Up in the air (kinda)! Vacation ideas that aren’t on land

When you think of your vacations, do you think of an adventure where your feet hardly touch the ground? If so, there are plenty of opportunities for you to avoid dry land and get yourself a beautiful view of the world from a different perspective. So let’s have a look and some of the greatest ways to see the world from another angle.

Hot air balloon riding in Arizona

A wonderfully relaxed way to see the world, there are plenty of opportunities to see various areas from the sky, and there are many hot air balloon Phoenix-based companies who offer a standard balloon package where you can view the wonderful sights of the capital of Arizona. You could also get up before dawn, get up in the air, and see the sun rise from a great height. What better way is there to see the wonders of the world with a touch of class? There are lots of balloon packages that offer you complimentary champagne, and you can set down for dinner or breakfast while taking in some wonderful views.

Kayaking in Iceland

If you want to work up a sweat while navigating the waters, you could go kayaking where you can spot some amazing sights of birds, seals, as well as the ecology of the Icelandic areas such as the Hornstrandir nature reserves. It also gives you the option to camp under clear Icelandic skies and soothe your muscles in evening saunas before paddling 20km the next day! As a way to exercise and view the natural beauty of the fjords, kayaking in Iceland is the way to do it.

Cruising in Alaska

As a place of cultural diversity, Alaska is probably the top of the pile as a magical attraction for tourists who want their vacations with a little more adventure. The scenic coastlines that pepper Alaska makes it a big draw for cruise ships. If you want to enjoy the history of Alaska while also enjoying the scenery and wildlife, heading on a cruise is the most relaxed way to do it. You can see huge mountains, icy glaciers, beautiful and tranquil waters as well as the rainforests. You could also spot the wildlife such as eagles, moose, seabirds, bears, and, of course, whales on your travels.

Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

One of the biggest attractions to adventurers in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. The world’s largest reef system comprises of over 2900 individual reef, making it rife for exploration. And with over 30 different species of dolphins, porpoises, and whales, it means there are plenty of photo opportunities for your adventures. And with many fantastic places to stay near the Great Barrier Reef such as the remote Island of Haggerstone, it means that you can spend a lot more time in the sea than on land.

The world is full of adventures, and most of them are on land. Whether by sea or by the sky, you need to see this planet for the beauty it contains so treat yourself and explore a different view.

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