Are you a thrill-seeker? There are many ways you can incorporate some intensity into your travel plans. Here are some off-the-beaten-path destinations and intense adventure races that are guaranteed to test your survival skills.

1. Bob Cooper Outback Survival, Australia

Put your survival skills to the test by camping out in one of the world’s most inhospitable places: the Australian outback. Learn from the best with Australia’s famous survivalist, Bob Cooper, where he’ll not only teach you skills such as fire building, navigation, foraging and shelter building, but he’ll also teach you the psychology behind survival.  Bob Cooper Outback Survival, Australia

2. Kathmandu Coast to Coast, New Zealand

This 33-year old, 243-km multi-sport adventure race held annually on New Zealand’s South Island takes two full days to complete. Starting at Kumara Beach, you and a thousand others will run, bike and kayak across picturesque landscapes straight out of Middle Earth until you reach Brighton Beach.
Speights Coast to Coast