30 Riveting Adventures Thrill Seekers Will Love
Every adventure is a unique experience. For some people, an adventure could be strolling through snake-infested landscapes in the swelling tropics. For others, it could be as simple as camping out in the woods and waiting for the stars to come out.
Some may even scoff at what another person's definition of adventure actually is, but we're adamant that our definitive guide to the most riveting outdoor adventures in the world will have something for everyone.
From spiralling hikes in the most pastoral and Instagram-worthy landscapes to dangerous excursions involving man-eating bears, these 30 bucket list activities will be sure to whet your travel appetite.
1. The Glaciers Of Greenland
Think of Greenland and you'll probably be hard-pressed to think of any synonyms other than its arctic weather. But delve deeper into this sequestered wonder, and you'll discover one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
As one of the most untouched landscapes, trips here are guaranteed to be special, with everything from ancient icebergs and aqua-coloured glaciers to roaming bears nearby. Of course, a trip like this doesn't only require some serious cojones but if you're up to the task, it's totally worth it.
2. Hot air ballooning, Cappadocia Turkey
Much like Park Guell's glimmering murals, central Turkey’s Cappadocia region is a favorite with Instagram lovers as it provides panoramic views of the famed limestone spires and "fairy chimneys."
If you're brave enough to go up, we recommend going in the evening. There you'll see a magical world filled with red- painted balloons and a signature Turkish sunset.
3. Mount Everest, Nepal
We know what you're thinking: Mount Everest, really?! Yes, the world's highest point looms so large over the Nepalese countryside that hikers and non-hikers are almost sent a trigger warning, that being: If you can think you can climb me, you probably can't.
For experienced travelers and hikers, however, climbing Everest can be a life-changing experience. But experienced mountaineer Adrian Ballinger suggests climbing smaller mountains first. “You need to climb at least three 20,000 peaks, one 23,000 peak, and one 26,000 peak before considering Everest."
When you're ready...
4. Sleds & Huskies, Siberia
Dog sledding is officially a thing, and if you're bold enough to brave the Siberian winter instead of an all-inclusive beach holiday, the experience can be exceptional.
Not only can you whizz through the snow-dappled landscapes in near-solitude, but you also have a team of cute huskies doing all the leg work.