There are still plenty of great places for adventurous travelers to experience this feeling for themselves.
The Adriatic Coast, Croatia
This trip not only mixes great sailing and snorkeling opportunities, it also gives travelers the chance to hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, and kayaking too. You’ll also get the chance to tour the UNESCO heritage site of Dubrovnik, while enjoying local food.
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galápagos Islands, in Ecuador, offer wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth. But before you swim with the sea lions and marvel at dramatic evidence of the area’s volcanic provenance, you’ve got some planning to do. Our guide to the Galápagos Islands is your comprehensive starting point.
Most visitors to the Galapagos stay aboard a small cruise ship while visiting the islands, but to truly experience it the same way that Charles Darwin did back in 1835 you’ll want to explore aboard a sailboat instead.
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island is a destination that offers history, culture, adventure, and a chance to relax all in one amazing place. For centuries the island was a nexus of a trade and commerce for the Arab world and the remains of that heritage can still be found there today.
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind.
A visit to Zanzibar is a perfect extension after finishing up a Tanzanian safari or as a destination in its own right.