On a recent one-day Iceland stopover, I rented a car and toured the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of two solo trips to Iceland in less than a month, I had created an itinerary of all the sights I wanted to see. The recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano, in the Geldingadalur Valley, was one of the main sights I wanted to see. What I didn’t expect was for it to become the highlight of my Reykjanes Peninsula tour and my favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover.
With its long coastlines, warm ocean waters, volcanic landscapes, waterfalls, hot springs and cenotes, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for year-round adventures as well as relaxation, water sports and wellness experiences. An industry leader in sustainable tourism, Costa Rica’s expansive protected areas are especially suited for nature lovers looking for sustainable travel experiences. Below are five experiences you can have in Costa Rica.
12 incredible destinations around the world where you can have a unique and thrilling experience on a hot air balloon ride
Be sure to add the Kimberley in Western Australia to your bucket list if you’re planning an Australian adventure. This diverse region, abundant in wildlife, vast canyons, freshwater swimming holes and outback stations, is easily accessed from Broome via a direct flight from Perth throughout the year, as well as Sydney and Melbourne in high season.
In this article, I highlight two ideal regions in New Zealand where you can go on a variety of immersive excursions that, I believe, will provide you with a good experience and understanding of the landscapes, wilderness and culture that New Zealand is known for, as well as provide an awesome adventure. On North Island, you’ll experience Māori culture as well as volcanic landscapes, and on South Island, you’ll experience rugged wilderness and spectacular fiords.
Where In the World?Do you know where in the world you'll find this volcanic moonscape? The centre of the island is dominated by the third largest volcano in the world at 3,718 metres high. You can drive close to its summit and then hike the moon-like landscape or take...