Dive into these 10 travel challenges to spice up your next adventure
Traveling is exciting but sometimes it can be regular and when something becomes routine, it becomes tiring. Hence the need to stir things up every now and then. Traveling is not just about visiting a place and taking pictures. Sometimes one can take part in a unique challenge to spice up the experience and make it even more special. In these challenges, staying committed to the goal is what makes it exciting. Without further ado, here are some interesting challenges to spice up your next adventure.
10 Take a polar dive
Polar diving is an exciting and healthy experience for the body as well. Those few seconds of dipping himself into the freezing water will send adrenaline rapidly through a person’s brain and make their heart pump even faster. Many people are afraid of freezing temperatures but it is not a challenge if it is not scary.
9 Visit Napa Valley and don’t drink wine
Napa Valley is somewhat synonymous with wine, but while there are many wine tasting opportunities in the area, there are also many other interesting things to do in Napa that don’t include wine. Sometimes taking a trip to this part of California all about wine can miss out on other interesting adventures they can try. So visit Napa and try to ignore the wine while engaging in other adventures. Perhaps only a few highly disciplined travelers will be able to overcome this challenge.
8 Experience all the adventures Costa Rica has to offer
Costa Rica is a paradise for all adventures. From white water rafting to surfing, hiking, and kayaking, there are many adventures one can take in this country. The country also has some of the most exciting zip-lining adventures in the world and they should definitely be added to the list. Most of its attractions may be rough and suitable for experienced adrenaline junkies, but many new and extreme adventures can also be enjoyed. Several adventure schools are available to teach people how to engage in these exciting adventures, so one does not even need to be an expert to enjoy the thrills that Costa Rica has to offer.
7 Take the slowest possible mode of transportation
This is not the time one has to take a flight or one of the other rapid means of transportation to reach the destination. One great way to spice up your travel is to use the slowest possible means of transportation to your destination. One can choose to take the train instead of the plane or take the bike instead of the car. This decision may be slow and long, but such a decision will help the traveler save money and also allow him to experience unique things on the way.
6 Spend the night in a different type of accommodation
When visiting a new place, people often look for hotels they can book to spend the night. While this may be necessary for some, there is no harm in taking up the challenge of staying in an outdoor tent or in a hostel. Remember that the goal is to spark adventure and gain new experiences and one of the best ways to achieve this goal is to try different types of stays. One can even stay in a hobbit house or experience a farm stay where one can enjoy some kind of farm-to-table eating and also get opportunities to help out with some farm work.
5 Travel without technology
Technology has changed the entire world and this includes the world of travel as well. Now people rely a lot on technology to travel. While the importance of technology for travel these days is immeasurable, one can challenge oneself to travel without it. think about it; Ancient humans had no technology but traveled the world. This certainly means that it is possible to travel without technology but it does require serious preparation. One can start by reading about the destination, getting the right map, and planning the trip. Such a challenge will activate skills that no one ever thought of having. One will be forced to think, ask questions, and rely on personal skills to survive.
4 Learn to use a language different from your primary language
Communication is an important factor and the language barrier is real. But one does not always have to be afraid of the language barrier and this challenge is a way to meet it head on. From here you start; Get around a foreign destination using the local language, even if it sounds unfamiliar. To get started, try to learn the basics of the local language and then decide to stick around with just that knowledge. When greeting, asking for directions, or buying something in a store, use this language no matter how difficult it is. If the words don’t appear, use hand gestures as well. Besides being a great way to learn a new language, locals are instantly attracted to those who try to communicate with them in their own language.
3 Set a travel budget and stick to it (no more, no less)
Budgeting for an adventure is always easy for many travelers, but sticking to a budget is usually the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest in winter. This is understandable now because prices can change and then one may have to spend more money. But if one always has to spend money on unwanted expenses, they may never stick to the budget. In fact, more challenges come when one decides to stick to the budget. In this challenge, travelers are challenged to set and stick to a budget. Besides being a good way to save money, sticking to a budget opens up opportunities for more adventures. For example, if a plane ticket is expensive, one can go on a train journey or travel by sea. Although one may not be able to get some luxury experiences, they will surely enjoy adventures that are worth their budget.
2 Visit the only remaining wonders of the ancient world
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are among the most impressive examples of the excellence of the ancient people. Unfortunately, most of these creations were destroyed except for the magnificent pyramids of Giza. The fact that it is the oldest and only surviving of these magnificent structures makes it even worth the challenge of traveling. When in the pyramids, one can study the massive structures and study theories on how they were built.
1 Experience the harsh weather of the world
Travelers who really want to push their limits and get out of their comfort zone should visit places around the world with the most extreme weather conditions. From cities with temperatures as low as -500°C (-580°F), to extremely windy cities with wind speeds of up to 16mph, there are plenty of unique experiences one will share in this challenge.