Your 20s and 30s are a time to find more than just a steady career. These years are an important time of self discovery, too. In fact, some of the most exciting adventures can be had while we're still young. Though it can feel like your to-do list is never ending, those who work hard get to play hard, too. Live life to the fullest now by giving yourself a few once in a lifetime experiences before you hit middle-age.
If you're in your youth, or even just young at heart, there are plenty of epic outdoor excursions waiting out there. Below are some of the best experiences to dive into during these formative years -- and make some incredible memories along the way.
See The World By Boat
Airplanes aren't the only mode of international travel. Many of the world's most exciting places are more accessible by ships than ever before. Some of the most unique beaches, the oldest of the world's ruins and the most beautiful, serene hikes are on the other side of a quick voyage across the sea. Luckily, these adventures are more accessible than you think.
You don't even have to wait for the weather to warm up to plan a hike in the world's rainforests or catch some rays on its white sand shores. Hopping aboard a cruise line for a Western Caribbean cruise, for example, will take you to islands boasting some of the planet's most beautiful scenery. These tropical destinations play host to both some of the most relaxing beaches and most thrilling, heart-pumping excursions in the world.
Grab Your Backpack
If it’s beautiful hikes and rugged camping you’re looking for, a backpacking trip is your ticket to paradise. Trekking into the wild backcountry can take you to places few people see in their lifetimes. Plus, the farther you head into the wilderness, the closer you are to nature as it exists without human interference.
Carrying all your gear on your back and sleeping under the stars can be done in regions across the world, from the Japanese Alps to the canyons of Jordan. Just be sure to do your research if you’re flying solo, or take the trek with an experienced backpacker and enjoy the scenery with good company.
Climb Aboard a Raft
For a pure adrenaline rush, there’s nothing like rafting in exciting white water rapids. The rippling swells that toss your raft over huge rocks and through swirling eddies will certainly get your blood pumping, while also taking you along beautiful riverbanks to witness stunning scenery.
You don’t have to think big when it comes to planning a rafting trip. In fact, some of the best rafting adventures in the world can be found in smaller towns. The calm and quiet of rural areas can be a welcome contrast to your time on rough waters. Laid back locals and charming historic main streets provide a quiet refuge to rest after the day’s adventures.
Get a Bird’s Eye View
One exceptional way to see the world is by gaining an entirely different perspective -- and some elevation. Signing up for an epic ride above the world gives adventure seekers a new way of seeing the sights that most people don’t get to see in their lives. Whether you're hang-gliding or bungee jumping, the feeling of flight is an empowering and life-changing experience.
If you’re one of the brave ones, skydiving may be more your speed. Many frequent skydivers claim they’re truly addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with free-falling toward the earth. When you’re up in the air, there’s nothing to focus on but the very present moment, something rare in the hustle and bustle of daily life.
If your bucket list just got a little longer, don’t wait to check it off. The world is full of incredible opportunities, and now is the perfect time to get out and explore.
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