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Summer vacations are supposed to be fun and adventurous. This is the best time to take part in thrilling outdoor activities, see the wildlife, and immerse your soul deep into different cultural interactions. Do you dream of climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world? Do you dream of swimming with dolphins or vacationing in an abandoned island? Summer is the time to do that.

Before you apply for a visa and decide to go for your summer adventure, it is important to pause and think of how your ideal summer vacation should look like. The world is full of stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and intriguing cultures that you ought to experience. There are also many continents and people to meet. Simply put, you’ll always find an adventure to match your tastes, preferences, and stamina. So, how do you choose the right summer adventure?

• If you love educational vacations, visit places that have both wildlife and landscapes to explore. If possible, go to places like America’s East Coast where there are many libraries and books for you to read as you vacation. Museums could also be ideal for you.

• Google reviews and other online feedback is vital in making the right adventure decision. Don’t go exploring blindly. Ask around for the tight places to visit for your budget.

• If you will be traveling with your family, ensure that you find a destination that has fun activities for kids. Disney world would be great for you in this regard.

• When picking your destination, think about the specialties that an area is known for. If you love sports, know which regions people love sports as much as you do. Off-roading, for example, is very popular in California. Snorkeling, on the other hand, is very common in Florida. Even if these kinds of sports aren’t in your primary traveling objective, it is good to know that they are there in case the sporting side of you kicks in.

Here are top 10 adventures worth exploring:

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1. Galapagos Islands


This is where you will learn some of the deepest histories of people and wildlife. Galapagos Islands host some of the hardest to find wildlife, including the marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, giant Galapagos tortoises, Galapagos sea lions, and Galapagos penguins. While here, you will have the chance of hiking the natural, seemingly abandoned Galapagos trails and ride yachts together with other international visitors.

2. Machu Picchu


First, you will be impressed by the 8,920-foot summit of Huayna Picchu. After that, the amazing view of the Inca site will knock your socks off. And if you wish to be part of the 200-member hiking groups, you can take the famous 2-hour hike around the Inca trail. You will also be able to see the stairs of death up close.

3. Borobudur, Indonesia


Being the single largest Buddhist temple in the history of the world, you definitely cannot resist the temptation of touring this temple especially if you are a religious person. You will have the chance to see the famous Maha-yana Buddhist pilgrims that are over 95 feet tall and tour the Island of Java. While here, you will view the breathtakingly beautiful volcanoes that lay in a rhythmic fashion around the island.

4. Panama


Panama, located in the center of the Western Hemisphere, borders the Caribbean Sea. There is no more universal claim of Panama than the amazing, magnificent and incredible engineering work that connects two great oceans, Atlantic and Pacific. The Panama Canal is one of the best shortcuts in the world, and extends along 80 kilometers from Panama City, the capital of the country, on the Pacific coast, to Colon, in the Atlantic, crossing the continental divide.

Panama City is Latin America in all its splendor with ceviche, casinos and a lot of buildings that are stacked on top of each other, silhouetted against the horizon. The most cosmopolitan capital of Central America, surprises with a coast of blinding blue and glittering skyscrapers reminiscent of Miami.

Get soaked with the foam of the waterfalls near the highlands of Santa Fe. Visit one of the seven indigenous tribes of Panama. Live the fantasy of being a castaway in Guna Yala, whose virgin islands have barely been trodden, or resti on a wild beach on the Azuero peninsula. For many surfers obsessed with top-notch waves, this is paradise. Underwater, another world begins to be discovered by scuba diving.

Panama is full of paradisiacal diving places with turquoise and transparent waters. Great white sand beaches of panama city, small coves or even beaches near a hotel residence or restaurant, you will always find the ideal beach in Panama. Among things to do in Panama, the Coiba island is a great destination for a diving trip.

It is a huge natural reserve, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Coiba National Park is a protected area that hosts a great variety of marine life. This large island, surrounded by coral reefs, shelters various forms of tropical underwater life. More than 700 species of fish have been recorded here, including snappers, barracudas, serviolas and billfish.

Contadora Island is the main access point for many dive sites. Several rock formations and coral cultures are characteristic of diving. Needless to say, it is not unusual to find pearly oysters. It is an exposed dive site and the currents can be very strong, but large snappers, jacks, tuna, sharks, whale sharks and stingrays are located in this place.

Bocas del Toro offers pristine conditions that are well protected by the country's national park system. Several dive sites operate from the small town of Bocas, taking divers to caves and rock formations, all less than an hour by boat from the shore. The archipelago of Bocas del Toro is dotted with coral reefs and bathed by calm and warm waters.

Colorful soft corals and sponges harbor a variety of life like cappuccino, arrow crabs, nudibranchs and many more. You can see the nurse, the reef sharks, the manta rays and the snappers patrolling the reefs. Boquete, center of adventures and mountain retreat in equal parts, is a magnet for expats, retirees and travelers of all kinds.

Guna Yala, formerly known as San Blas, is a comarca. Of course, this trip can also be done by rental car, but make sure it's in SUV as there are sections of track in very bad condition. Once on that road, you will be 40 steep kilometers from the port, so you will need a new transport to get there. The only option here is to hitchhiking.

Arrive at the Puerto de Cartí, from where the boats leave for the islands of San Blas. Although depending on the tour you choose, you will visit one or another island, most of the trips begin, end or stop at Fragata Island. Like the others, Isla Perro Grande has its dream beaches. Although its name seems to indicate the opposite, Diablo Island is another of the natural jewels that the San Blas archipelago hides.

The richness of architecture and culture in Panama will amaze you and your family. Of course, the Caribbean islands boast of the best volcanic highlands and natural forests in the world. If you are into bird viewing, then you will enjoy adventuring into the Chiriquí cloud forests where wild birds sing all day and night.

You will also be highly likely to spot capuchin monkeys in this forest. And if you love history, you can always spare a day to visit Panama City's ancient ruins and quench your thirst for knowledge in modern museums.

5. The great wall of China


The greatest and most iconic wall on earth, the China great wall was built in over two centuries. Being only about 2.5 hours northeast of Beijing, this wall is easily accessible for visitors from across the world. All you need is to find a reputable travel company to handle your travel logistics and you will be good to go.

6. Cuba


Cuba is magic and it is passion. Walking through the streets of Havana causes in the stomach those butterflies of your own when you are newly in love. When you walk through Old Havana, through Vedado or the Malecón, you cannot do anything but enjoy the surroundings and a wonderful town as you travel Cuba.

Some will say that it is to go back to the past, for its colonial buildings and its vintage cars, but in reality it is to move to a world of tenacity and character. A character that is printed on each of the things we can see here. There is passion in cigars, in rum, mojitos, daiquiris and food of Cuba.

There is talent in salsa and jazz, and there is a bit of paradise in each of the Keys and, of course, in Varadero. Among things to do in Cuba, laze around white sands, transparent water and a whole hotel floor designed for the enjoyment of tourists. In Cuba there is also history, such as the monument to Che in Santa Clara, the cities of Camagüey, Pinar del Río and Santiago de Cuba.

All this and much more in a single island while you visit to Cuba and travel to Havana. Trinidad is the best preserved colonial city in Cuba. In addition, it has the famous Ancon beach of just 15 minutes away considered one of the best beaches in Cuba. Near Trinidad there is a huge natural reserve called Topes de Collantes.

You will be able to hike along its paths among incredible waterfalls. From Trinidad you can hire excursions in Cubatur or even with the locals of Trinidad to go to the park on horseback or even in 4 × 4 vehicles to see the best corners of the park and the best waterfalls.

One hour away from Trinidad you can find hundreds of waterfalls to explore. The Caburni waterfall of 75 meters of fall is the most famous and the typical to do in an excursion from Trinidad. But the most impressive is the El Nicho waterfall but its access is very complicated and tortuous, we recommend you use a 4x4 vehicle to reach the waterfall.

And the most photogenic and the one you usually see in photographs when you look for the waterfalls of Trinidad is the Vegas Grande Waterfall since it is easy to capture the entire fall of the waterfall.

7. Fiji


Within the great Pacific Ocean is a conglomerate of twenty volcanic atolls belonging to the Fiji, called the Mamanuca Islands. All of them are of a unique beauty, although the most popular are Malolo Lalai and Malolo. Mamanuca Islands can only be accessed by small planes or by taking a boat from the port of nearby Denarau. This area is very touristy, so it has all kinds of commercial and lodging services such as restaurants and hotels.

From this same geographical point one can approach the enchanting Yasawa Islands. When one imagines idyllic beaches of white sand with turquoise and transparent waters, an ideal temperature allows to practice diving all year round among coral reefs.

As revealing curiosity in relation to the beauty of this enclave, it is noteworthy that the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed in this place. Go by barge to one of the atolls that are still uninhabited. Monuriki is one of those islands that are deserted.

8. Guatemala


Home to the two highest volcanoes in Guatemala: Tajumulco (4,220 m) and Tacaná (4,093 m) and border with Mexico, San Marcos has valuable ecotourism destinations. San Marcos also offers the beaches of the Suchiate and Naranjo rivers, the Ixiama, Shula, Mopa and Cabuz rivers, with places authorized for hunting and fishing.

You can visit the waterfalls and caves of La Castalia. In the municipality of Río Blanco are Los Tres Chorros and the Tibia Water Falls. In Tacaná there is La Cueva del Negro, the Piedra Movediza and the volcano that bears the same name.

A trip to Guatemala must include a stay of several days in Atitlán Lake. Located 4 hours by bus from the capital, Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, surrounded by volcanoes, is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. In the morning, the immense volcanoes are reflected in its blue waters. Its reputation as the most beautiful lake in the world is well deserved.

9. Cayman Islands


Unless it is a stopover during a cruise in the Caribbean, the British archipelago of the Cayman Islands is a holiday destination recommended only to lovers of relaxation and scuba diving. Turquoise blue waters, protected marine parks and millionaire villas are three ingredients for these three islands located less than 300 km from Jamaica.

Grand Cayman, the main port of arrival of cruise ships, offer a greater variety of hotels. Cayman Brac is, above all, a destination for lovers of scuba diving, although its practically deserted beaches also lend themselves to a stay of several days. Little Cayman, meanwhile, is a paradise, both in terms of native wildlife species and the few tourists who are captivated by its charms.

It is strictly forbidden to go topless on the beaches of the archipelago. The laws that regulate the protection of the seabed are very strict. For example, collecting coral or sponges is prohibited. The restaurants of George Town and Seven Miles Beach, serve both typically American Tex-Mex specialties, lavishly watered with beer. Although the Caribbean may lend itself more to tasting fresh fish, crustaceans and tropical fruits.

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10. Bahamas


The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an independent state formed by about 700 islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands and east of the Florida peninsula. The country enjoys a climate between tropical and subtropical, and like all the Caribbean, suffers the scourge of hurricanes from late summer until the end of autumn.

Its capital, Nassau, has a large shopping center where you can breathe its colonial heritage mixed with the island's own folklore. In the peripheral islands, handicrafts include basketry made of palm leaves that end up being the most popular tourist elements.

This destination combines the most precious ingredients for a relaxing holiday. While vacationing in the Bahamas you can enjoy the tranquility of the beaches and the deserted keys, an omnipresent sun, an underwater world to discover, and the fun of aquatic and terrestrial sports. You can also savor a good gastronomy based on seafood with a glass of rum and the kindness of its inhabitants.

Conclusion

Overall, every person, once in their life, has thought of uptaking any adventurous trip that would rush their adrenaline from time to time. There are numerous places, sites, cities, that offer a variety of adventures, such as mountains, lakes, and temples, etc. which are suitable for everyone. However, in this article, we have summarized some of the adventures which we highly recommend you visit.
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20 comments:

  1. This is not just a list of summer destinations. This is a ready-made bucket list! I'd love to see Fiji.

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  2. I have ayearning to go back to crete this summer, not sure if we will manage it though.

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  3. I love all 10 of your ideas for where to visit this summer. I wish I was able to take the summer and do all of them.

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  4. Great list of places to visit and I have been to the Grand Canyon but it was during winter, still so pretty and the sunshine is still great.

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  5. They are most definitely in the top 10, Antigua is amazing i remember my parents holidaye there and i swooned over the photos beautiful place!

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  6. It looks like there are a lot of places to visit still that I have not even really thought about visiting yet. I love the idea of going to some but I am still nervous about leaving the country, especially Cuba. I may have to look more into this.

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  7. Sounds like a great list of destinations! I would love to visit at least one of these places!

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  8. What a great list! I want to visit all of these places :) xo, Suzanne

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  9. Mama Maggie's KitchenJuly 2, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Wow! These places you mentioned look sooo wonderful! Can't wait to visit one of these very soon!

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  10. I definitely agree with Nova Scotia! It is gorgeous up there, not to mention they have the BEST blueberries lol

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  11. I would like to visit Cuba. I don't really want to go alone, so the cruise is going to be our ideal choice.

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  12. These are my top destinations to visit and I have only visited one so far, I need to catch up starting from Bahamas first

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  13. These are all great places for a nice summer vacation. I love the tropical destinations and Fiji is definitely on my list! -Sondra Barker @cuisineandtravel.com

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  14. OH MAN! Fiji! I love these posts about amazing destinations. I have a nice bookmark on my browser full of them and this is getting added to the list.

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  15. These are all great places to visit. I haven't been to any of those places but dreaming to be there one day.

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  16. I've been to a few places already on this list, but not yet French Polynesia or Fiji, they most appeal to me. Who knows, maybe I'll get there next year!

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  17. What a great list of places. I would love to visit Fiji, and Antigua.

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  18. Great list of must go destinations. I really want to go to Fiji personally.

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  19. If I could visit any of these places i would be a happy dolly, such gorgeous place

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  20. Most of these are on my list! Great compilation! I think I'm shooting for the Cayman Islands first!
    -Jessica

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