Adventure is in the eye of the beholder. You don’t have to skydive or swim with sharks to call your trip a life-changing experience – donning a pair of snorkeling fins or immersing yourself in a different culture fits the bill too. It’s not always about how fast or high you go, but about seizing the opportunity to see the world from a brand-new perspective.
“Adventure travel appeals to so many demographics – millennials, couples, families, boomers, and more – and it has so many varying levels,” says Cece Drummond, Virtuoso’s managing director of destinations and experiences. “There are safaris, cycling tours, hikes, trips into remote towns and villages, and, yes, there’s extreme skydiving too.”
The desire for adventure has gone mainstream, with many Virtuoso advisors focusing exclusively on this specific type of travel. From kayaking and cave tubing to “soft adventures” such as electric-bike riding and snorkeling, there’s an option to suit every vacation style. Up your game, conquer your fears, and try something new this year. Here, a few ideas to get you started.