Heading out to a hotel and immersing yourself in spa treatments is a typical way to spend a vacation. If you want more out of your time off, however, there are so many experiences left to try. Unique experiences are found all across the globe. You simply need to consider your passions and items on that bucket list. Make your vacation a dream by adding a few of these distinct experiences to your itinerary. A world of wonder awaits you.
Travel by Train
Cars and airplanes dominate the travel scene, but the all-mighty train is still an option. Look for train rides that take you through terrain that’s largely off limits otherwise. South Africa and Siberia are two regions that are perfectly suited for train exploration. Look for trains that have comfortable amenities because you’ll be sleeping on the rails for several days at least.
Another train route that draws in the crowds is along the Pacific coast on California’s western edge. Discover where the cliffs meet the ocean along this route. Many of the region’s best locations aren’t accessible by car or foot.
Witness a Migration
Animal migrations occur across the globe at certain times. Partner with an experienced group, such as Africa tours, in order to see these species in action. Consider a safari with zebras and wildebeests carving out their pathway to the next destination. For bird or butterfly lovers, look for these flying phenomena across North America.
A unique migration that’s a bit hidden involves the humpback whale. Along the Mexican side of the Pacific Coast, whales migrate to the tip of Baja California to give birth early in the year. These migrations are large with many calves visible to visitors’ eyes.
Explore a Preserve
Several preserves in Africa have herds of elephants. These areas are carefully protected from poachers. To raise funds, they offer tours within the preserve to see these magnificent animals. Book a reservation so that you can get close to a family of elephants. Watch the mothers, offspring and fathers move around their world in search of sustenance. Seeing elephants in their wild surroundings gives you a new perspective of the world. Although they’re huge, elephants remain extremely gentle when it comes to caring and rearing their offspring.
Walk Like the Natives
Take a vacation where you walk certain trails, including Amazon treks and visits to ancient ruins. These experiences come with guides so that you’re prepared for every step of the way. Some tours include a visit with local people in their towns and villages. Open your eyes to a different world on these retreats.
As an alternative, follow the famous Oregon Trail or Lewis-and-Clark’s pathway to the West. Being a fan of history and social studies is a good reason to seek out these experiences that put you into the world that you’ve learned about in the past.
Discover Faraway Delights
Take a boat trip down to the South Pole where you can pet penguins and experience life at the bottom of the globe. There’s a scientific community that resides in these parts, which is fascinating in its own right. Many people spend years planning these trips because they’re scheduled around the winter months. Experience summer at the South Pole with glorious views of the icy terrain.
Sleep on Ice
Another unique experience is sleeping on ice. In Lapland, an ice hotel is your choice of accommodation. Some preparation is involved to comfortably sleep on ice, such as wearing thermals and keeping your boots on, but the setting cannot be beat. Your rest is flanked by visits to the sauna, which keeps your body temperature steady.
Snow igloos are another option, especially if you select one with a glass top. Watch the Northern Lights through these igloos that protect you overnight. The top of the world is a cold yet amazing region to discover.
To continue with your traveling passion, keep up with your passport’s expiration date. If the date is approaching within the next six months, it’s ideal to renew it now. Some countries are wary about travelers who have passports that are close to expiration dates. Be timely about your renewal so that the world remains open to you and your loved ones.