For most, the New Year signifies a time to make resolutions; to commit to changing a habit for the better.
I don’t know about you, but I always prefer to bring in the new year asking myself, “Where to next?” — not, “How many pounds should I try (and fail) to lose?” This year, though, why not resolve to take it a step further and do something truly epic? Go some where (or way) unique?
If you’re ready to step out of the ordinary and take a truly epic trip, below are 7 unique travel ideas to get you started. Be warned, though, these trips are best approached with a light packing list, an open mind, and a lot of common sense.
1. Asia: Zip through India in the Rickshaw Run
- Where: India
- When: For 3 weeks in either January, April, or August (currently, only August is available for 2017)
- What: A 2-week race through India in a rickshaw
- How much: $685 entry fee (which includes the rickshaw) per person + travel expenses during your stay
The Rickshaw Run is not your average travel adventure. Participants can sign up to drive a rickshaw (or tuk-tuk as they’re sometimes called) with two companions for roughly two weeks in India.
Although the winners are rewarded with a trip through environmental charity, Cool Earth, the vibes are pretty casual. Party at the start, party at the end, and (most likely) parties, mishaps, and plenty of cow road blocks in between. Further, participants are asked to raise money on behalf of the charity.
The hosts of the race, The Adventurists, also put together several other events such as the Ngalawa Cup (a yacht race near Zanzibar) and the Mongol Rally (driving through the Eurasian Steppe). Click to continue…