Explore the wild and untouched beauty of Zimbabwe, go rafting on the Andes or explore the Thai forest on elephant back. We were invited to visit friends in Maine and take a tour of the Camden Harbor on his lobster boat. We had three weeks and a camper but not a lot of money. We discovered the “RVer’s Friend”, planned our route and left on one of the hottest days of the year. While that in it tells of a sense of real outback adventures it is his remarkable tale of self-preservation seven years later that sent the people wild. In 1977 when Ansell was 22 he was trapped in the remote Northern Territory region around Fitzmaurice River. He was traveling in a dinghy down the river with his two faithful cattle dogs, his rifle and bush knife. A crocodile, overturning his boat and throwing them into the water, attacked his boat. The three of them swam ashore and survived but were now trapped in the wilderness.

All guest suites at this tropical Mexican getaway on the Riviera Maya are on the water, either overlooking the beach or facing a tranquil lagoon. The 17,000-square-foot Sense Spa offers locally inspired treatments, including sessions with a shaman; numerous on-property bars and restaurants do contemporary Mexican cuisine, street-food classics, tropical drinks, and mezcal tastings. In the middle of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards, La Residence is a 16-room hotel in South Africa’s top gastronomic region. Fittingly, travel insurance food and drink are a big focus here, and the property’s own kitchen garden is full of produce like figs, artichokes, and herbs. This vacation destination is essentially a ski resort of the Pyrenees and one of the most well-known resorts in Spain. Baqueira-Beret is located in Catalonia and offers around 160 kilometers of slopes and five kilometers of ski routes for everyone to enjoy. It has long and wide ski runs, some through trees. Baqueira-Beret possesses around 20 chair lifts, one gondola lift, and seven ski lifts.