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  • Writer's pictureNicole Lawrence

Unleash Your Inner Explorer: Top 10 Adventure Travel Destinations for 2023 and Beyond

If you know where to look, adventure is everywhere. From the vast wilderness of Canada to the rugged coastline of Australia, countless destinations worldwide offer thrilling experiences for the adventure-seeking traveler.

Traveling to new places and trying new things is a great way to bring your family closer, especially when you rely on each other and work together to overcome challenges.

Furthermore, adventure travel can broaden your worldview. By experiencing new cultures and environments, you better understand the world and your place in it.

Finally, adventure travel can help you feel young and vibrant. It's easy to get stuck in a routine and feel like you're in a rut, but trying new things and challenging yourself can reignite your sense of wonder and excitement.

These adventures aren't just a fun way to spend your time; they can also be incredibly rewarding for you and your family. Continue reading for the top 10 adventure travel destinations.

1. Antarctica

Traveling to Antarctica is the pinnacle of exploration, from crossing the world's most treacherous sea to seeing pristine ecosystems.

Trekking across glaciers or the polar plunge is considered a rite of passage if you're feeling particularly adventurous.

2. Austria

If you love winter sports, traveling to Austria won't disappoint.

Many adventure opportunities include exploring the rolling hills on a fat bike or Segway, snowshoeing, and tobogganing down mountainsides.

You can also climb a frozen wall!

3. Belize

There are plenty of adventurous opportunities in Belize with its wildlife, stunning coastlines, thick jungle, and world-famous reef.

Belize's Barrier Reef is the second-largest in the world.

Your trip can also include climbing through caves or exploring Mayan ruins.

4. Canada

Canada is our world's second-largest country, which means endless adventure opportunities.

You can walk with polar bears, watch grizzly bears, and canoe in isolated lakes to watch moose.

Because Canada's coastline is the longest in the world, many coastal adventures exist!

5. Chile

Nestled snug between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, Chile's Patagonia Park gives explorers endless opportunities when checking out Torres del Paine National Park.

Check out the Atacama Desert, where you'll feel like you've landed on the moon while exploring geysers and salt flats.

6. Costa Rica

Families traveling together love heading to Costa Rica for its gorgeous mix of animals, ecosystems, and ways for adventure lovers to relish in them.

There's something for everyone, from surfing schools to relaxing in hot springs.

If you prefer staying on land, you can explore 28 national parks, go on canopy walks, and go zip lining.

7. Galapagos Islands

With its location 600 miles from Ecuador, animal lovers and outdoor adventurers feel like the Galapagos Islands are heaven on earth.

You can explore Devil's Crown, an extinct volcanic cone near Floreana Island.

Watch sea lions sunbathe on Gardner Bay's beach, or check out the tortoises in Santa Cruz and more!

8. Greenland

Greenland's outdoor activities, untouched landscapes, and indigenous culture tick off boxes for many adventure travelers.

From hiking past herds of reindeer on the Arctic Circle Trail to kayaking among the Southern Fjord's icebergs, this country has no shortage of adventurous activities!

9. Guatemala

There are plenty of adventure opportunities in Guatemala.

For example, you can take a one-hour hike up Volcano Pacaya or overnight camping near Acatenango's summit.

With the country featuring 30 volcanoes, endless wildlife watching, and kayaking, adventure travelers won't have trouble finding fun things to do!

10. Iceland

While mainstream travelers flock to the country's most famous sites along the Golden Circle, there are plenty of other opportunities for adventurers to dig in their heels.

Whether you want to hike Iceland's wide-open spaces to become part of the land of fire and ice or snorkel between the European and North American continents, this country is the epitome of adventure.

If you're unsure where to start planning, we'd love to help you. We work with many different budgets and styles of travel. Reach out today to arrange a quick 15-minute chat at a time that suits you.

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