Adventure keeps our blood pumping, it gives us a spark of danger and thrill, it makes life worth living. Whether that means going on vacation across the country or going to your backyard and discovering a new way to excite our sensations, we all need to feed our adventurous side whenever we get a chance. We’re tired of walking through herds of people and waiting in long lines at theme parks. It’s time for the real adventure to start. Here are the 4 best vacation spots for all our adventurers out there!
Hiking up the Appalachian Trail
Stretching from Georgia to Maine, this trail is a must see for any adventurer who is up for the challenge. Breathtaking views surrounding each curve, it is a hiker’s paradise. This super trail sits at 6,643 feet above sea level, so if you’re afraid of heights, this one might not be for you. Dedication and patience persists for “thru-hikers,” but many fall out along the way due to lack of resources and equipment brought. If you do wish to attempt to cover a big chunk of the trail or achieve the trail in its entirety from one end to the other and then back again, also known as “yo-yo,” make sure you are fully prepared.
Which cooler to pack: Running out of cold water is a big issue on the trail. Make sure you have insulated cooler bags like the Voyager Series coolers to keep your drinks cold and prevent spoiling of food. This scenic route will have you hiking up and down constantly, stressing the importance to stay hydrated. Don’t skip corners on this one, you will want to be fully prepared in order to experience this beauty in its fullest state.
White Water Rafting in the Colorado River
Fast pace, quick thinking, and a little risk is what makes white water rafting such an adrenaline rush. Engaging in this exciting stunt not only provides a cool way to spend a hot day but gives you some of the most beautiful views down the river. Not to mention, you get to see the Grand Canyon along the way! Memories from this adventure are sure to stick around for a very long time, even if you are a beginner. As long as you are familiar with white water rafting and are okay with a little hard work, you’ll have a blast! The wild roar of the river takes you flowing through the Grand Canyon and down to the Gulf of California in Mexico. Rafting through the Colorado river can take anywhere from 1-5 days which is why it is recommended to start planning your trip at least one year in advance. Private trips can take up to 25 days.
Which cooler to pack: With water and particles constantly splashing across your boat, you will want to make sure to bring a marine cooler like the Marine Boatbag Series that resists water and dirt and has a durable cooler life throughout this dangerous adventure. Each trip is different, so pack accordingly!
Fishing in the Florida Keys
Who said you can’t slow down and still have an adventure? Fishing is a challenge on its own and can be pretty rewarding when you catch a big or rare fish. Fishing takes some skills and a good eye for the perfect waters. Good thing fishermen around the US already have the perfect spot picked out for you- the Florida Keys. Touching both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, there is a wide variety of fish waiting to hook onto your line. Massive redfish, kingfish, and even Wahoo creep around these waters. With so many launch points and reefs around the keys, you’ll have an abundance of fish flopping around your boat in no time!
Which cooler to pack: Wretched mildew and dirt like to take a toll on your boat, that is why we recommend a marine cooler or boat cooler like the Marine Boatbag Series to bring on your trip. This specific cooler was created to resist mildew and UV rays in order to keep its color, reduce fading, and prevent stains or scuffing on the inside of your boat when it gets tossed around by the wind or a fighter fish.
Mountain Climbing in Yosemite California
Yosemite has an amazingly vast atmosphere which can be daunting for first time or even experienced climbers. Beginners are urged to take classes so they are fully prepared to climb the colossal mountains. Bold participants (like yourself) may already be experienced and hop on the chance to climb these massive walls. The national park brings in 4 million guests each year to embrace its exuberating beauty across 1100 square miles. For that adventurer in you, the fun doesn’t stop after your mountain climb. There are tons of other activities to try in the park. If you love water rafting but haven’t made your way to the Colorado River yet, you can try it out here first. Beginner adventurers can also start their journey here by checking out less intense activities such as visiting the Yosemite Falls for its breathtaking view. Once they get a little taste of the thrill, it’s time to hike the Half Dome!
Which cooler to pack: Yosemite National Park offers so many different activities that any portable cooler bag will do the trick. If you’re more into hiking, the Outdoorsman Series by Norchill Coolers can provide a durable resource to withstand anything nature throws at you. For a family-filled adventure, the Voyager bag will be lightweight and leakproof to keep your family’s lunch cold so the only thing you have to worry about is enjoying the view from your picnic spot on top of the mountain.
These vacation destinations might hit that adventure sweet spot, but they also take a lot of preparing and tools to make it worthwhile. You can’t carry too much with you when you are hiking or rock climbing, does that mean you should starve or make the trip even worse with a hot drink on a hot day? Quality trips require quality equipment, like the Norchill Coolers that keep drinks cool for your entire adventure and a bag that stays cold to the touch.
Make sure to research each adventure spot well in advance before planning your trip and if you do happen check out any of these spots, let us know how your adventure unfolded!