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.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
In food capitals like New York City, foodie crazes seem to rise and set as quickly as the sun, but one trend that has endured for awhile now is the city’s penchant for regional Chinese cuisine, and the East Village is home to some of the city’s top spots for sampling your way through several of these regions.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Some places appear better to visit in the winter. For example, anywhere known for winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, will be less visited in the summer because those same people are going to spend their time at the beach or another destination. However, visiting these destinations during the off-seasons can show a side of the city or town that can’t be seen under piles of snow. It’s worth checking out a couple of these favorite winter destinations.