Bucket List Worthy
It seems everyone is creating a bucket list these days and most of those have once in a lifetime activities listed on them. The kind of adventures that you can tell everyone about and remember for years to come. When it comes to adventures, there are five that everyone should have on their bucket list. With the ease of booking flights and hotels these days, traveling to various parts of the world for these memorable adventures are well within reach for just about everyone.
Rafting The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. With 277 miles of the Colorado River winding through the canyon, visitors can get a close up look at the wonders that created this massive canyon over the years. There are numerous adventure rafting companies that operate rafting tours ranging from three to eighteen days and accommodate people at all levels of experience from the first timer to the experienced.
Experience the Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, can be viewed from many locations. One thing these locations have in common is that they are far away from the lights of the big city and popular resorts. From Alaska to Canada and Northern Scandinavia, the Northern Lights put on a display that has to be seen firsthand to be appreciated. Many places will offer guided trips lasting from a few hours to a couple of days camping in the Artic so you can get up close to the spectacular light display.
Go on an African Safari
If you want to experience wildlife up close and personal there is only one way to do it. An African safari can truly be the trip of a lifetime. Experienced guides take visitors into National Parks and deep into the Serengeti where you can photograph wildlife such as elephants, cheetahs, rhinoceros, giraffes and much more. From minimal base camps to more luxurious African accommodations, many people will tell you that an African Safari was one the most memorable trips they have ever taken.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier reef is the largest living thing on earth and visible from outer space. Stretching over 3,000 km, the reef has more than 400 kinds of coral, 20 types of reptiles, 200 types of birds and over 1,500 species of fish. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia draws sightseers and divers from around the world. Several dive companies operate at the Great Barrier Reef and offer dives for all levels of divers.
Walk the Great Wall of China
Over 2,000 years several dynasties built, rebuilt and repaired the Great Wall of China. Originally built to deter invaders, the wall extends more than 21,000 km and attracts more than 10 million visitors per year. There are many sections of the Great Wall open to visitors and some are relatively easy to travel, while others can take you to some of the very steep sections and offer day long excursions.
Adding these adventures to your bucket list can not only give you everlasting memories but by taking advantage of booking flights and hotels ahead of time you can save money on the travel expenses and use it for when you arrive instead.