The pandemic this year has left us with a bit of cabin fever. Being stuck in our homes every day can be problematic for both our mental and physical health. Experts believe that one way to cure this is to go out for walks like we used to do before the pandemic started. Do you know what we think that will itch your need for adventure? A trip to the wilderness or the closest mountainside.
You might be asking yourself if you can travel during this pandemic. The answer to that is yes. Now that almost half of the population in the US has been inoculated, travel restrictions have been eased. Additionally, some places on this list can be found domestically, while some have the clearance to accept tourists from other countries. Here are some of the best places to visit when it comes to scratching the itch you have for adventure.
We’re starting this list somewhere close by. Alaska is one of the easiest places to travel to during this pandemic, and it can either be done by land or by plane. We suggest that you travel by land if you want to save on money.
There are many things that you can do in Alaska to scratch your itch for adventure. You can go on an Alaskan saltwater fishing trip if you’re an angler and looking for a serious challenge. Alaskan fishes are known to be one of the toughest catches worldwide. By going on a fishing trip, you can hit up the best spots for fishing. If you’re not into fishing, then you can always go camping in the Alaskan wilderness. Various parks are safe to camp in, and the beauty you can find there is to die for. So give Alaska a shot if you want to go somewhere close by for an adventure trip.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys trekking and hiking, then Spain is the best place for you. It has many good spots for people who want to take a good stroll on great mountainsides. Hiking trails such as Carmino de Santiago and Penalara are great places to visit. The elevation from these places will surprise you. Additionally, the climate is perfect, so you don’t have to worry about buying new gear or equipment. The best part of it all is that these places are practically untouched by civilization, which means that you don’t have to worry about the pandemic. Travel restrictions in Spain have also been lifted if you’re from the USA.
Mongolia, The Gobi Desert
Here is an extreme option for those who have a serious desire for adventure. The Gobi desert in Mongolia has been a prime spot for people looking for some adventure in their lives. There’s also practically no COVID-19 there, so you don’t have to worry about travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
When it comes to activities, there’s a lot to choose from. For example, you can climb the numerous dunes or drive an ATV in its vast expanse. You can also try Mongolian cuisine that is rich in history. Other adventures you can do involves riding a camel, a rare animal that can only be found in this part of the world. Just make sure you bring gear suitable for the desert and clothes that are great for warm weather.
The John Muir Trail, California
For the last place on this list, let’s go somewhere domestic. California isn’t known for its wilderness, but it has one of the world’s best nature trails. The John Muir Trail is known to many hikers worldwide, and it’s something that millions of people travel to every year.
The John Muir Trail is a 215-mile hike, so it’s mainly for experienced hikers and campers. But you can always end the trip early if you think you are not ready for it. Many sceneries make this long hike doing. Two of them are the Yosemite Valley and the Sequoia National Park. If you’re the kind of person, who goes into adventure a lot, you might have finished this trail yourself. If that’s the case, it doesn’t hurt to visit again this year to scratch your itch for Adventure.
These are some of the best places to visit if you want to stretch your legs and get a breath of fresh air out of your home. So give these places a try. Two of them aren’t too far away and won’t take a couple of days off from you. We assure you that it will be an adventure you won’t forget for years.
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meta desc: Staying at home for more than a year has left many with cabin fever. It’s time to stretch those legs in these wonderful places.