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Adventurous Vacations

April 12, 2015
Taking a vacation this year? Why not take one filled with adventure.  The latest trends in holiday getaways these days are adventure vacations. This is because the very activity offers a whole lot of options that are way beyond the usual vacation. Because of its popularity in being a memorable experience, more and more people get into it to make their vacation worthwhile. This type of vacation has evolved in so many ways to cater to the needs of many people regardless of their age or gender. Many people are looking to have fun-filled and unforgettable vacation experiences.

Weigh your choices to suit your budget. For an ‘all-girls group’, the perfect adventure vacation would be the 'girlfriend getaways' which usually takes place in exotic islands and beaches. The Seven Mile Beach of Negril is the longest stretch of white sand in Jamaica.  Located near Negril on the western tip of Jamaica, this beach is truly an awesome sight to behold.  Here, you can find your favorite stretch of the beach and coconut palm tree and just relax near the ocean.  You can also stay at the Caves, which is located very close to the beach.

Studies have shown that there are more women who prefer to go on a vacation if given free time. Surveys also show that compared to men, there are more women who prefer adventure vacation especially those that fall under the age range of 34 to 60 years old. Majority of them prefer beach hopping, water activities such as surfing and kayaking, night parties and other land activities such as mountain climbing, trekking, and biking.

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For those who enjoy a good adrenalin rush while vacationing, the action-packed travels are perfect for them. This type of adventure vacation usually includes a list of extreme activities that can truly awake the adventurous side of any person. Action-packed adventure vacations covers land, sea and air, to include activities ranging from water such as skiing, land such as mountaineering, and air such skydiving.

There is also ‘volunteer vacation’ for those who prefer to make their vacation worthwhile by being of service to others. This type of vacation usually takes place in destinations where there is a great need for help. Today, vacation that is combined with volunteerism remains as one of the most preferred types of getaways because some people feel that by doing this, they are giving back to the society for all the blessings that they have received over the years. This type of vacation is similar to ‘charity vacation’ which is usually organized by organizations that sponsors various sporting activities such as walkathons, biking, and others that can help raise fund for a specific charity institution.

People who are into exploration prefer ‘expeditionary vacation’. For them, these types of vacation are truly an adventure because they get to experience first-hand the things that tantalize their interest. Most of the people who indulge in this type of vacation are those into the fields of research. Majority of them belong or are affiliated to volunteer organizations worldwide that have strong support in different fields of science. This type of adventure vacation may include activities that are related with the field of research such as marine explorations, forest restoration, and other fields of research that involve the environment.

Another type of adventure vacation that is popular today is the 'family adventure vacation' which is prepared to cater to the needs of the family members regardless of their ages. Many of these family adventure vacations are multi-generational to ensure that all of the members have specific activities that they can enjoy. The range of activities start from theme parks, rides, educational tours, food trips, night partying, and other activities that members of the family can definitely enjoy. Whichever package you choose a vacation should be filled with fun and adventure. 

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