Travelling can be a lot of fun, but if you do it the conventional way it can become quite repetitive and predictable. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with going to a beach vacation in the summer or doing a tour around Europe, both are very worthwhile ways of spending ones free time. However, if you’re a bit over this kind of travel, if all the European cities are starting to look the same to you and you’re sick of beach resorts and all inclusive hotels – here are some thrilling destinations for real adventurers and legend seekers.
The Legend of Camelot – Winchester Castle
If you’re not familiar with the legend of Camelot I suggest you start googling now. You’ve got a lot of catching up to do. The short version is Camelot is a mythical castle city located somewhere in Britain and it’s a place where King Arthur held court. If you want a longer and way more exciting story perhaps give the TV series Camelot a shot. And if you want to something close to that in real life – Winchester Castle in Hampshire, England is your best bet.
The Roof of Africa – Kilimanjaro
Have you watch Kilimanjaro: The Roof Of Africa? If not, I suggest you do it. Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and climbing it is no easy feat. The movie follows six climbers who chose to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and experience all five of its climates. And if you’re a true thrill seeker at heart, it’ll make you want to take on that challenge too.
The Archaeological City – Petra
Petra is an ancient historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The first mention of this city dates back to 9000 BC, and it still stands. There’s countless myths, stories and legends about this city and the treasures it hides. You probably saw and heard it mentioned in such classics as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Mummy Returns and many others. It’s a magnificent sight one just has to see at least once in their lifetime, you can not only see but feel the history of this place.
The Legend of Robin Hood – Sherwood Forest
Everyone has heard about the Legend of Robin Hood, it’s pretty much impossible not to know who he is and what he did. Even kids heard the story of a hero who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Well most of those stories take place in Sherwood Forest. And while actual Robin Hood might be a made up character, Sherwood Forest is a very real place and you can visit it if you’re even in England. They even have a week long Robin Hood festival each August where you can really dive headfirst into the medieval atmosphere and experience what life would be like during the Robin Hood era.
The New Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel located high in Peru high in the Andes Mountains. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world and for good reason. It’s been built sometime in the 15th century but how or why is unknown. These buildings are made up of huge stone blocks that are held together without cement or mortar. How did they get these huge stone blocks up a mountain in the 15th century? What was it built for? And by whom? All of these questions remain unanswered, but there’s definitely a bunch of legends that speculate about it. Either way it’s definitely a must see for every traveler.
Legends of the Sahara – The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx
There’s a lot of myths and legends surrounding the desert of Sahara and that’s exactly why you should go and visit it. Just the legend of Zenzura, the city white as a dove, that hid many treasures and was guarded by black giants to stop anyone coming in and out is exciting enough to have travelers exploring the desert to this day. But on a more realistic note – the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are just as exciting and worth a visit.