Vacation Like Your Inner Animal
Written on July 14, 2022
Have your wildest summer ever and vacation like your inner animal! Whether you feel like slowing down like a sloth and relaxing for days on end or eating your way through the traditional dishes of your destination like a hungry bear, our trip suggestions will help you explore your wild side and connect with your destination!
Are you feeling…
as brave as a lion?
If you’re prepared to step outside your comfort zone and take your vacation to soaring heights, put on a brave face and get ready for the heart-pounding rush of hiking Mount Huashan or climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Gingerly traverse the cliffside of China’s Mount Hua by walking narrow planks that, at their highest point, are approximately 7,000 feet above the ground. Known as the most dangerous hike in the world, the pathways that crisscross this sacred mountain in China have long captured the imagination of adventurous travelers. The views are stunning, but this hike is not for the faint of heart.
For a bit more stability but equally as breathtaking views, visitors to Sydney can book a bridge climb that showcases a 360 degree panorama of beautiful Australia. With four climb types to choose from during the daytime, sunset, or nighttime, thrill-seekers can pick the adventure that’s right for them.
as slow as a sloth?
When you’ve been as busy as a bee and need to slow your pace a bit, choose a destination that is perfect for melting away stress and encouraging relaxation.
A stay in Sedona, Arizona is as calming as it is picturesque. With a stunning backdrop of red rocks and blue sky, restorative activities like yoga and meditation are perfect for finding your Zen. Luxury spas, indulgent meals at world-class restaurants, and evenings of peaceful stargazing will encourage you to slow down and savor life’s quiet moments.
If you prefer to venture outside the US borders, visit Antigua’s unparalleled Hermitage Bay. Pamper yourself with a stay in a glorious luxury cottage with stunning Caribbean views, feast on lovingly prepared meals chock-full of organic ingredients, and leave your worries behind when you book an appointment in the resort’s lush garden spa.
as hungry as a bear?
If you’re ready for a feast, choosing a destination with incredible cuisine is tops on your mind. Italy, Spain, and France usually take the top spots on many lists for foodie destinations. Why not consider a country a bit further down on the list, like Thailand?
Thailand features cuisine heavily influenced by its surrounding countries: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. The balance of sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy will tickle your taste buds. Thai dishes are known for flavors like lemongrass, basil, chili, lime juice, coconut milk, and fermented fish sauce. Travelers can treat their palates to traditional dishes served by street vendors and lavish restaurants alike, while classes and food tours provide a greater understanding and appreciation of Thailand’s culinary history and cooking methods. Heading home armed with a perfect Tom Yum soup recipe will help you relive your special vacation from your kitchen.
If you’re ready to channel your inner animal, let’s discuss some wildly wonderful experiences and destinations together!