4 Ways to Add Adventure to Your Next Vacation

Posted by Jessica Dove on February 27, 2014

Are you stuck in a vacation planning rut? Need something more exciting than four days soaking up the sun on a beach or a relaxing spa day? For some people, a little adventure is a necessity for a successful vacation. So, for all you adventure seekers out there, here are a few ideas to get your vacation planning started.

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  • Whitewater rafting: Whitewater rafting is a great way to add some adventure to your otherwise less-than-thrilling vacation. The classification system for whitewater rapids makes it easy to find rapids that fit your skill level. There are several rivers to raft throughout North America, so if your family is vacationing at the Grand Canyon, then check out the Colorado River. Or if you’re planning a trip to the Northeast, then the Kennebec River or Dead River in Maine may be a better fit. Leland Davis and the Huffington Post give us 10 amazing river trips in North America.
  • Zip-lining: What better way to get a scenic view, and an adrenaline rush, then by zip-lining? Zip-line tours are available in several states, including Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Alaska, Utah and Ohio, and many are offered year-round. If this sounds like an adventure you’re up for then check out the most extreme zip lines in America by Lois Freidland.
  • Snowmobiling: If you’re looking for something adventurous to do during the winter months, then you may want to consider snowmobiling. Trail systems and riding areas are available throughout the United States and Canada. You do have the option to rent a snowmobile, allowing you to experience the fun without the huge price tag. If you’re interested, learn more about snowmobiling and its regulations.
  • Mountain climbing: You may not be ready to scale Everest, but mountain climbing can provide you with adventure and a workout. Colorado is a great place for mountain climbing due to its numerous peaks, rock formations and mountain views. So, if you are planning a trip to Colorado, take a look at the five top places to rock climb in Colorado. And, if you’re new to rock climbing, you should look into organized excursions and lessons to familiarize yourself with the basics.

When planning your next vacation, be sure to feed your wild side and include some heart-pumping, adrenaline-filled excursions. Just remember to find an activity that fits your skill level and will provide a fun and safe adventure for you and your family.

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