Top 5 Destinations for Action-Packed Vacations
by Roy Witman © 2008
The word “vacation” means different things to
different people. Some want to lounge on the beach
sipping a piña colada while others crave adventure.
Before booking your next vacation, you'll want to make
sure the destination offers what you're looking for.
Vacation spots such as Europe center around
history and culture more than activities. While
sightseeing and tours are plentiful, those with a need
for speed will likely long for something more. With
in mind, here are my recommendations for the top 5
#5 - Mexico
From Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico offers
a great variety of activities for thrill seekers. Hike
through dense rainforests or explore jungles, plunge
down a natural waterfall, race off on a Baja four-
wheeler adventure or Jeep safari, soar to new heights
while parasailing high above the ocean and much
#4 - The Bahamas
One of the most popular cruise destinations, the
Bahamas gives you plenty of opportunities for fun.
Swim with dolphins or dive deeper with a guided
scuba adventure. Participate in an actual race aboard
one of two America's Cup vessels as part of the
team or hop aboard a Thriller powerboat for a high-
speed tour you'll not soon forget.
#3 - Hawaii
Hawaii has some of the most beautiful natural
scenery in the world, but it is also filled with
for adventure seekers. Catch a wave off Oahu's
famous North Shore, which offers some of the best
surfing in the world. Hike through lava fields to the top
of active volcanoes for up-close views of fire pits, lava
tubes and an 11-mile crater rim. Dolphin encounters,
off-road adventures and more are also available.
#2 - Alaska
Just imagine yourself flying across an expanse of
solid white with a team of dogs under your control.
Dog sledding is just one of the many quests Alaska
delivers. Tour the Inside Passage for a salmon-
tour guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Hop a
high-speed catamaran and zip past blue icebergs, as
white thunder crashes all around you, or explore the
most remote areas of the Juneau Icefield by foot. The
frozen tundra awaits!
#1 - The Caribbean
Reportedly the number-one cruise vacation spot of
all time, the Caribbean is comprised of a string of
small islands dotted throughout the Atlantic Ocean.
There's little wonder why with all the thrilling
excursions you can participate in. Climb Jamaica's
Dunn's River Falls, go whitewater rafting or mountain
biking in Costa Rica's rainforests. Snorkel with
stingrays, ride horses on the beach- from helmet
diving to jungle-river tubing, you'd better take your
vitamins because the Caribbean will keep you on your
The world is filled with exceptional destinations for
thrill seekers, but these 5 top the list of satisfying the
action lover's thirst. Before booking a cruise to any
location, check the list of available excursions to
ensure you'll have numerous options to keep you
Read more about Caribbean Cruises.
Read more about Alaska Cruises.
Read more about Hawaii Cruises.