Wanderlust is one of the most natural traits known to man. There is something innate in our nature that makes us roam from one place to another, always appreciating the things that come next. On the other hand, there are people whose love for travel matches only that for exercise. Luckily, there’s always a way for these two passions to be united into one. With this in mind, here are top five destinations for all of you exercise junkies out there.
Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah
If you’re enthusiastic about hiking, cycling, and canyons, then the Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah, is the right place for you to be. Visiting this canyon will present you with one of the most unrealistic landscapes you’re ever likely to see. It’s remote enough for you to reconnect with nature, and it offers some great exercise options. Apart from hiking and cycling, there are other activities that are bound to attract even the most hardcore exercise junkies. Horseback riding, kayaking and, of course, rock climbing are also in offer.
Lucero Surf Retreats, Costa Rica
As the perfect place for both exercise and a family vacation, Costa Rica simply has it all. The Lucero Surf Retreat offers cheap surfing lessons for all those who’ve always wanted to learn, but never had the opportunity. At the retreat, you also have the commodity of morning yoga sessions to start your day. Furthermore, for adrenaline junkies, there’s a zip-line tour, and for those who would like to relax after a long and stressful day, there’s a fully functional massage parlor.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
One of the most widely renowned and respected forms of physical exercise is definitely mountain climbing. No wonder it has so many devotees around the globe. For those who feel they are up to this challenge, there’s no better vacation than that to Tanzania, where the chance to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro awaits. Standing proud at an impressive height of 19,340 feet, the sight itself is a force to be reckoned with.
The Chilean region of Patagonia is one of truly the most amazing places in the world. However, adrenaline junkies around the world know this region best for its mighty Rio Futaleufu, which offers some of the most remarkable rafting expeditions in the world. By enlisting with the Earth River Expeditions, what you get isn’t just rafting, but a complete experience. Riverside stone hot tubs, tree houses, and cliff dwellings with beds are just some of the things this amazing destination has to offer.
Last, but in no way the least important, is Placencia, in Belize. Although it may not seem as much at first sight, don’t let appearances fool you. Namely, this is one of the diving and snorkeling capitals of the world. You can always stay at the Inn at Roberts Grove and see the second largest Barrier Reef in the world for yourself. What makes this tour unique, though, is a diving tour where you get to see whale sharks up close.
These five destinations are just the tip of the iceberg of all the amazing places an exercise junkie can visit on a world tour. Still, they’re as good a place as any to start. Leaving your gym in your home town doesn’t mean that you’re slacking off and finding new physical activities to occupy yourself is always a welcome practice. One thing is certain, on this trip, you’ll gain enough memories to last you a lifetime.