By Diana Gerstacker
TheActiveTimes.com

You're sitting in front of the TV one night, absent-mindedly flipping through the channels. Between the news broadcasts and reality TV shows you see people, not unlike you, doing some incredible things.

On one channel explorers are making their way across a gigantic glacier, on another surfers are gracefully riding waves and on a third channel a couple is enjoying wine in infamous Napa Valley, while the sun sets behind them. You see this and maybe you wish you could take adventures like that; well, you can.

If you're ready to set off on your next big adventure, but you're not sure where to go (or, better yet, what to do), we've compiled a list of incredible things you can do in some of the most interesting places in the world. From Alaska to Kenya, here are 10 remarkable destinations and the top thing you should do while visiting each one.

Incredible Places You Need To Visit

Hiking Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
 

Hiking Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

Set in America's wildest state, the largest Alaskan glacier accessible by car is just a quick two-hour drive from Anchorage and it's open year-round. The 26-mile-long Matanuska Glacier is set amid the towering Chugach Mountains and the sight alone is wildly impressive.

Hiking Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
 

Hiking Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

For those craving a little more than dramatic views, adventure seekers can actually hike on the glacier; but for accessing the most incredible ridgelines, you should hire one of the many local guides and get outfitted with the right gear.

Sahara Desert On Camelback
 

Sahara Desert On Camelback

The seemingly unending mounds of sand that splay out in every direction make up a large part of the Sahara Desert and draw travelers by way of natural beauty and an real challenge. Commonly recognized as the largest desert in the world, the harsh climate, disorienting scenery and sheer size meant many people lost their lives trying to navigate through in the past.

Sahara Desert On Camelback
 

Sahara Desert On Camelback

Today, trekking on camelback is still a challenge, but it is the most authentic way to experience this unique wilderness, Morocco is a popular entry point with tour operators that offer multi-day trips.

Partying In Mykonos, Greece
 

Partying In Mykonos, Greece

Undoubtedly one of the top party destinations in the world, Mykonos comes alive in the summer. The world-renowned party island celebrates around the clock, with celebrations on the beach starting well before sundown, in-town revelries lasting into the morning hours and after parties lively until the morning light in clubs by the beach.

Partying In Mykonos, Greece
 

Partying In Mykonos, Greece

Although the marathon drinking and dancing is world-renowned, it's far from the only draw -- those looking to relax, explore and sail the coast can all find their place.

Sipping Wine In Napa Valley
 

Sipping Wine In Napa Valley

Best known for its world-famous wine and stunning scenery, Napa Valley is a place you need to visit at least once.

Sipping Wine In Napa Valley
 

Sipping Wine In Napa Valley

After your initial trip dining in Michelin-starred restaurants, biking picturesque paths, picnicking amid wildflowers and tasting some of the best wine in the world, your subsequent return to Napa will be practically guaranteed.

Eating With Giraffes At Giraffe Manor, Kenya
 

Eating With Giraffes At Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Animal lovers won't be able to resist this hotel and wildlife sanctuary where local giraffes actually pop their heads in to visit. Set in Kenya, just outside of Nairobi, Giraffe Manor is home to eight endangered Rothschild giraffes.

Eating With Giraffes At Giraffe Manor, Kenya
 

Eating With Giraffes At Giraffe Manor, Kenya

When they’re not roaming the 140-acre property, they're poking their heads into the house, searching for treats.

Hiking Zion Narrows, Utah
 

Hiking Zion Narrows, Utah

Set in the infamous Zion National Park, "the Narrows" refers to both the epic hike and the canyon itself. The most popular route in the park and one of the best canyon hikes in the world, the Narrows will have you trekking through the cool water of the Virgin River, alongside soft red sandstone, towering 1,000 feet high on both sides.

Hiking Zion Narrows, Utah
 

Hiking Zion Narrows, Utah

This hike is so incredible that it was named in National Geographic’s list of America’s Best Adventures. Before you set out, be aware of the warnings and conditions (flash flooding is a real thing) and be sure to cool off in the swimming holes along the way.

Sleeping Underwater At Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
 

Sleeping Underwater At Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

Many travelers look for a novel hotel that’s close to the ocean and it doesn’t get much more unique than the Poseidon Undersea Resort, which sits on the floor of a lagoon, 40 feet underwater.

Sleeping Underwater At Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
 

Sleeping Underwater At Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

The resort isn't taking reservations just yet, but Poseidon has been almost 15 years in the making. No word on when exactly the resort will host its first group, but, according to the website, submarines will be available for further exploration.

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