The 2018 Adventure Bucket List
In the rollout of 2018, it’s a great idea to get your bearing on everything you intend to do and achieve this year. But more importantly, you should make time to live, go on adventures and see the rest of the world. If you’re set on traveling this year, here are some of the best places our travel experts are dying to go to.
Float Idaho’s Selway River: If you’re one for adventure and thrill, then the 47-mile journey from Paradise to Selway Falls is the perfect expedition for you, having to run Class IV rapids in some of the most beautiful wilderness that mother nature has to offer.
Stay in a PurePod in New Zealand: Imagine camping, but with hot showers and a flush toilet. That’s what you have in store for you in the off the grid woodlands of the Kiwi kingdom. Out of 5, you can select the Kahutara property that overlooks the Kalutara river and the Seaward Kaikoura mountain range for those interested in hiking.
Find A Private Baja: If you’re a surfer or a lover of the ocean, experience true freedom by heading to the south of Mexico’s Pacific peninsula where you can book your very own Baja.
Hike California’s Lost Coast Trail: Encounter bears, elephant seals and spectacular creek crossings on your hike on the famous 25-mile route from south to north starting from the remote section of wild shoreline 160 miles north of San Francisco.
Fish the Everglades: The Everglades is an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site. A place to go if you’re a real angler.
See Gorillas in Uganda: With approximately 880 mountain gorillas left in the world, an expedition to Uganda sounds like a must do for 2018. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in southwestern Uganda, hosts 36 different gorilla groups.
Eat at the Lost Kitchen: This renovated 19th-century gristmill located in the ton of Freedom in Maine is awesome. With its local flavors, DIY pride and the attention to detail put into cuisines considering weather, season and availability.
Raft Alaska’s Kongakut River: Visit the Kongakut to enjoy Class I-III rapids and fish for arctic char, scope out tundra swan and watch grizzly bears and wolves in their natural habitat of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Lounge on Lake Powell: Go to Powell while it’s still there and have an adventure filled with swimming in deep flooded slot canyons and sipping a beer while you enjoy the view of your surrounding opiates of ancient rock.
Revere the Redwoods: Go and see with your own eyes the 300-foot tall tree with a 100-foot circumference and two-foot-thick bark wrapped around a heart that is at least a thousand years older than Jesus Christ.
Surf Barbados: Enjoy surfing the warm turquoise waters of Barbados and the Sea Side Bar in Bathsheba.
Follow the Tour de France: Be a part of the fantastic scenery and massive crowd associated with this event and hopefully witness a classic moment like when Lance Armstrong won his first yellow jersey in 1999.
Get Lost in the Wild: The point of Black Tomato’s Get Lost trips is just that; to get lost in an expedition where the destination is a complete surprise. All you need to do is have an open mind and show up.
Fishing in Seychelles: The fishing experience doesn’t get much better than being in the clear waters of Seychelles while huge trevally, milkfish or sailfish chases down your fly.
Mountain Bike Through Southern Chile: Everyone should see the land of pampas and peaks before they die, and what better way to explore it than by mountain bike. You can bike and explore the bamboo forests, the lava fields and the legendary Torress del Paine massif which is a spectacular sight at sunset.
Before you dive into your many possible trip options, make sure to do more research about the area by using google maps, contact the country to find out about visa regulations so you can prepare early enough for the trip of a lifetime