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3 Awesome Adventures Outside the U.S.

3 Awesome Adventures Outside the U.S.

Summer is the perfect time for an adventure, and life is too short to always play it safe! If you’re yearning for a travel destination this year that gives you all the thrills and frills of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, here are 3 spots you won’t want to miss!

Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Komodo National Park Indonesia

Indonesia is a location that attracts many visitors all year round for its beauty and culture but is also the perfect destination if you’re in search for an exciting adventure. Komodo National Park consists of three major islands and its major purpose is to conserve the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon, and its habitat. These islands are the only place this unique reptile is found, which is why heading out on a trek in search of viewing this prehistoric animal in the wild is first on the adventure list for this national park! However hiking through the beautiful wilderness and getting a glimpse of this huge, venomous lizard isn’t the only reason you’ll want to visit. Komodo National Park also has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world, with some of the world’s richest marine environment. It’s protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you’ll find everything from colorful fish to huge manta rays, sea turtles, and many species of sharks. GPS Point, one of the bet dive sites in the area, often has schooling groups of hammerheads hanging around. Head out on your own to explore the underwater world or join a liveaboard wooden Pinisi boat, either way you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime!

Costa Rica

Costa Rican Waterfall

The Costa Rican rainforests are next on your bucket list of adventures. Although the capital of San Jose is bustling with culture and history to check out, the real experience is in the action-packed activities that are available in this country. Volcanoes, pristine beaches, and lively rainforests makes this a go to spot. If adrenaline is your thing, you will definitely want to take part in whitewater rafting, surfing the coastline, and ziplining through the canopy of the jungle! There’s also no limit to the abundance of native wildlife found here including sloths, tapirs, Capuchin monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws. Experiencing the unique biodiversity in Costa Rica is really an adventure in itself, and something you won’t want to miss.

New Zealand

New Zealand Mt. Cook

If you’re ready to take some time away for the adventure of a lifetime, the Flying Kiwi Ultimate Explorer Tour in New Zealand is what the adventurers dreams are made of. This 28-day escapade through the beautiful country starts in Auckland or Christchurch and loops around, allowing you to explore all the best spots and activities in one trip. Not only will you be staying in all the most breathtaking and remote locations, including 7 National Parks throughout beaches, lakes, mountains, and forests, you’ll be taking part in some of the most exciting activities. Skydiving, glacier hiking, and swimming with dolphins is just the beginning! The tour includes carefully selected campsites each night and there are always hikes, bikes, and other sports equipment available for some added fun. You’ll also be able to meet the locals and experience the Maori culture while on this 28-day trek. With the abundance of adventures to take part in each day and spectacular landscapes to fest your eyes on, this really is a trip of a lifetime.