There are many types of exploration that you can, and should undertake at least once. If you’re a real traveler there are many forms of travel that you can choose from, and should try out at least once. Even if you think that these types of exploration are not suited to you, or that you’re not suited to them, you should still try them because, you never know. It could surprise you! Here are examples to start with.
An Epic Road Trip
I’m a self-proclaimed road-trip-queen! There’s nothing better than packing up a box of junk food and taking off. The best way to road trip, in my opinion, is to pick a few destinations and then make any and every roadside stop that you can! The spontaneity of a road trip is the best thing about it. It’s just you (a companion, if you have a perfect road trip partner) and the open road!
There is nothing quite like camping out in the forest. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s something that you probably don’t quite understand. There’s something about falling asleep and seeing the fireflies flicker outside the tent. Then you wake up to birds chirping and fresh air. It’s just so amazing to get back to nature.
For many people, the idea of going backpacking can be really daunting. Especially if you’re heading out for an extended period of time. Can you really survive while traveling around in a location you don’t know with nothing more than a backpack? Well, the truth is you can. Once you get everything organized, you’re sure to have fun on the journey too. It’s something you have to experience, even if you don’t want to go back and do it again a second time.
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Some people assume that cruises are just for retirees, but there are so many more opportunities than that. The main benefit of heading out on a cruise is that you can stop off at various places along the way. Of course, there are all kinds of cruises, so you should browse the options and consider them all. Some people opt for luxury tv cruises, others choose smaller arrangements. That’s entirely up to you. This is a method I haven’t tried out yet, but I’m not closed off to the idea. I really want to do an Antarctica cruise!
Island hopping can be a lot of fun if you’ve never done it before. You just need to head to a part of the world where there are lots of small islands in close proximity that you can move between. People often do this in Thailand, Greece or the Philippines. There are many other options out there too. Just make sure that you do your research and planning in advance. The only thing you need to know is how you’re going to get between the islands. Many of these destinations offer day cruises!
An Epic Trek
A few years ago, I did the Inca Trail and it was incredible! There’s something empowering about an epic trek and you get a really great sense of accomplishment. It’s a different way to travel. With a trek like the Inca Trail you’re able to see multiple sites and views at a slower pace. I was a hiker before this trip, but now I’m even more into longer trails filled with adventure!
A Trip with Your Parents As An Adult
One of the biggest joys in traveling that I’ve found is traveling with my parents. I’ve been fortunate enough to take trips with both of my parents together and take individual mother/daughter and father/daughter trips. It’s so much fun watching your parents have new experiences and sharing these moments are something I wouldn’t trade for anything.
As you can see, there are all kinds of exploration for you to undertake, so don’t stick to the types of exploration that you’re used to. There’s a whole world out there for you to see – go explore it!
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