Adventure vacations became increasingly popular in the aftermath of the covid pandemic, thanks to travel being once again untrammeled by caveats and restrictions. Americans who hadn’t been abroad in nearly two years were part of a fresh vacation boom – one which saw more people tasting the high life they deserved than ever before.
If it’s your turn to get a unique taste of luxury as part of an adventure vacation like no other, what should you be thinking about? And above all, where should you go?
Where to Go?
The first and most essential question is: where on earth do you go? There are thousands of incredible places you can visit, where you can enjoy the trappings of a life in luxury and experience things you’ve never experienced before.
That number only increases if you include the possibility of travel by private jet. Private airstrips enable you to access the most exclusive resorts in far-flung corners of the world, such as Bahamian island hotels and remote mountain enclaves. Private jet prices can differ from destination to destination – and must fit in your overall budget – but are worth paying for the experience of a lifetime.
In terms of potential destinations, these depend greatly on the kinds of adventures you would like to experience. We’ll investigate those possibilities in more detail later on, but in the meantime, there is a whole host of potential destinations to bear in mind. If you’re after an urban adventure like no other, the neo-futurist cities of Antwerp, Tokyo and Shanghai beckon; if you want a truly idyllic luxury getaway, tropical and Mediterranean islands have no equal.
Pick Your Season
Next up comes the question of when you would like to travel. Certain adventures naturally lend themselves to certain seasons; for example, the wintertime practically begs for a skiing getaway, while the summer months are unrivalled for enjoying the most of the Sicilian sands…
But with a little extra thought, you can make the season work for you too. If you want a place in the sun but don’t want to worry about blistering temperatures, why not set off a little earlier in the spring? The summer months might also bring costs down for non-summery adventure activities, on account of being less popular at that time of year.
Of course, the activities themselves are core to your luxury vacation experience – and will naturally inform everything else about your vacation plans. Between evenings spent luxuriating in penthouse suites or exclusive cabins, you’ll want to pack your days with fun things to do.
If you’re staying in the Caribbean, why not get stuck into snorkeling and jet-skiing? Mountainous escapes bring forth hiking, climbing and paragliding, while urban environments offer very different kinds of adventure, from culinary experiences to jaw-dropping cityscape views.