Try Something New: Outdoor Adventure Travel

You’ve been to all the major tourist attractions you can think of: London, Paris, Cairo, Moscow, Washington, D.C. You’re trying to plan your next vacation, but you want something new, something memorable. Something exciting. Outdoor adventure travel might be what you’re looking for.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you like to be outdoors?
  • Do you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places?
  • Are you craving new physical activity to see something different?
  • Are you ready to step outside of your comfort zone?

If you answered yes, then it’s time for some outdoor adventure travel!

What is adventure travel?

Adventure travel is exactly what it sounds like: having adventures while traveling. Typically, they are some form of outdoor travel experience that includes natural wonders, engaging visits and physical activity that you may not have tried before. It’s becoming a popular form of vacation travel and it’s the perfect solution for travelers who are tired of the same vacation routine.

Two types of adventure travel

There are two types of outdoor adventure travel: hard adventure and soft adventure. Consider there are outdoor activities that are dangerous, such as mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, white-water rafting, and skydiving. These adventures are designed for the thrill-seeker and those looking for a more challenging vacation.

Soft adventure travel is typically low risk and offers the same type of experience as hard but without the danger risk. Biking, kayaking, fishing, walking safaris, and hot air ballooning are all examples of this type of travel. Soft is recommended for travelers who have never had an adventure travel style vacation, allowing them to get a taste.

What types of outdoor adventure travel are suitable for beginners?

If you want a different type of vacation this year and want to try your hand at adventure travel, then there are four types of soft adventures that will whet your appetite.


Hiking trips can be taken anywhere. You might want to see breath-taking mountains, walk along coastal trails that let you breathe in the salty air, or visit majestic ruins that rise out of the jungle. Plus, flora and fauna of your destination provide you with some fantastic photo opportunities.


imagine floating down a peaceful river or paddling through a secret cave. Kayaking is one of those adventures that let you see plenty of wildlife, marine life, untouched landscape and more. Beginners may not feel comfortable going too far from shore, but that’s okay. Merely taking your time and paddling through nature will give you all the adventure you need. 

Hot Air Ballooning

a great way to step out of your comfort zone if you fear heights, hot air ballooning lets you get a bird’s eye view of the world. It lets you see things from above that you may not have noticed before and, face it, the balloons with their bright colors are photo-worthy.


Do you like the cold? Exchange your flipflops for a pair of snowshoes and get out into a winter wonderland for this year’s adventure. It’s basically hiking in the snow and you will come back with some fantastic photos of the landscape to look at over hot cocoa.

This year change your vacation plans and try something new. Stretch your wings and plan an adventure travel vacation. It will exhilarate you and you’ll have plenty to talk about when you get home. Not to mention all the cool pictures to show off.