When many people go on vacation, they go about their day checking out sites to see, the food to eat and trying to pick up a souvenir or two to bring home. The time is filled with lots of pictures, laughter, and memories.

There are many others, however, that pursue adventure and activity overseeing the sites. There is nothing wrong with either, it all just depends on what exactly you’re looking to do! You could have the perfect idea or you could be looking to do something incredibly different this year. It’s getting easier and easier each year to book and plan all of your travel ideas.

Not sure where your adventurous spirit is calling you now? Have a look below at some ideas to stir your wanderlust!

Race Your Own Iditarod

I’m sure you’ve heard of the story of how the Iditarod started, with Balto leading a pack of dogs to Nome to deliver medicine to the sick children in the town. Each year, dog-sledders come from all over to participate in the Iditarod, a race which mimics the route set all those years ago.

While you may not be a participant, you can try your hand on a dog-sled! You’ll learn there’s more to making these dogs go than just saying “mush”. Travelers are routinely heading to Alaska to check out different schools and see what they can do guiding dogs.

Ski Down the Mountain Slopes

Whether you’re a professional skier or a novice, you can certainly find the course for you. There is no shortage of mountains around the world to blaze down on. If you’re looking to head over to Europe, countries like Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy all have fantastic ski resorts that cater to both beginners and experts alike.

If you’re looking to stay in the U.S., you can always head to Colorado, Wyoming, or California. You’ll be whipping up the powder in no time. All resorts offer some courses for beginners and have other great ways that you can unwind and relax during your stay.

Release the Inner Angler

When you think of fishing, you might be thinking of two people, sitting in a small, wooden boat in the middle of a calm pond. Both have rods in their hands and there is only silence between them until one feels a tug and sees their bobby fall beneath the surface.

The truth is, there are lots of adventurous ways to head out and go fishing. You can go deep sea fishing for a few days, head down to the Amazon or cruise the high seas. You’re guaranteed to catch more than just local bass on your trip. Even if you’re a beginner, your time will be filled with anxious moments and fun times as you try and reel in your catch. The best part is, you can have it for dinner later!

Head Out for a Safari

While your local zoo may feel like the closest you can get to wildlife that’s not birds, cats and dogs, you can get even closer to the animals by taking a safari. There is no shortage of places to book a safari and come face to face with some never before seen animals.

Many people head to Kenya and Tanzania to see the sights and animals. This is also a great family activity if you are looking at going with children as there is much less “risk” involved. That’s not to say an elephant or lion may get close to your car! You can also head to the Land Down Under for an Australia safari or hop over to New Zealand. You’re bound to have an unforgettable experience.

Strap On Your Hiking Boots

While you may not be up for skiing down slopes, what about making your way up them? There are plenty of hiking and camping trips scattered all across the world. Many people choose to hike their way across a portion of the .

Others head out west to Yosemite or Zion National Park to explore. Australia, New Zealand and Chili are also renowned for their hiking options. Whatever your taste is, there is surely a hike out there for you.