What's life without a little bit of an adventure? Imagine yourself hiking the Himalayas or scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands. Well, you won't need to imagine anymore because this is the perfect season to do these things! Summer is meant to try new things and explore the world. Exposing yourself to new cultures and learning is a huge part as well. The world is an amazing place and there's always something to learn and somewhere to explore. Although everyone's preferences for exploration are different, it's always a new adventure in itself to break out of your comfort zone and try something new! If you love adventures and like a taste of exploring, here are 11 travel destinations that are a must!
1. Grand Canyon in Arizona
The Colorado River might just be another river in the US to people who haven't seen it. But, to the Grand Canyon, the river gives life to it as it flows throughout. Hiking throughout the canyon is a sight that every traveler would love.
2. Machu Picchu in Peru
Machu Picchu is the ancient Incan citadel (used for protection) up high in the Andes mountains. That's right! That means there's hiking involved. When there's hiking, there's beautiful views, hard work, and, of course, fun!
3. Galápagos Islands
Anyone remember Darwin? Darwin and his finches? These islands are where the theory of evolution was ignited. Filled with various types of tortoises, sea lions, and penguins, the Galápagos have some of the rarest wildlife and are definitely on my bucket list of places to go! As Jacques Yves Cousteau once said, "The sea, once it casts spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." These islands are just some of the magic that the world has casted!
4. Millford Track in New Zealand
Out of the many walks that New Zealand has, the Milford Track is one of people's favorites. It is located amidst mountains, so you know you'll see a view of a lifetime. So pack your bags, and get ready for some hiking!
5. Borobudur in Indonesia
Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana temple. It's the world's largest Buddhist temple. With its intricate details and amazing history, it's definitely something any adventurer wouldn't want to miss.
6. Great Wall of China in China
The Great Wall of China is an extremely breath-taking monument that was built in 1644 for the purpose of protecting China from various nomadic groups. It's an incredible view that you definitely wouldn't want to miss out on and can cook up one crazy adventure!
7. Phi Phi Islands in Thailand
These islands are definitely pleasing to the eye and are the number one spot if you're looking for some relaxation mixed with a little bit of an adventure in Thailand. With various activities to do, these beautiful clear waters serve as an amazing tourist location.
8. Great Barrier Reef in Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most diverse places. With millions of types of aquamarine life, there is so much to not only explore, but also to learn. Australia itself is an amazing place but the reef adds so much more adventure !
The Himalayas are something only for the adventurous of the adventurous. With it's many death threats, to climb this dangerous range of mountains, it takes a lot of courage and prepping.
10. Bullfighting in Madrid, SpainBullfighting in Madrid
Bullfighting is a huge part of Spain's history and traditions. Even though it isn't super popular anymore, bullfighting still does play an important role in Spain. It's definitely something for anyone who loves adventures!
11. Jungfrau, Switzerland
Switzerland is usually a place on everyone's bucket lists. With its stunning views of nature, it's definitely a place that everyone should go at least once in their lifetime. Because of the mountains surrounding the country, there are many adventurous things to do like hiking and camping.