Does the idea of lounging around, having drinks delivered to you, and an agenda filled with absolutely nothing get you -- anxious? Then you're reading the right blog. For some people, relaxation reads like a James Bond screenplay. Spend all day loading up on endorphins. Take deep gulping breaths of fresh air. Sink into a hot tub at the end of the day with the satisfying feeling of sore muscles. Sound like your idea of the perfect summer getaway? It's never too early to start researching the perfect summer getaway. We've made it easier to start your research by giving you some excellent ideas. Ready to get active? Turn off the iPhone
and let's go!
Hiking and Biking and Bears (Oh, My!)
The bears (or lions) -- if there are any -- are off in the distance. So there's no need to worry. Enjoy world-class mountain biking and hiking along scenic trails. Most adventures offer something for any skill level. Add canyoneering, horseback riding, and for the ultra-adventurous, rock climbing. Get your heart pumping and the memories building at resorts similar to Utah's Red Mountain
. How about hiking across the Serengeti tracking wildlife? Bike through remote villages then tent it up in an authentic safari camp. Trips like this Tanzania Ultimate Adventure & Safari
are the epic vacation you've been waiting for. For the extreme backpacker who wants to stay on the trail for multiple nights, check out the "10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks
" from National Geographic.
Some Like It Hot
Experiencing the outdoors beneath the golden glow of a desert sun makes your temperature rise. Don't worry, though. You won't be allowed to overheat. Mountain biking, sea kayaking, kite surfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Did we mention that you're in Dubai
? That's right. it' not all about over-the-top skyscapes and shopping malls. Many warmer weather resorts offer activities, while still allowing time to cool off. Yoga, meditation, art classes combined with a day filled with horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, or mountain biking, then finished off with healthy meals. Did we mention wine bars and soaking pools? There are plenty of popular desert oasis adventures
waiting to heat up your summer.
Surf and Turf Anyone?
If wet and wild is more your style you'll fall in love with this concept. Especially because the turf involves a yoga mat. One of the hottest trends in wellness tourism is surf and yoga vacations. You can find them all over the world. Some cater to the lovely ladies only
, while others are perfect for couples or families looking to expand their water sports skills
Who's Ready for a Summer Getaway?
Are you planning a vacation in 2018? After reading about all the cool places to go and get your fitness on, you can't help but be inspired. What was the best vacation you've ever taken? Make us jealous by sharing your trip in the comments section. Know of a secret hidden treasure you'd like to tell us about? Shh. Please share. We won't tell anyone. Already visited one of the places above? Tell us about your experience. Which of these vacations sounds like a blast to you? Let us know your thoughts below. Then, happy travels!