Heading to North America this summer? Lucky you! We’re sure you’ve got loads planned already but if you’re struggling for adventure inspiration have a little read of our 5 favourite Adventure Map™ bucket list ideas below…
Experience Zero Gravity – Cape Canaveral, Florida USA
Ever wanted to experience weightlessness? And we aren’t talking about when you’re trying to squeeze into your jeans after the Christmas break. We’re talking about real, Matthew McConaughey, inception type weightlessness. Step right up our first Adventure Map bucket list idea, the Zero Gravity Experience in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Experience true weightlessness, by floating, flipping and soaring in a specially modified Boeing 727.
Pink Sand – Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda
Sunshine? Check. Palm Trees? Check. Turquoise sea? Check. Nearly 8 miles of deserted pink sandy beach? When can we go?! Thanks to the crushed coral in the sand, Barbuda’s centrepiece beach looks like something out of a fairytale. Stroll the beach for miles without bumping into another soul and if you get a little bored, we’ve heard the snorkelling is great too. If for no other reason, do it for your Instagram.
Eat Escamoles – Mexico City, Mexico
You can’t call yourself a foodie if you haven’t eaten Escamoles in Mexico City. Fact. Escamoles, or insect caviar, is a dish native to Central Mexico that was once considered a delicacy by the Aztecs. Ooo-errrrr. These light-colored eggs are harvested from maguey plants and don’t come cheap so you best start pinching those pennies if you’re heading to Meh-i-co this summer.
Paddle with Orcas – Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, Canada
Considered to be one of the best places in the world to see Killer Whales, it would be rude to go to Canada and not visit Johnstone Strait. Take one of the four day sea kayaking tours and witness Orca in their natural habitat. The base camp is located in the heart of Johnstone Strait, off Vancouver Island, British Columbia so if Killer Whales aren’t your thing, the views alone are still definitely worth the visit.
Stargazing – Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, USA
Nearly 100,000 people stop at Natural Bridges National Monument in southeast Utah each year but only a fraction of those visitors see its most spectacular offering, the Night Sky. Natural Bridges is one of the darkest national parks in the country so it’s no wonder stargazing there is one of our favourite adventures in North America. This canyon country park offers camping, scenic overlooks & hiking trails, plus 3 sandstone bridges. Go on, you know you want to.