Adrenaline junkies are always looking for new adventures. If your travels often find you jumping from cliffs, diving beneath choppy waters or flying through the air, these destinations are for you.
Cape Town seems like somewhat of a sleepy town on the surface, but its location at the confluence of two different oceans makes it chock full of exciting opportunities. The waters here teem with Great White sharks, and nearby Table Mountain provides a wealth of adrenaline-pumping activities like abseiling, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
Livingstone boasts one of the world’s greatest natural wonders in Victoria Falls. The waterfall also fuels many of the region’s most thrilling activities. Bungee over the edge of the falls above Devil’s Pool, go whitewater rafting down the class-5 rapids of Zambezi River, or go for a stroll around the landscape and try to avoid tussling with the hippos and crocs.
Queenstown is affectionately nicknamed the Adventure Capital of the World, and it lives up to its reputation. From tandem paragliding to bungee jumping and parasailing, there’s no shortage of high-flying activities here. Down on the ground you can get your fill of adventure with river rafting, jet boating and plenty of mountain exploration.
Patagonia is so incredibly thrilling it has its own adventure brand named after it. Since its distance covers hundreds of miles in South America, you’d be hard pressed to find anything boring here. Chilean rafting trips, ice treks in Argentina and climbing Fitz Roy all make for one incredible, adrenaline-filled destination that cannot be missed.
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Ice hotels are becoming increasingly popular as a unique adventure for dedicated travelers. If you've ever wondered what kind of gusto it takes to join the polar bear club by jumping into frigid waters in your speedo, imagine the thrill of spending the night on a bed of ice inside your own igloo wrapped in warm blankets and furs.
Oymyakon, Siberia, is literally the coldest inhabited town on Earth. The town of only 500 residents is nicknamed “The Pole of Cold” and has witnessed temperatures as low as -98 degrees. Here, where eyelashes freeze in mere moments, cars must be kept running continually to avoid a dead battery, and vegetables cannot grow naturally; locals have managed to eke out a quaint, and oddly endearing, existence.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.