Though travel of any kind is awesome, some trips are just better than others.
If a week-long cruise in a riverboat down theAmazon sounds a lot more appealing than spending the holidays at your grandmother’s house, we’ve got a few adventures that are worth saving up your pennies.
1. Rio de Janeiro for Carnival
Rio erupts in a week-long street party known as carnival once a year every February, and if you’ve never been, it’s something you should absolutely consider! This next February carnival takes place on February 28, so you’ve got plenty of time to save up money and find a place to stay. Carnival is absolutely one of the most amazing parties on the planet, and the atmosphere is unlike anything else.
2. The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru
Sure, you can take the bus to Machu Picchu and save yourself some sore muscles, but hiking the 4-day trek to these ancient ruins is almost more special than the site itself. Once you arrive, Peru (and most of South America) is very affordable, so the hardest part is saving up until you arrive!
Paris is a grand adventure in and of itself. Once you arrive, spend the day walking around the famous city, visiting the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel tower. You can enjoy it on the cheap by visiting local cheese, bread and meat shops to create the perfect baguette.
Tip: Paying to take the elevator up to the top of the Eiffel Tower IS absolutely worth it! If you’re looking for ways to save up, Halifax bank can help.
4. Skydiving in New Zealand
New Zealand has become synonymous with adventure sports, and skydiving is on the top of that list in this beautiful country! Try your luck at beautiful Taupo, or up north in the Bay of Plenty, for out-of-this-world views and a great rush!
5. Swimming with Pink Dolphins in the Amazon River
It’s always a thrill to see dolphins, but when they’re pink, it’s even more amazing! Take a three or four-day riverboat cruise from Manaus, Brazil, up the Amazon to see the meeting of the waters (where the tan Amazon river meets the black Rio Negro), swim with pink river dolphins, fish for pirana, and sleep in hammocks. It’s an adventure unlike any other!