When people hear the words “Adventure travel” they imagine hours on the National Geographic channel or Man vs. Wild scenarios that are rarely done by ordinary people. The only adventure that takes place in their lives is maybe day to day travel or a walk in the park. This is the case of many ordinary business people who are simply too busy to enjoy such a luxury. But now, considering the very fast developing generation that has put health, individualism and environmentalism as an important factor in ones upbringing, adventure travel is becoming a popular element nowadays. With research and a little motivation, having an adventure doesn’t mean you have to cross borders and travel very long distances to achieve that Nat Geo feeling. Here are some awesome adventure spots in the U.S that are really amazing and easy to cover.
Llama Trekking the Hoover Wilderness
A llama can carry around 90 pounds and doesn’t have to carry extra food for itself. Llamas are browsers, like deer, and will eat grass found in the mountains. These creatures are very quiet, very friendly to the environment and do not destroy trails. California’s High Sierra is a toothed landscape of lodge pole pine and red fir, arid desert, U-shaped glacial valleys, a place of solitude and spectacle. This adventure features a five-day trek among the sagebrush and thistle, the escarpments and the late summer snow fields, as South American llamas carry the cargo. With several wildlife encounters like mules and deer’s, bobcats, coyote, bear’s and maybe even a mountain lion as you journey this is a simple yet adventurous little quest, won’t you say?
Adventure Sailing in Florida’s Gulf Coast
Sail aboard 26-foot Commodores through the small islands of Fort Myers for seven days and nights in flotillas of up to six boats at a time. The crafts are designed for four adults, and qualified sailors can captain their own craft for the duration. Lots of time to free sail, and explore the tropical barrier islands inhabited only by gulls, pelicans, and man-of-war birds. Dolphins lace the bow, red snappers snap at the lines, living shellfish colour the limpid waters, and Gulf breezes fill the foresails. Fort Myers is on the South-western coast of Florida near Sanibel and Captiva Islands, 120 miles south of Tampa and 110 miles north of Key West and the Dry Tortugas.
Riding the Tetons
Sally along the edge of the Continent Divide through the lush meadows and pine forests of the Snake River canyons, passing herds of elk and bighorn sheep. Pause to fish for cutthroat trout in the clear blue waters of Jackson Lake, glancing about for beaver, otter, osprey and moose, and perhaps even the recently-reintroduced gray wolf, all enjoying protection of the National Park. Then meander along the Buffalo River, through aspen forests to open meadows, where brilliant wildflowers and awesome views abound.