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We love a relaxing tropical vacation as much as the next person -- lounging by the sea, sipping on cocktails and eating delicious meals on the beach at night -- but sometimes travel calls for an adventure, making memories through the activities you do more so than basking in the "me time."
If you're the kind of traveler who wants to go-go-go while you're wandering the world, Anita Covic, Destination Specialist, North America, at TripTogether.com has compiled a list of the top 10 extreme sports and activity-driven destinations across the world. Trip Together offers a network to connect with travel buddies or locals to make travel more enjoyable. They've previously showed us some of the most incredible, unique hotels to add to your bucket list, and now they're helping to satiate our adventurous spirit.
Click through below to see the 10 spots you can't miss if you want to take a trip to remember.
Best active lifestyle travel destinations -- TripTogether
Attention adventurers: These are the best places to go for the active traveler
"When it’s a taste of old-world culture and never ending descents coupled with glacier-clad peaks, Zermatt is dominated by the spiking pyramid of the mighty Matterhorn, one of the most distinctive mountains on Earth."
"Besides being one of the most popular hiking sights in the world, there are 26 miles of gorgeous ruins, jungle and beautiful mountain scenery. With the final destination of Machu Picchu, this is a 'must' for hiking enthusiasts."
"Europe is known for bicycle-friendly cities and although it’s hard to play favorites, Northern Italy’s breath-taking scenery and a side of gelato or espresso make the Dolomites tops for biking with 2,000+ meter peaks to offer."
"For marathon runners, TripTogether.com knows that the Patagonia International Marathon in Chile at the Torres del Paine National Park does not disappoint. Torres del Paine National Park is encompassed by massive glaciers, lakes and grand pillars of granite mountains that rise 2,500 meters above the race route."
"Don’t rule out the U.S. when it comes to rock climbing. Utah is truly a cornucopia of adventure and beauty. From striking sandstone dessert to world class splitter crack climbing, there’s a plethora to be discovered, or, rather climbed."
"Divers from around the world flock to Hawaii’s coasts for some of the best scuba diving views in the world and TripTogether.com members are certainly part of that group. The gorgeous atmosphere and warm waters create memories to last a lifetime."
"While some think of yoga and India is the international location that often comes to mind, Limon is growing as a top stop for yoga enthusiasts. Surrounded by warm water and lush rain forest, Limon is a yoga junkies dream with hot yoga studios and organic juice shops at every corner."