Some trips that you charter in your private plane are for business, while others are for well-deserved retreats. As you plan your yearly itinerary of adventures, consider destinations that go beyond the ordinary. Let yourself be spontaneous and open your eyes to the exceptional moments of a life-changing journey. All you need is a willingness to let go—and perhaps a camera.
The Ruins of Jordan
Jordan is a land that’s rich with history, religious sites and ample opportunities for renewal in its desert landscape. Thanks to the country’s small size, you can experience everything in a single trip. Soak in the therapeutic hot springs in the Hammamat Ma’In Valley, like King Herod used to do, and float in the healing minerals found in the Dead Sea. Ride on a camel like Lawrence of Arabia and visit the ruins at Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. See the Roman Oval Piazza in Jerash or the excavated remains in Bethabara, where historians believe John the Baptist conducted his ministry.
Cappadocia’s Natural Architecture
Cappadocia, located in central Turkey’s ancient region of Anatolia, is known for its cave cities in which ancient residents lived and “fairy chimneys,” anthill- and mushroom-shaped towers. Stay in a cave hotel filled with artifacts. Check out the Göreme Open Air Museum’s painted medieval cave churches. Tour the Kaymakli Underground City’s passageways and then get a bird’s-eye view of the region in a hot air balloon.
See New Masterpieces in Ravenna
Get away from the tourists of Uffizi, Rome and Florence and see some of Italy’s lesser-known masterpieces in Ravenna. Once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire, Ravenna is a city filled with some of the world’s most sublime mosaics. You can find this works in monuments such as the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Santa Eufemia church, Basilica of San Vitale and the Arian Baptistry.
Beach Hopping in Tasmania
Just south of the Australia is the nation of Tasmania with 31,000 miles of splendid coastline. Go to Wineglass Bay to spy wallabies and Tasmanian devils in their natural habitat. See the amazing tessellated pavement, a rare erosion-created feature in the sedimentary rock formations at Eaglehawk Neck. Take a bike tour at Coles Bay. Don’t forget, Tasmania is also wine country.
Hear the Roar of Victoria Falls
After spotting the “Big Five” during an African safari, make your way to the Zambezi River at the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe to see the magnificence that is Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. As you make your way to a viewpoint, you’ll hear why the residents call the falls Mosi-ao-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders). Victoria Falls has a 355-foot drop, is 5,604 feet wide and flows at an average rate of 38,430 cubic feet per second. To put it in perspective, it’s about twice the height of Niagara Fall’s Horseshoe Fall, and well over twice the width. To truly appreciate the scope of Victoria Falls and get the best view, rent a helicopter.
Trek through Mongolia
If you want to go on the ultimate hike in one of the most far-flung places that you’ll ever find, take a trip to the palearctic desert of Mongolia. Climb to the petroglyphs in the Gobi Desert, which borders Siberia. Meet Kazakh hunters who use trained golden eagles for their pursuits. Stay in a traditional ger (yurt) in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains or a nomadic village. See where humans first discovered dinosaur eggs and look for your own fossils.
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