Go on a 365-Day Vacation Around the World for $75,000
Intrepid Travel has introduced what could be the most interesting year of your life, if you've got the money to spend.
Taking a year off to travel the world isn't as tough as it sounds—if you've got $75,000 burning a hole in your pocket and 365 work-free days to spare. Intrepid Travel, a trip-planning service focused on adventure travel, is offering a year-long tour through 34 countries, starting with Bangkok and ending in Buenos Aires. They've got a number of long-haul trips featured on the website, but the second-longest vacation is a 207-day trek from Anchorage to Ushuaia.
The year-long trip kicks off on February 3rd, 2016 and returns on February 2nd, 2017. Here's where you'll land in between: Argentina, Antarctica, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Given Intrepid's focus on adventure, you can bet that your lodging situation will more often than not fall far from your typical hotel stay. Travelers willing to shell out the dough will camp in Antarctica and experience the hospitality of Nepal's remote villages, among many other once-in-a-lifetime overnight experiences. Aside from giving you an interesting place to lie your head at night, travelers will also get more than 200 breakfasts (!) and partake in more than 150 activities, ranging from visiting Indonesian tea plantations and exploring Africa's Serengeti to learning the Tango in Argentina and shopping the spice markets in Marrakech. For the full itinerary, head over to Intrepid Travel's website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.