With freezing weather hustling everyone indoors, it is easy to forget about the passport and huddle up at home. But when seasonal doldrums creep in, the best cure might just be a dose of adventure travel.
While winter trips often conjure thoughts of snow-covered slopes and ski lifts, think outside the cold-weather-sports box this year and take advantage of what the season has to offer around the world. Take, for instance, a river safari on Tanzania’s untouched east coast, viewings of the Northern Lights in Iceland’s wilderness or private guided treks through Bhutan. (Don’t worry: We have snow pursuits—like heli-skiing in Canada’s Columbia Mountains—covered, too.)
Whether you crave warm locales or a chill, here is a short list of ten new trips that will wake you up for winter.