If you’ve caught the travelling bug, you may be wondering how to elevate your experience to the next level. You may have travelled to your bucket list countries, explored far-flung corners of the globe, sailed the high seas, and sunbathed on unspoiled beaches. However, there are many more experiences to enjoy while travelling, including the four below.
The world is home to exotic, diverse wildlife, and embarking on a safari is an incredible way to experience some of the most majestic, awe-inspiring wildlife the planet offers in their natural habitat. You may have seen an elephant in a zoo, but it’s a magical experience to witness them in their home, going about their everyday lives. A Serengeti safari, in particular, offers travellers a chance to watch the Great Wildebeest Migration, along with seeing lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyena in their habitats.
There is so much of the ocean that humans haven’t explored yet, but with scuba diving in specific locations, you can experience the underwater world for yourself. The Great Barrier Reef is one such location and is a hotspot for diving from across the globe. It covers such a vast area that it’s visible from space. The marine life you can witness here can make you feel like you’re on another planet entirely, plus the silence and solitude you feel diving underwater is addictive to those who live chaotic lives.
The world is full of adventures, and some of the most fun, most exhilarating can be enjoyed on two feet. If you wish to push your fitness levels, hiking is one way to do so. For those who opt for this, an experience you cannot miss is hiking some of the world’s wonders, such as Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest and Machu Picchu. Beginners, however, should start with smaller peaks to conquer, which could include the Lake District, located in the north-west of England. Here, you will find Scarfell Pike, the highest mountain in England, which is an ideal starter mountain for those hoping to scale Kilimanjaro and Everest in the future.
Sleeping Under the Stars
Many experiences you must have while travelling may focus on the ground below us, but for this amazing experience, you need to turn your attention to the sky above. Nothing will take your breath away quite like watching the stars; it makes you truly realise how small the earth is, and helps you to understand our place in the galaxy. That’s why sleeping under the stars is such an extraordinary experience. To truly take advantage of this, you might need to travel to an area which isn’t full of electric lights. The electric lights, such as streetlights and city lights, often dull the stars above us. So, if you’ve lived all your life in a metropolitan city, you may not have witnessed the stars in all their glory. You may not need to travel far to experience sleeping under the stars, but it is recommended you ensure you have the right equipment with you, including a waterproof tent, a torch, and you’ve alerted someone to where you will be (especially important if you’re going alone).