How odd that the world should be called ‘earth,’ when really it should be called ‘ocean.’ Who said that? Whoever it was, they were right. Take a look at a globe, and you’ll see that the vast majority – some 70% – of the planet is water. So while everyone’s swanning around cities and climbing mountains, there’s a whole other world out there, just waiting to be explored. But what can you do on the seven seas? We take a look at some of the fun activities available below, which may just inspire you to take a trip to the ocean next time you’re planning a travel adventure….
Under the Sea
It was in The Little Mermaid that we learned that it’s better “down where it’s wetter,” and there’s definitely some truth there. If you can swim like a fish, then you’ll find plenty of beautiful spots that’ll feed the imagination and show you a side of the world that you’ve never seen before. If you’re interested in scuba diving, take a look at Thailand: it has some of the best diving spots in the world, and it’s hyper affordable too. There’s a knack to you, so you’ll want to take lessons, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll have a hobby that’ll take around the world.
To really appreciate just how vast, beautiful, and full of life the ocean is, you need to spend some time on it. Pack some quality marine binoculars, join a boat excursion, and you’ll have hours of fun trying to spot marine life. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a fully-fledged boating holiday, take a look at a cruise, which combines the ocean with trips to cities. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll love the magic that accompanies being out in the middle of the sea, and especially at night, when you’ll have millions of stars overhead as company.
Silently sailing through the waterways of the world are fun, but if you’re more of an adrenaline junky type of person, then you want something a bit fast paced and thrilling. And on that front, the ocean always provides! If you’ve spent some kayaking down rivers, take a look at sea kayaking. It’s the same principle, but a bit more adventurous. You can also look at surfing, or windsurfing, or, what the heck, even just hitting high speeds on a jet ski or banana boat.
Exploring the Coast
You don’t have to on top of the ocean or run the risk of getting wet to appreciate its beauty. You can enjoy it from terra firma, too. The world is filled with dramatic, beautiful, diverse coastlines that’ll inspire and give you all the wonder of the ocean’s sublime power all at the same time. You can head to Australia’s Gold Coast, or to the bays of Southeast Asia or Brazil, or spend an entire trip exploring the rugged, wild coastlines of Britain. The opportunities are as big as the earth!