfortable luxury holiday in a private villa.   

Bali is a popular destination for both expats and backpackers. There are so many ways to have a fabulous time there for all budgets. Rent a motorbike and ride around the island, go cliff diving, swimming, snorkeling and just about any outdoor adventure you can think of. If you’re on a budget, Bali is the perfect spot to hangout. Read these tips on how to spend a month in Bali on a budget with this Bali itinerary.

Bali also has a cultural side, with many amazing Balinese temples. Better still if your visit happens to coincide with a festival. Ubud is a relaxing inland region of Bali, where you will escape to wind down and recharge in a yoga retreat or a resort. Here are more things to do in Bali.

Beyond Bali, a great way to see the real Indonesia is to go island hopping around Flores and Komodo Island, home to the komodo dragons and a fantastic place that is far less touristy than Bali.

Indonesia is beautiful and is the place to get close to nature. Being there will make you realise how great it is to be alive! 

2- Dominican Republic

If you’re thinking of visiting the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic may not be the first destination that comes to mind. For those who know, surprisingly, it’s a destination with amazing and pristine beaches and breathtakingly lovely scenery.

This beautiful place is relatively undiscovered to most tourists.  But there’s plenty to attract adventure travellers, such as lush jungles with gushing waterfalls and busy cities where you really do have to have your wits about you.

Travelling around the Dominican Republic  is an adventure in itself! It’s a place where time has stood still and there’s plenty of local culture and stories that you will find fascinating. Here are some Dominican Republic travel tips to ensure you have a great time.

3- India

taj mahal

Exploring in India is the ultimate adventure for travellers who love discovering the unknown. But you don’t have to scale mountains or trek in the wilderness for days to have an adventure in India. A road trip through India is one of the best ways to experience the thrill of adventure and discover new places.

India is a huge country with so much to experience. You could drive around for months and only see a small bit of India. Planning is important when travelling independently in India. From the colourful state of Rajasthan to tranquil Kerala, India has something to please everyone. Here’s a great guide to road trips in India to get you started.

4- Philippines

We put this second on the list because travelling to the Philippines will also give you good value for your money. 

This country is an archipelago of over 7,000 islands! 

There’s plenty of culture and the food is diverse, and it’s delicious. 

You won’t have trouble meeting people because Filipinos are known to be very hospitable, and almost everyone can speak English. 

You can climb mountains, zip line your way around the country, surf the waves, dive and swim the seas. Here, you can also create your own adventure.

5- Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a diverse country with stunning beaches, lush landscapes and friendly people. You’ll love exploring Costa Rica’s vibrant towns and as you travel around the countryside, views of cane fields and coffee plantations are delightful.

The lifestyle in Costa Rica is relaxed and the people are friendly. According to the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is the world’s happiest countries in the world! 

Top things to do include surfing on the Nicoya Peninsula,  exploring the Monteverde forest, partying in vibrant San Jose or Playas del Coco, and hanging out at one of Costa Rica’s beaches such as Playa Conchal, Manuel Antonio and Tamarindo. 

6- Iceland

Go to Iceland between May and July to see the Midnight Sun! Just imagine 24 hours of daylight and the many things you can do under the sun! It’s like being in wonderland. The landscapes are also as stunning as the skies. Hike the mountain ranges and take in all the view, be overwhelmed by it. Afterwards, relax on a road trip and take in the views from a different perspective. Here’s a blog about driving Iceland’s Ring Road.

7- New Zealand

New Zealand is compact and easy to travel around. Even though it’s not a big country there are adventures to discover in all corners of the land. The two main islands of this country give you so many choices for adventure— from trekking the snow-capped mountains, swimming the beaches, going into the subtropical forests, and so much more! Here’s a great New Zealand trip planner to help you plan your adventure.

8- South Africa

There are so many countries in Africa to visit that adventure travellers would love and just about anywhere you go in Africa, you’re likely to find a fabulous wildlife adventure. First timers to Africa might like to explore South Africa, where you can hike the Drakensberg Mountains or go on an exciting safari in Kruger National Park or explore the untamed Eastern Cape.

9- Nepal

Nepal is brimming with happiness, culture and beauty. For travellers who love adventure, you’ll find unexpected joys around every corner. Although Nepal’s landscapes are absulutely stunning, most people who have visited Nepal will tell you that it’s the people that will steal your heart. Here are five reasons to visit Nepal.

 

10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

For starters, an overnight hike can be a nightmare when packing. You need to travel light (after all, who wants to lug the kitchen sink up a mountain?) but you also need to make sure you bring all the right gear. Here are the 10 essential packing…

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks…

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

If you love hiking and are looking for a suitable destination, then you could have many reasons to pick the Cairngorms National Park. It’s possibly the best national park in Scotland for those of us who love hiking. The Cairngorms is the largest national park in the United Kingdom.

Spread over 4,500 square kilometers, it has quite a few fascinating places for hikers to explore, including peaks that an adventurous mountaineer would most certainly love tackling.

However, it calls for the right planning and understanding of the topography and terrain before going in for a hike in the Cairngorms.

Here’s a quick guide.

Look For Passes And Peaks

The best way to enjoy hiking in the Cairngorms is to identify a few passes and peaks while planning your adventure. This will give you a clearer idea about the area you’re planning to traverse.

Among the many such options available, Ryvoan Pass is a place worth having a closer look. It can be reached from the National Outdoor Training Centre near Glenmore Lodge. Ryvoan Pass is a two-mile pass and you will be able to experience and enjoy the green Ryvoan Loch, The local faeries perhaps wash their clothes here and that is why it is green and colourful!

Kingussie To Newtonmore

Another great way to enjoy the Cairngorms is to hike from Kingussie to Newtonmore. The route links the two Badenoch Villages, which are separated only by three miles of land. These villages have a rivalry which is more than a century old.

The five-mile route ends when you follow the Newtonmore’s Trail straight into the village. You will come across quite a few cafes, where you can pick up buns, snacks and other treats.

A Few Things To Keep In Mind

These are two examples of the easier options which the Cairngorms has to offer. One thing to keep in mind is if you’re planning on hiking in winter make sure you have an ice axe, in case you need to climb up a slippery surface.

A visit to the Cairngorms is an experience of a lifetime. The beauty and the variety of flora and fauna are something that will remain etched in your memory for years to come.

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canada’s Yukon certainly is a treat for hikers. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are many different types of Yukon hiking trails to suit various levels of hikers. With a population of 37,000 people and plenty of untouched nature,…