Every man seeks adventure. It is innate in them. That’s how their DNA is wired. They’re thrill-seekers and daredevils by nature. Wild at heart is what they are.
However, as the years went by, men have somehow been content with living a comfortable life indoors, spending time in front of their computer monitors, visiting a skin or hair care shop online, and making a living at home.
While there’s nothing wrong with that setup, we believe that most men who are like that are missing out on a lot in life. So before you get too old for an adventure, here are some places and activities to add to your bucket list before you hit the big 5-0.
6 Epic Trips Every Man Should Take Before They Turn 50
1. Grand Canyon White Water Rafting
White water rafting down the Colorado River in the midst of millennia-old cliff and rock formations can make you feel like a giant of a man yet leave you humbled by the experience. A lot of people say that you leave the place an entirely different man after the experience.
2. Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
If you’re into diving and under-the-sea exploring, then a scuba diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef should definitely be on your bucket list. However, don’t wait too long to get to this because with all the pollution and climate change happening, the famous reef is, unfortunately, slowly dying. So take advantage of it while it still offers the best diving experience in the world.
3. Explore Iceland
If you have a social media account, you’d have probably noticed that Iceland has become some sort of tourist hotspot. With its numerous waterfalls, hot springs, beaches, and lush landscape all within a few hours from Reykjavik, it’s easy to get lost in its beauty, making it one of the most memorable trips you’ll ever have in life.
4. Go camping in Antarctica
You may think what’s so special about Antarctica? There’s nothing to see there but miles and miles of nothing.
That’s where you’re wrong. Kind of.
Reaching Antarctica is no easy feat especially since you can only get access to it from November to March. Once you get there, the experience of camping on the continent itself and slipping in a snow coffin you dug for yourself is an experience that’s quite like no other. The extreme weather condition is enough to challenge any man’s bravado.
5. Make like an Inca in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is well known to be one of the world’s most mysterious and incredible ancient sites. You have the option of joining a group for a day tour of the place or taking it the traditional way — a five-day trek on Salkantay Trail through the Peruvian Andes. So get your hiking gear ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
6. Take an African Safari trip
An African Safari is a trip that’s worth all the money you will be spending. Finding yourself amid African wildlife and seeing them up close is such an indescribable and exhilarating feeling that there’s no other feeling in the world that can compare to it. If you’ve ever spent some time during your childhood pretending to be a hunter on a safari, this trip is for you. While hunting is legal in many African countries, we highly recommend not making it a part of your trip to help preserve the wildlife for the following generations to still enjoy
Sounds exciting, right? What are you waiting for? Pick one or two or all of these things and work them into your schedule, so you don’t look back a few years from now and regret not getting any of them done.