Bold, adventurous travelers know the rewards are worth the extra effort of finding a place off the beaten path. Here are a few noteworthy ideas of fascinating places to vacation if you have an intrepid spirit.
Camels and Sand Dunes
The rolling, desert dunes of the Sahara in Morocco create a landscape unlike any other. Travelers to Morocco can leave the bustle of the markets and mosques to spend time under the desert’s starry sky. Camp with Bedouins, ride camels, or hike in the Atlas Mountains. Spend the day trekking, and then retire for the evening at one of the luxury hotels—a perfect oasis for the courageous traveler.
Antarctica may be the final frontier, but a luxury yacht experience can turn the unique trip into a six-star experience. The pristine beauty, fascinating wildlife and uninhabited landscape make this a dream trip for bold travelers. Discovery yachts are equipped with submarine vessels and helicopters to make the exploration both easy and exciting. Combined with kayaking, snowshoeing and zodiac excursions, it’s the trip of a lifetime.
Big Five, Five Star
If you find yourself in the middle of the African bush in Kruger National Park, it doesn’t mean foregoing creature comforts. Vacationers spend their days on private Jeep game drives with experienced trackers, then come home to the kind of luxury experience you would expect at a 5-star hotel.
Rocky Mountain High
Intrepid travelers know they don’t have to leave the US to have a memorable experience. National Parks such as Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon all offer out-of-the-ordinary experiences for those willing to head off the beaten path.
As always, the advice of a good travel professional can take the guesswork out of vacation planning. Off–the-beaten-path can still mean safe, reliable and trustworthy with the proper advance work!