Guest Post: Underrated Adventure Destinations to Visit this Year
Planning a vacation for this year? Why spend your time and money fighting throngs of tourists when you can visit some of the world’s best adventure destinations just off the beaten path? Sure, the tourist traps can be fun, but why do something that everyone else is doing? Where is your sense of adventure?
Check out these underrated adventure destinations for your next getaway. These places may be less appreciated, but offer a whole lot more to curious travellers than your average vacation destination. These places are listed in no particular order, read on and bon voyage!
Sandwiched between Italy and Austria, Slovenia is an oft-overlooked vacation destination. It’s tiny yet delightful. Slovenia is basically where the Mediterranean, Germanic, and Slavic cultures meet and it has some of the best beaches in the region. Beaches aren’t the only attraction: visit Slovenia for some of the most beautiful snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, Gothic churches, historic castles, and rich culture. Stay in a charming bed-and-breakfast overlooking a lake.
Why go to Thailand or Bali when you can visit the Philippines? Discover a paradise without the crowds. The 7,000 coral-fringed islands offers some of the most gorgeous white sandy beaches in the world, surrounded by crystal clear waters. The fun doesn’t end with the coast. Go inland to catch a glimpse of rice terraces more than 2,000 years old, sprawling plains, and misty mountains. The vibrant nightlife and top-notch shopping will please those looking for a little cultural adventure just outside the walls of their hotels.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Those who are interested in a vacation in a more traditional setting should consider Avista Resorts for their next sabbatical. It is a beautiful resort built ocean front on Myrtle Beach, providing guests with relaxation indoors and outdoors from their many restaurants to their very own lazy river.
Myanmar is often overlooked as a vacation destination, but it shouldn’t be. Spanning the islands of the Andaman Sea to the Himalayas, this country has plenty of old world charm and is virtually untouched by tourists. Myanmar offers a sense of mystery and enchantment to anyone visiting. Culture junkies will love the gleaming pagodas, historical buildings, and natural beauty of Myanmar’s people, land, and culture. There are a number of affordable resorts awaiting you in beautiful Myanmar.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
There is no denying that one of the many wonders of the world is the Grand Canyon. However, it is not the only canyon in the world, let alone North America. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a real treat for nature lovers. Majestic and awesome, the Black Canyon is the perfect example of how water can carve its way through mountains over eons. Take your breath away gazing out over the 2,000 feet depth of the canyon or test your sense of adventure by kayaking, wall climbing, and canyoneering. Why look for a hotel when you can go camping!
Santa Barbara, California
Sure, Santa Barbara isn’t as mystical as Myanmar or old as the ancient cities within the Philippines, but it is one of the most underrated places to visit in California. Santa Barbara actually offers a little bit of everything – the ocean, the mountains, history, and culture. Adventurers and passive vacationers alike will fall in love with this little nook in California. Wine lovers will fit right in since Santa Barbara has recently become one of the more prominent wine making regions within the U.S. No matter what your plan, there are plenty of Santa Barbara hotels and resorts to choose from.