Photograph by Markus Kirchgessner, laif/Redux
From the October 2015 issue of Traveler magazine
Reasons to Travel Now: 14-24
14. ZIP-LINING OVER JODHPUR:
Combine a thrill ride with Indian history via Flying Fox’s zip-line course above sites such as the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort.
15. WILL WORK FOR WINE:
We can’t think of a better locale to try our hand at WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) than on a vineyard in Australia’s Barossa Valley.
16. BEYOND THE BLUE LAGOON:
Hot springs and a cold river converge at Hveragerði, in southern Iceland, the perfect spot for a soak after a hike through ancient lava fields and around bubbling mud pots.
17. CLIMBING HUAYNA PICCHU:
That green Peruvian peak backdropping all those Machu Picchu photos allows only 400 hikers a day. Book early. The views are worth it.
18. ICE BIKING BUFFALO:
Pedal the Canalside ice rink on an ice bike with one wheel and one blade. It’s all part of a waterfront revitalization in this upstate New York city.
19. OMS AND SUDS:
During weekly Bend & Brew classes, Asheville’s Travelling Yogini leads sun salutation sessions at different breweries around the North Carolina mountain town, followed by beer tastings.
20. HIKE THE LYCIAN WAY:
Passing sleepy villages, beekeepers making honey, and ancient tombs carved in the rocks above, this ancient off-the-radar Turkish trail skirts the Mediterranean.
21. SURF PERU:
Catch the longest left-hand waves in the world from Peru’s northern coast, with its white-sand beaches and laid-back resorts. Find surf shops in Máncora and sleepy Punta Sal.
22. SKY BIKE BUILT FOR TWO:
At Mashpi Lodge, in Ecuador, ride a tandem “bike” suspended from a 656-foot-long cable above the Andean cloud forest.*
23. WATER THAT GLOWS:
In Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, nighttime kayak trips glide through glittering water at the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay.
24. SLEDDING FOR GROWN-UPS:
“Sledging” down Swiss slopes on steerable sleds with runners is the latest Alpine craze. Try it in the cul-de-sac village of Arosa.
*Mashpi Lodge is recognized as one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World.
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