2019 ADVENTURE BUCKETLIST: 14 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS FOR OUTDOOR TRAVELERS
The thing about having a love for traveling is that it’s an itch you can never quite scratch. The excitement of tackling your adventure bucketlist and the eager anticipation of it all makes waiting well, kind of fun. Wanderlust, the travel bug, call it what you want…here at Bearfoot Theory we’re always ready for the next outdoor travel adventure and love talking about it, too.
So, to kick off 2019 right, we surveyed our team of well-traveled and adventure-loving ladies to find out where we all want to go in 2019. The result is an epic list of both the best places to travel to in the USA and amazing travel destinations around the world that have us reaching for our passports.
Need some amazing travel destinations for the new year? Here’s our adventure buckletlist for 2019.
Kristen’s Adventure Bucketlist
Tour Du Mont Blanc, France-Switzerland-Italy
The most famous hiking trail in Europe crosses the border of three countries, takes you into seven valleys and gives you six miles of ascent over its 105 miles of hiking trails. Plus, an up close and personal view of the Mont Blanc Massif makes it one of the most amazing travel destinations in the world.
The Dolomites, Italy
This massive mountain range is located in Northeastern Italy and is designated as UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its 18 peaks and unique culture. There are 12 ski areas and alpine hiking trails that rival the size and grandiosity of Patagonia.
Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, Peru
Peru’s 81 mile-long circuit hike makes the most out of what little space it has. It’s got alpine hiking, hot springs, aquamarine lakes in the snowy Andes Mountain Range of South America. To solidify its reputation as an amazing travel destination, it’s also regarded as one of the top ten circuits in the world.
Skiing, hiking, glaciers, coastal fjords and mountains give an outdoor enthusiast plenty of ways to fill up an entire travel itinerary in this northern country. However, the Scandinavian country is also home to the cities of Oslo and Lillehammer that are worth visiting purely for the sake of being immersed in the unique Norwegian culture.
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Linda’s Adventure Bucketlist
Denali National Park, Alaska
Alaska is an amazing travel destination that offers the chance to see the Northern Lights up close and personal. At Denali National Park, you’ll find yourself just below the arctic circle which gives you a prime spot for this spectacular light show. Of course, there’s no shortage of hiking, biking and backpacking trails here and the wildlife sightings are bar none to anywhere else in the world. Thinking of heading to Alaska in 2019? Another great Alaskan National Park to check out is Lake Clark National Park. See a full recap of my 10 day Lake Clark National Park backpacking trip.
Glacier National Park, Montana
There is so much of the United States to explore, including the country’s vast network of National Parks — what better way to see everything than a scenic road trip? On Linda’s adventure bucketlist is a road trip from California to Glacier National Park in Montana. Drive through some of the most beautiful states in the country, including Nevada and Idaho or go opt for an equally stunning route through Oregon and Washington to get there.
Kim’s Adventure Bucketlist
Mexico City, Mexico
An amazing travel destination not just for the landscape but for the culture. Mexico City is home to incredible chefs, art, unique historical and modern-day sites. Also less than 50 miles away is a 15,-000 foot hike-able stratovolcano named Nevado de Toluca, where you are rewarded with views of some of the tallest peaks in Mexico.
Backpacking Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is high on Kim’s list. While this region consists of nine countries (Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar) there are so many adventures waiting to be had. Rent a motorbike, grab your camera and go!
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Kim, is also on a mission to visit all the National Parks in the US. Isle Royale National Park is a remote cluster of islands in Lake Superior near the Canadian border. The park doesn’t allow cars and is a home to unique dive sites, coastal hiking trails and wildlife including wolves and moose.
Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
Voyageurs National Park is located in the Boreal Forest of Minnesota east of Isle Royale National Park. It also sits right on the edge of Canadian-US border and is a watery playground of hiking trails, campsites and the world-famous Ellsworth Rock Gardens.
Katherine’s Adventure Bucketlist
La Paz, Baja California
If you have had a long-time goal to swim alongside whale sharks, the ocean’s largest and most gentle filter-feeding fish, head out to La Paz in Baja California. You can also enjoy 100 miles worth of paddling out on the open seas and of course, the tacos.
Banff National Park, Canada
Besides being an amazing adventure bucketlist destination in general, Banff National Park offers so many incredible opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. Whether it’s horseback riding or hiking through the Canadian Rockies, this stunning scenery will not disappoint. Paddle on Lake Louise, road trip around the area, and chow down their famous poutine to make this adventure complete.
The GR20 Trail
The GR20 also made our list of Best Hiking Trails in Europe and for a very good reason. This incredible trail travels the length of Corsica with stops at refugios along the way. Alpine hiking on a Mediterranean island would be a pretty amazing way to brush up on your french.