Active Travel

With active and adventure travel continuing an upward trend, international luxury travel network Virtuoso just released a survey ranking the top 10 adventure destinations in the world:

  1. Iceland
  2. Galapagos/Ecuador
  3. Costa Rica and Chile/Patagonia (tie)
  4. New Zealand
  5. Peru
  6. Cuba
  7. Antarctica
  8. Arctic
  9. South Africa
  10. Australia

How many can you tick off your list? Hiking, biking, kayaking, small-ship cruises, culinary tours, safaris, diving and photography are the top pursuits.

Interestingly, the survey also revealed that of the experience-driven respondents:

  • 41% are between 50 and 65
  • 24% are between 35 and 50
  • 21% are 65+
  • 14% is under 35 (!!!)

Respondents cited communing with nature, checking experiences off a bucket list, spending quality time on family trips, and wellness considerations as big reasons for this travel choice. Visit