Best Countries for Adventure Travel: The more adventurous things I try, the more I want to experience – when you travel you get to experience some amazing adventures, some simply seem to happen to you when you head out on the streets, while others are more planned adventures like sky diving, going on a Kilimanjaro trek, a 2 week surf trip, or visit the “Parijs van Java”, or the Paris of Java, and hike along the edge of the Tangkuban Perahu Crater, and stay at the Hilton Bandung and after your variuos adventures enjoy the ultimate relaxation at the Hilton’s Jiwa Spa in Bandung, Indonesian.
The more I travel, the more I dream of new places I want to visit and things I want to experience – dreams inspire me to go out there and live life to the fullest, and often I’ve dreamed of things that a few months or years later have become a reality.
“It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear” – Randy Pausch These are some adventures I dream of doing in the next few years. We all like different kinds of adventures, some suit us and some don’t – here is a list of some awesome adventurous countries & activities for everyone.
Best Countries for Adventure Travel
New Zealand – For Those Who Want A Bit Of Everything
New Zealand is like a playground for all things adventurous – from extreme sports to some of the most amazing hiking or relaxing sea kayaking.
First man to climb Mt Everest, the man who “invented” bungee jumping, the invention of Zorbing – don’t ask me why these crazy ideas all come from Kiwis, but if you’re into this kind of thing, New Zealand is the place to go.
Sky diving over Fox Glacier, bungee jumping in Queenstown, multi day treks in Able Tasman – it’s all there for you to explore.
Indonesia – For Surfing Addicts
Indonesia has some crazy surf and you can spend a whole week or even two on a boat together with a group of like-minded people, a guide and a chef who cooks all your meals.
You travel between surf spots, surfing all day long and at the same time get to explore the amazing Indonesian islands – for those who love surfing, this is the ultimate adventure holiday.
USA/Alaska – For Ski Bums and Winter Lovers
Alaska, especially Valdez, is famous for its incredible heli-skiing opportunities, making it possible for you to ski down deep powder snow in otherwise unreachable places, and spend the evenings in cozy huts that are literally in the middle of nowhere.
In this region, whether you go skiing, dog-sledding or go sea kayaking through the glaciers, you get to be one with nature.
Vanuatu – For Exotic Island Adventure
Vanuatu is that paradise island that you have always pictured in your head or have saved as a screensaver on your desktop.
And you know that empty beach you’ve dreamed of? There are plenty of them in Vanuatu…
Vanuatu is a dream for people looking for adventure travel.
There is a reason why Survivor has been filmed there so many times, because it is so easy to get away from civilization and reach seemingly untouched nature.
If you have the money to afford it, you can cash out on an adventure to an active volcano, or spend stay a few nights with an ancient tribe in the jungle on one of the many remote islands.
Norway – For Jumping Nutcases
I’ve always found Norwegian people easy going and lighthearted – maybe it’s their happy, joyful sounding dialect, but it’s difficult to imagine a Norwegian person being really angry.
Maybe it’s this care free mindset and the incredible fjords surrounding them that has made them want to dive right into it – literally…
In Voss, right in the middle of Norways most spectacular fjord landscape, the town of Voss has become the capital of what in my eyes is the absolute craziest sport that I have ever encountered – wingsuit base jumping.
Watching this sport is enough for me, but if you’re crazy enough and have your own sky diving license, then you could try it too.
There are fortunately other ways to enjoy the nature, cliffs and fjords – you can go river-boarding, rafting, kayaking or even cliff jumping.
Dream Travel Adventures: Paragliding in Cape Town, South Africa
The best photos I’ve seen of Cape Town have all been from above, the city is just breath taking, especially with the beautiful coast line and lush hills surrounding the city.
So I can’t imagine a better place to paraglide than in Cape Town, and a chance to take in the views in peace and quiet.
Horse Back Riding in Iceland
I admit that last time I rode a horse, I didn’t have the best experience, and that annoyed me – I used to horse ride as a child, and I wish I wouldn’t have quit so early – today I dream of galloping along beaches and beautiful landscapes, although maybe on a smaller horse than on my previous horse riding trip in Portugal.
Going horse riding in Iceland’s Golden Circle past waterfalls, hot springs, geysers and lava fields on the small but strong Icelandic horses seems like the most amazing experience.
Helicopter Tour in Hawaii
With its unique volcanic landscape, cliffs, beaches and craters, Hawaii has an incredible nature that I can’t wait to experience. And seeing it all from above in a helicopter would be epic! It would be a great opportunity to see remote places that you normally wouldn’t be able to reach, and flying in a helicopter is half the fun..!
Dream Travel Adventures: Scuba Diving in The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
So large you can see it from space, the Great Barrier reef is almost like an “underwater country”, comprising 400 separate reefs, cays and islands – with over 1500 species of fish and 1500 shipwrecks – the Great Barrier Reef sounds like my kind of playground!
But I would like to do more than just an overnight trip to scuba dive – the dream would be to spend a couple of weeks sailing around the reefs and go snorkeling and diving at my own pace.
Dream Travel Adventures: Bike Down The Death Road in Bolivia
We’ve written about it before, and when Andrew Tipp wrote a guest post on our site it really inspired me to want to do the trip myself and bike down the Death Road in Bolivia – not only are the surroundings beautiful, but I like a road with a bit of gritty history and it would definitely be an experience to remember.
Tips Before You Leave to Go Abroad on Your Adventure
Traveling to foreign lands is an adventure. It’s a wonderful way to broaden life experience, and sample a taste of what it’s like to live in distant places.
It can also be a major strategic undertaking that’s rife with risks and pitfalls. In order to avoid these, keep these tips before you leave to go abroad in mind.
Nothing is worse than getting sick in the midst of travel, and it’s a particularly trying experience when you’re visiting a foreign country.
Visit your doctor for a thorough checkup, making certain that you’re up to date on vaccinations. Also, contact your health insurance provider to ensure that you’ll be covered wherever you travel.
If not, now may be a good time to purchase supplemental insurance that will cover you everywhere in the world.
Your passport can ease a multitude of travel headaches, but losing it or having it stolen can become a travel nightmare.
Among these tips before you leave to go abroad, this may be one of the most important: make copies of your passport. Leave a copy at home with a friend or relative.
Take the other one with you, storing it separately from your passport to use in case something happens to the original.
Interested to come to the US? Getting a visa is not easy, especially if you are based in some parts of Europe, as there are good options to get a ‘ESTA’ online
While you’re traveling to a foreign country to be able to explore it, it’s advisable to get informed before you leave.
Take the time to learn about the local culture and the political climate. Social or political unrest can easily affect your travel plans, and you definitely want to know about these things before you arrive so you’ll be better able to cope.
Additionally, learn about particular crimes that tourists fall prey to in the region you’re visiting. If you’re armed against pickpockets and tourism scams, you’ll be much better able to enjoy your trip.
Other important tips before you leave to go abroad include contacting the State Department. If you’re a U.S. citizen traveling to foreign lands, you’ll want to take part in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
You can easily file your travel plans online, helping the government to locate you and provide assistance should it ever be required. The program also enables the government to contact you in the event of an emergency stateside.
Foreign travel is an exciting adventure, and with these tips before you go abroad it’s possible to avoid many of the common problems encountered by tourists who are far from home.