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You may be on the hunt for the perfect break from routine. Life is busy and full, and it’s time to start planning that next vacation. If you’re anything like me, a week on the beach is not quite your idea of fun. It’s relaxing, yes, but maybe you need a trip with a bit of thrill to it. If you’re someone who loves being active and thrives with adventure, check out these great adventure travel destinations.

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5 Great Adventure Travel Destinations

Check out these vacations for active people! If you love being active and thrives with adventure, check out these great adventure travel destinations. What's your favorite adventure vacation?

Lake Tahoe (Flume Trail)

Mountain bikers and thrill seekers, this is one of the best adventure travel destinations for you. The Tahoe Rim Trail is 165 miles of gorgeous scenery. You’ll get views of Lake Tahoe and the Nevada Desert along the way, and cyclists of all experience levels can enjoy the trail. The trip is pretty inexpensive once you get to the trail, and you can even rent a bike if you don’t have one of your own. Don’t miss out on an incredible trail with a breathtaking backdrop.

Utah (Zion National Park)

For those adventurers who love a little of everything, Zion National Park is an excellent option for vacation. You can camp, hike, ride horses, bird watch, and more. The Park offers so much beauty and activity – you’ll have a hard time seeing and experiencing all of it! While you’re there, make sure to hike the Zion Narrows, a 16-mile sandstone canyon experience. If the pictures of this hike are even a taste of its glory, I can guarantee you’ll want to visit as soon as possible.

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Florida (Ginnie Springs)

Are you a certified scuba diver? If you’re not, you may want to consider getting certified just to go on this trip. In High Springs, Florida, you can take a dive through a freshwater cave. The caves are known for “visibility forever” and will challenge your nerves with narrow passageways.

For those without diving training, Ginnie Springs Outdoors offers lots of other water activities, including paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkeling. Most people think of sun and sand when they think of Florida. Think outside the box and head to Ginnie Springs for some amazing adventures.

Wisconsin (Apostle Islands)

In Northern Wisconsin, you will find Lake Superior’s pride and joy: The Apostle Islands. These 21 islands along the lakeshore offer a variety of adventure and activity to visitors. Kayak along Lake Superior, camp on one of the islands, and take in the abundant wildlife taking up residence on many of the islands.

While you’re there, don’t miss out on one of the many boat tours or cruises offered to visitors. You can see the various lighthouses around the islands and take in incredible scenery. This is a whole new way to experience the Great Lakes.

5 Great Adventure Travel Destinations You Need To Explore

Alaska (Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve)

If you haven’t heard of this national park, pay attention. This is the United States’ largest park – six times the size of Yellowstone! This is a trip for true adventurers. Home to a vast collection of glaciers and towering peaks, this is the backcountry. There are places that few have explored and opportunities for great solitude out in the open, icy terrain.

Check out some pictures of the landscapes, and your breath will escape you. This is no ordinary national park, and it must be on your bucket list. For more information about a trek across Alaska’s greatest wilderness, check out these trip packages.

To borrow a few words from the beloved movie, Up, “adventure is out there.” You need a vacation, but you also need to get excited about some adventure travel destinations. Pack your bags and get ready to jump into some incredible experiences. Go find a new adventure!

Jess Lyons
Jess Lyons
Jess Lyons is a wife, mom, and Resident Director to 100+ college students. Her days are filled with dorm events and bike rides with her family, and she loves the overlap of it all. In her free time, you can find her reading a book or enjoying good food with friends.