Are you looking for an inspired, unusual travel destination that is off the beaten path? Yearning for more adventure in your next getaway? Get set to travel outside the box with these fun ideas for a vacation you’ll never forget!
If you’re craving something simple yet memorable, and long for a travel destination that forces you to unplug from the matrix and leave modern life behind for a while, you can’t get much more basic than a yurt. If you’re wondering, a yurt is a small cylindrical tent made of woven lattice wood, and is gaining popularity right here in the United States as part of the tiny-house movement. You can rent yurts pretty much anywhere you’d care to go, including Yosemite National Park. However, if you want the authentic yurt experience, consider an exotic Mongolian adventure. Here, yurts are called “gers,” and are used as primary dwellings for nomads to this day. Explore Mongolia’s many wonders including the bustling capital of Ulaanbaatar, then come back to your yurt for the minimalist surroundings you need to calm your mind.
For yoga enthusiasts, or for those who simply crave a little peace from their hectic life, an affordable yoga retreat may be a welcome alternative to standard travel destinations. Find yourself in Bali, Bhutan, Iceland, Peru or a number of other intriguing, adventure-rich spots, where you can practice yoga and meditation while still finding time to see the local sights and take in the unspoiled beauty of your natural surroundings. Best of all, a yoga retreat doesn’t have to cost a fortune- finding an affordable yoga retreat is easy if you know where to look. For a travel adventure you’ll remember forever, get ready to say “OM.”
Rock the Kasbah
If you wish to experience an epic journey through the desert with as much authenticity as possible, perhaps you’d enjoy a Saharan camel trek for your next vacation. You’ll arrive in Marrakesh, then tour the Sahara on camelback with authentic Berber guides who will lead you through the desert to various points of interest in Morocco, including Casablanca, the imperial cities of Fes and Rabat, and the glorious dunes and kasbahs of Dades. You will be able to recall the majestic sights and wondrous experiences of this once-in-a-lifetime journey for years to come.
Traveling is meant to open you up to new experiences and possibilities. Don’t get stuck in a travel rut- look for amazing and fun alternatives to typical travel destinations so you can be rewarded with an experience you will remember for the rest of your life!