Ultimate adventure travel bucket list
Getting to the chinstrap penguin colony along the Antarctic Peninsula isn’t for the fainthearted. But the risks are worth it. Gliding through the waters of Orne Harbor, you may encounter whales and seals. And greeting you onshore? Hundreds of penguins tending their young.
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Of course, not every escapade requires traveling to the ends of the earth or pushing your body’s limits—easy hikes and relaxing fly-fishing also make up some of the world’s greatest adventures. Read on for more life-changing adventures and our tips on how to tackle them.
Hiking Hawaii's Na Pali Coast
(Photo: Jan-Kristian Markiewicz)
Hike the green folded cliffs and secret beaches of the 11-mile Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai.
Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland
(Photo: Arctic-Images / Alamy)
The northern lights are brightest on the Álftanes Peninsula, just outside Reykjavík, during the winter solstice. Marvel at the celestial display, then head back to town for local lamb at Dill restaurant.
Cruising to See Penguins in Antarctica
(Photo: Courtesy of Quark Expeditions)
Visit penguin rookeries on Quark Expeditions’ 20-day voyage (from $9,495).