They’ll test your stamina and mental endurance. From trudging through golden deserts and scaling dazzling peaks to exploring the vast abandonment and attaining nirvana, these are some journeys that every traveler must undertake – at least once, if not more. The expeditions are arduous, but the rewards are well worth it.
Most bucket lists – apart from wishing for true love and other variables – always contain a few exotic travels. Not just gilt-edged luxury jaunts and VIP cruises, but feet-numbing, mind-boggling journeys that pit you against nature. These are the journeys that you will recall with pride in your sunset years; the kind of journeys that will turn you from corporate yuppie or housewife into a swashbuckling hero and campfire superstar. However, don’t write that resignation letter or book the next available ticket and dash off recklessly just yet. All these expeditions require steely strength, meticulous preparation and financial grounding.
1. Grand Heights – GR 20 TREK, CORSICA
With more than 20 summits rising over 6,600 ft, Corsica, France’s Isle of Beauty is very glamorous like its sybaritic locals. However, the Corsica GR 20 Trek, or GR for ‘grande randonnee’, which means great trek, is anything but glamorous; it has a fearsome reputation of being Europe’s finest mountain trek, a rite of Continue reading “Extreme Adventure” »