Planning the Ideal Break on Dry Land

When people think of cruises, they think of tropical destinations and warm weather. Though this certainly accounts for many cruises, it is definitely not all of them. Just as you can cruise through the Mediterranean, so too can you enjoy the artic or even traverse along Antarctica. The weather might be colder, but the views will be just as stunning up north as they are along the equator. Not only that, but the type of traveler on these cruises changes as well. From those on holiday to those on an adventure, your northward adventures can take you to some of the most remote places on earth.

They also offer you the opportunity to experience new and exciting adventures on dry land. It doesn’t matter whether you want to continue the journey after your cruise or have one before, you should take the opportunity to extend your trip onto dry land:

Experience the Wilderness

When you have the opportunity to explore the wilderness, you have to take advantage of it. Just because you are in a remote location, however, does not mean that you cannot enjoy it in style. Cabin rentals are the perfect way to enjoy your adventure before or after your cruise not just because they off your more choice, but because they allow you to live amongst and in harmony with nature. Cabins are not utilitarian, either – there are as many luxurious cabins as there are budget ones, meaning you can find the perfect place to set up camp while you enjoy hiking, swimming, biking, fishing, and all the enjoyment of the wilderness.

Being Prepared

Of course, when your goal is to adventure into the great outdoors, you will need to pack accordingly. Even though not every hike will require a tent and a camp set, they will require you to be prepared in other ways. You should never go out onto any hike without water and provisions, for instance, and many national parks might even require you to pay for a park pass as well as parking – money which goes into maintaining the trails and paying park rangers. Other ways you will want to prepare is to bring bug spray, comfortable (and broken into) shoes, and a camera.

Extreme Adventures You Should Try

What you can do will depend on where you stay and what part of the world you are in, but generally speaking there should be tour guides and adventure operators that can help you make the most of your trip on dry land. This could include white water rafting, skiing, mountaineering, horseback riding, and so much more. You need to get out there and see what is available.

Adventure should never be limited. If you love cruises but want to try something different, try a different region to enjoy. Combine that with an outdoor adventure to get you into the spirit of the wilderness and you will be certain to have an unforgettable time traveling through one of the more remote places on earth.

John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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