Every outdoors person has that bucket list of great, wished-for adventures, whether it’s written out and posted as daily inspiration or just floating around somewhere in the gray matter. Backpacking into a mythic wilderness, trekking to an archaeological treasure, clapping eyes on a landscape of legendary beauty: Adventure travel can take a little more planning and preparation than your average camping trip, but the rewards tend to be vivid memories worthy of a lifetime—and a whole passel of stories to share around your next campfire.
Here you’ll find some bucket-list-worthy trips Earth Gear’s gathered practical—and inspirational—info about: rafting the Grand Canyon, hiking up to Everest Base Camp, experiencing the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Bora Bora and Cabo San Lucas, to following the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and more. Use our articles as a framework for your adventure-travel dreams, and as orientation guides for taking the first nitty-gritty steps to making those dreams come true.
Here’s to dreaming big—and seeing some of the world’s most remarkable sights firsthand!
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