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The Northern Lights

 

The Aurora Borealis occur when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the earth’s atmosphere and they are spectacular to witness. The best places to see them are in the north west of Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and northern Norway. At times they can be seen further south.

 

The Northern Lights


 

Swim with dolphins


Discovery Cove in Florida and Dolphin Cay in the Bahamas are two of the most famous places that you can swim with dolphins. You can also swim with wild dolphins in places such as Perth in Australia.

 

Swimming with dolphins


 

Run a marathon


London, New York and Boston are the best known marathons. The Great Wall marathon in China is a unique alternative as is the Connemarathon in Ireland.

 

New York City Marathon


 

Safari


Africa is the place to go to get up close and personal with lions, elephants and rhinos in their natural habitat. Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park and Kruger National Park in South Africa are two of the best. Go to Uganda to see Gorillas. Botswana and Zimbabwe also have excellent safaris.

 

Bull elephant on African Safari


 

Elephant Trekking

 

Chiang Mai in Thailand as well as Aouth Africa and India are some of the best places to experience elephant riding.

 


 

Learn to surf


Surfing is great fun and very addictive. Margaret River in Western Australia, Waikiki in Hawaii or Lahinch and Bundoran in Ireland are great places to learn.

 

Surfing


 

Hot air ballooning


Adventure over the Serengeti in Tanzania, the mountains in Gstaad in Switzerland or sand dunes in Dubai on a hot air balloon. It’s a very peaceful way of seeing the world.

 

Hot Air Ballooning


 

Beer fest


The most famous beer festival in the world is Oktoberfest in Munich. Stuttgart’s Volkfest and Berlin’s festival are worthy rivals. Beer fests are great fun, there’s dancing on tables, beer tankards and funfairs.

 

Beer festival


 

Whale Watching


Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a dream for many. Alaska, Iceland, New Zealand and Canada all offer great opportunities to see them.

 

Whale Watching


 

Route 66


Route 66 originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica in California. Thre are still sections of it left over and people to this day take the trip across America.

 

Route 66


 

Swim with sharks


The Red Sea in Egypt is a fantastic place to swim among reef sharks and other species. The Galapagos Islands are to place to see the Hammerhead Shark, Beqa, Fiji for Bull Sharks or if you'd prefer something less scary, you could snorkel with nurse sharks in Belize. 

 

Swimming with sharks


 

Cage Diving

 

Off the coast of South Africa is one of the best places to see the magnificent Great White Shark in its natural habitat. South Australia is another great place to see the Great White as there is the highest concentration of these animals in the world here. However probably the best place to cage dive with Great Whites is Guadalupe, off the west coast of Mexico. The waters are clear and warm, although you will have to spend a few days aboard a boat as the location is quite remote.  


 


 

Shoot a gun


Shooting a gun can be an exhilarating or an unnerving experience, depending on the person. You can go to shooting ranges in the US, Dubai and Eastern Europe.

 

Firing range


 

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro


The Rio Carnival is the biggest in Brazil. 500,000 people visit it every year.

 

Carnival in Rio


 

Ride a jetski


Riding a jetski is much easier than it looks. Many many seaside destinations offer the opportunity to try it out. Try and do it on a calm day however, as it's a lt less fun when the seas are choppy. 


jet ski

 


 

Explore the Amazon

 

The Amazon is a rainforest, a river, mountains, lakes, tribes, dangerous animals and much more. Many people dream of rafting down the river and exploring this incredible part of the world. Make sure to book your trip with a reputable tour company. 



 

Visit Niagara Falls

 

The Niagara Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, and easily accessible from cities such as Toronto in Canada. You can get a helicopter over the falls, head up top to table Rock, or go behind them with the Journey Behind The Falls tour, which takes you behind the actual waterfalls where you can see the curtain of water coming down. All three would be recommended.

 

Niagara Falls


 

The Grand Canyon

 

The Grand Canyon is 446km long and 29km wide. You can trek down into the canyon, raft the Colorado River that cuts through it, or just take it all in from the viewing platform. 


 

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