Since I live in the United States, my first overseas travel – to the totally exotic and beautiful part of the world known as Indonesia – was quite an adventure for me. Traveling alone, going through Customs and Immigration of a foreign country halfway around the world from “home”, was an adventure in itself. Adventure travel beckons the curious, the thrill-seeker, the boundary-pusher. And as more and more travelers approach their vacations with active and open minds, hotel and tour operators have either shifted or expanded what they offer to better cater to this breed of adventurer. From finding the best off-road travel insurance vehicle routes in South Africa to seeing snow leopards in Ladakh, India, to simply finding a resort that has plenty to keep the kids busy, T+L has plenty of intel to interest both beginners and seasoned explorers who are planning their ideal travel pursuit. When traveling in South Dakota you will find wide open spaces. Adventure can still be found when traveling through the badlands and you will come out safe and sound unlike the old days. There are many beautiful rock formations both above and underground. You can stand on the ground of Custer’s last stand and have an understanding of the history of our country.

In recent years, India has caught the attention of global trotters as a hot-shot tourist destination. There are number of choices available for tourists who want to opt for India tours. For wildlife enthusiasts, there are an array of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in India offering opportunities for rendezvous with the wild. The diverse landscapes and mesmerizing terrains of the Great Himalayas offers some of the most arduous yet adventurous trekking trails. In the South, the sun-drenched beaches of Goa and palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala are the most loved tourist destinations. It was a rough ride that I was glad I did not sit in front of the car. It was a serpentine road that I felt I was in a roller coaster inside the van. Though it was a rough travel, I did enjoy seeing the beauty of the countryside filled with coconuts, bananas, mango trees and some beautiful flowers along the road like bougainvilleas and wild orchids.

But it was another of those enchanting Southeast Asian resorts that captured the coveted No. 1 spot this year. Read on to learn more about Capella Ubud and all the other top hotels in the world. It makes sense that the majority of those heading to Israel come during the Summer vacation months, or to celebrate religious holidays. However, traveling to Jerusalem at these seasonal times brings two distinct concerns: 1. Hotels and airfare costs, and 2. The hot summer weather. Since the Maldives is a great beach destination, people often ignore the South Asian influencers. Here, the culture is a Melting Pot of African, Indonesian, and Middle Eastern, Malaysian, Sri Lankan influences. Oh my. What a great honor and adventure. I’m going to be peeking over your shoulder as you make your trip. Have a great time.