Panama City Beach, Floridacourtesy Visit Panama City Beach
Home to 27 miles of white, sandy beaches and emerald-green waters is an accessible escape for adrenaline-seekers of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for exploration and discovery in or out of the water, this heavenly vacation spot has it all—which is why it’s one of the top travel destinations in the U.S. Become scuba-certified and explore the hidden treasures deep below the ocean’s surface—sunken ships, limestone reefs, marine life, and more. Experience the “roller coaster of the future, the Max Flight Simulator at Cobra Adventure Park, as well as other rides, such as the Indy Speedway and Slingshot, which goes up to 100 miles per hour. Hiking and bicycle trails are also plentiful with stunning views that will truly relax you and give you that breath of fresh air you’ve been craving.
Tambopata Region, PeruCourtesy Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience in South America’s Amazon rainforest, visit the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, an eco-luxury lodge in front of the Madre de Dios River. The property offers a varied selection of à-la-carte excursions for adventure enthusiasts, including kayaking on the Madre de Dios, hikes throughout the rainforest during which guests can expect to see exotic animals such as anacondas, tarantulas and jaguars, tour along the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system suspended 98 feet above the ground (not for those afraid of heights), and more! The most adventurous of visitors can even stay in the Inkaterra Canopy Tree House, which is built on a private platform adjoining the famous Inkaterra Canopy Walkway (73 feet above the lush floor below). Bonus: Peru is one of the top foodie destinations in the world.
Queenstown, New ZealandCourtesy Tourism New Zealand
The Queenstown region of New Zealand has always been a magnet for adventurers and entrepreneurs. World-first innovations such as commercial jet boating and bungee jumping have forged Queenstown’s reputation as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World.’ On the long list of activities you can prepare to experience on a trip to the shores of the South Island include jet boating, bungee jumping, tandem paragliding (an activity pioneered in Queenstown), river rafting, parasailing, canyoning kite skiing, and so much more. To feel fully centered amidst it all, with beautiful scenery to boot, settle down at Matakauri Lodge, one of the premier resorts in the city situated in a picturesque alpine lakefront setting.