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4 Travel Adventures to Take This Year

Although almost half of the year is over, it is still not too late to go on a few adventures. With summer coming and a lot of vacation time needing to be had, there are several places you can go around the world to have an adventure you will remember for a lifetime. Here are four places you go to this year to do something you have never done before.

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Diving In Japan

A nation that is surrounded by a lot of water, Japan is one of the premier places on the planet to go diving. If you haven’t dived before, you can take a Padi Open Water Diver Course in Okinawa. This is a great deal because you will learn while getting to experience the beautiful Japanese waters. 

The waters off Okinawa have coral reefs, sea turtles, and some of the clearest water in the world. As soon as you get certified, you can go into the water and start exploring the wonders of nature. 

Hike Machu Picchu

If you want to get out of the water and onto dry land, hiking to the top of Machu Picchu is a popular and very gratifying adventure to take. Machu Picchu is located in Peru, and this South American location is sought after by many. The Inca Trail is an adventurous way to get to the top, and is an adventure that is life changing. 

The Inca Trail is 26 miles or 43 kilometers long (the same length as a typical marathon). Because the trail is extremely steep, it takes three to four days to complete the hike. You will start in the village of Piscacucho and you will wind all the way up to the top. The views are breathtaking and the accomplishment is worth the work. 

Safari Kruger Park

Making your way to South Africa is a long trip depending on where you are starting, but if you make it there, going on safari in Kruger Park is an adventure you must go on. The park is the first national park of South Africa, and it is massive. It has just about all the wildlife and archeological sites you can find on the continent.

You can camp in the park and explore the area on foot with guides. Car tours show you all the quinntessential African animals that you have heard about your whole life. Being in nature this pure is something you may not experience anywhere else. 

See The Northern Lights In Iceland

Nature’s most beautiful spectacle is the Northern Lights. If you go to Iceland to see them, you can lay in your own igloo and watch them glow right before your very eyes. It is an experience unlike any other. 

While in Iceland, you can visit the hot springs for some soothing soaking and you can stay in Reykjavik and hang out with the locals and have local cuisine and drinks. It’s conveniently found close to Europe and North America, so getting there is never a hassle.