If you’re like me, you like to shake up your vacation from time-to-time. This is why I love adventure travel vacations. Not only can you do cool things, like cave tubing. But you can get out of your comfort zone and face your fears. Read on to learn about the top adventure travel experiences. And remember, what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.

Airboat and Alligator Adventure in Florida

Traveling to Florida? Hold on to your seat as you zip across St. John’s River on an once-in-a-lifetime airboat experience. Keep your hands out of the water because you’ll encounter wildlife such as snakes and alligators. Be on the lookout for ospreys and turtles too.

Jump-Off a Cliff in Jamaica

Hopefully, you don’t have a fear of heights because jumping off a cliff in the Caribbean is the ultimate adventure travel experience. If you’re in Jamaica, a guide can lead you to Negril (a couple of hours from Ocho Rios) where you’ll find one of the best places for cliff jumping. After you’ve jumped, go to Rick’s Café and reward yourself with a drink and some jerk chicken.

Take a Ghostly Walking Tour in Alaska

Head to Skagway in the Alaska Panhandle and go back in time with a marvelous madam from the infamous Red Onion Saloon (built in 1897 – a fine bordello). She’ll guide you through streets and alleys and then to the Red Onion Saloon’s restored Brothel Museum.

Who’s Ready for Adventure Travel?

Adventure travel vacations are the best! Why? Because they get your heart pounding and give you the opportunity to do things that you may not do in your everyday life. For example, when I sailed with Norwegian Cruise Line, I had many adventures, from ziplining over alligators and crocodiles (talk about sharp teeth) to walking the plank on my ship high above the water (I didn’t look down). Whatever thrill you’re seeking, adventure travel will satisfy your need!