Adventurous places to Travel
Vacation means lying by the pool, hitting up the buffet and chilling out on the beach ─ right? Well, maybe for some people. But if that’s not your idea of a good time, you're not alone. If you want more activity and adventure when you travel, you have lots of options. "People have more access to the world now than any generation before, " says Chris Chesak, Executive Director for North America/Oceania at the Adventure Travel Trade Association. What’s more, an adventurous vacation doesn't always mean an expensive one, he adds. "Adventure travel at its core is incredibly economical, " Chesak says. On the next slides, we’ll show you some of the top destinations for active travelers seeking active and adventurous vacations.
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1. Marco Island, Florida
Located in the Gulf of Mexico just at the edge of the Florida Everglades, Marco Island is a short distance from hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping. "You can go camping on platforms that are built right on the Everglades and then paddle from platform to platform setting up tents, " says Chesak. Platform camping reduces the impact on the dynamic ecosystem of Florida's tropical wetlands. Be sure to visit the nearby Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, one of the few mangrove estuaries in North America that's a popular spot for fishing, bird watching and beach activities.