The 10-Day Adventure Project

Yes, A Dangerous Business is a travel blog. I write about adventures and destinations all around the world in the hopes that I can inspire you to travel to some of them yourself. I like to encourage people to explore the world – but I don't believe that you have to quit your job and become a full-time nomad in order to do it.

In fact, that's an unrealistic goal for the vast majority of people.

So, instead of selling you on a dream that isn't really feasible, the goal of this site has always been to show you how you can fit more travel and adventure into the lifestyle that you already have.

RELATED: You Don't Have to Ditch the 9 to 5 in Order to Travel

Keeping in line with the mission of this site, I've decided to launch the 10-Day Adventure Project.

This “project” will focus on bucket-list-style adventures you can have in two weeks or less. Many people (and Americans especially) only have two weeks (10 days) of paid vacation days per year, so this project will focus on epic adventures you can have within that time frame.

Check out my favorite 2-weeks-or-less holidays below!

SELF-GUIDED TRIP ITINERARIES

South Africa sunrise
Highway 163 in the American Southwest
Reykjavik, Iceland
How to See the Best of South Africa in 12 Days

This itinerary highlights the very best of South Africa, from its wildlife in Kruger National Park to its vibrant cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg.

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

Want to see all the top sights in Utah and Arizona? This 10-day road trip itinerary visits the Mighty 5 National Parks in Utah, along with amazing natural sights like Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon.

A 10-Day Itinerary for Iceland in Winter (Without Renting a Car)

Want to head to Iceland in winter, but don't feel comfortable driving around in the snow? Then this itinerary is for you! It's chock full of adventures and epic scenery, but doesn't require you to drive anywhere.

Northern Norway road trip
A Travel Itinerary for 10 Days in Norway

This itinerary focuses on southern and central Norway, with stops in Oslo, Trondheim, Alesund, Geiranger, and more.

Road Tripping Around Norway's OTHER Northern Islands

This weeklong road trip itinerary focuses on some of Norway's lesser-visited northern islands, including Senja and the Vesterålen Islands.

GUIDED TOURS

Red Square in Moscow, Russia at night
Highland cow at Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris
Red Carpet Tours
Exploring Russia with Viking River Cruises: The Highlights

Curious about visiting Russia? This 13-day cruise hits on all the highlights, including major cities, smaller villages, plus plenty of history and opulent churches.

Hopping Around the Hebrides with Haggis Adventures

Scotland's Hebridean Islands are magical – maybe even more magical than the Highlands! And this tour with fun-loving Haggis Adventures is a great way to get a budget-friendly taste of both.

Exploring Middle Earth with Red Carpet Tours

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan who dreams of exploring New Zealand? Then this LOTR-focused tour is made especially for you.

Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland
Ecuador on a Shoestring with Intrepid Travel
Christmas market in Speyer, Germany
Discovering Ireland with Shamrocker Adventures

Want to see the highlights of Ireland and Northern Ireland in just a few days? This tour with Shamrocker Adventures is perfect – and pretty easy on the budget.

Exploring Ecuador on a Shoestring with Intrepid Travel

This budget-friendly tour is a great introduction to South America. Highlights include overnighting in the Amazon and adventuring in Baños.

Christmas Markets with Viking River Cruises: What's It Really Like?

Find out what it's like to go on a Rhine river cruise during the Christmas market season. (Hint: it's awesome!)

Portree, Isle of Skye
Vietnam market
Angkor Wat at sunrise
The Scottish Highlands with Highland Explorer Tours

While I've loved the tours I've done with Haggis Adventures in Scotland, this one with Highland Explorer Tours is slightly more luxurious, yet still hits all the highlights.

Traveling in Vietnam with Intrepid Travel

This is one of my favorite guided tours I've ever done! It features all the highlights of Vietnam, fro Ha Long Bay to Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City.

Traveling in Cambodia with Intrepid Travel

Want to visit Cambodia but don't want to go solo? Booking a tour like this one is a great happy medium, ensuring you'll see all the best spots with the least amount of stress.

Mayan ruins in Belize
What's it Like to Travel With Haggis Adventures?

Here's a look at Haggis' Highland Fling tour. It's geared toward backpackers/budget travelers, but is SO FUN and really does pack in the best of Scotland in 5 days.

Highlights of Belize and Guatemala with Intrepid Travel

Looking for a fun, laid-back introduction to Central America that includes the best of the jungle AND the sea? Then this 8-day trip with Intrepid Travel is one worth checking out.

Exploring Eastern Europe with Intrepid Travel

My obsession with Eastern Europe started all the way back in college, and this 17-day tour (while slightly longer than two weeks) hit every single place I dreamed of visiting, from Budapest to Transylvania to Istanbul.

Rocky Mountaineer train in Canada
Overlanding in Southern Africa FAQ
Buabout
Everything You Need to Know About Riding the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Canada

Looking for a luxury train journey that traverses through some of the most stunning scenery in the world? Then you'll want to check out the Rocky Mountaineer.

Overlanding in Southern Africa: Everything You Need to Know

To be fair, this trip was a little longer than two weeks (it was 19 days), but I really do think that overlanding is THE way to experience Africa!

What's It Like to Travel Around Europe with Busabout?

Busabout is one of the most fun (and most affordable) ways to travel around Europe without planes or trains. I did a monthlong trip with them in 2013, but you could definitely plan something just as epic in two weeks or less.

LONG WEEKEND GETAWAYS

A Couples' Long Weekend Getaway to Orlando
Chicago weekend getaway
Yemaya Island Hideaway on Little Corn Island
A Couples' Long Weekend Getaway to Orlando

Who says adults can't have fun in Orlando? See what fun you can get up to at both Disney and Universal Orlando over a long weekend with your significant other.

A Couples' Long Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities to spend a long weekend in in the U.S.

Sisters Getaway: Discovering Little Corn Island in Style

Looking for a great girlfriend getaway? Or perhaps somewhere off-the-beaten-path for a romantic retreat? Yemaya Island Hideaway on Little Corn Island in Nicaragua is perfect for both!

WWII Memorial in Washington, DC
Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa
Edinburgh Castle
How to Spend 72 Hours in Washington, DC

Here are all the highlights you can pack into three days in America's capital city.

72 Hours in Cape Town, South Africa

Three days isn't really long enough to truly explore Cape Town, but here are all the highlights you can see in 72 hours, from Table Mountain to Boulders Beach.

72 Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland's capital isn't huge, but there's still plenty to do here to fill up three days.

Niagara Falls illuminated
A Romantic Weekend Getaway to Niagara Falls

Visiting both sides of Niagara Falls makes for the perfect romantic weekend getaway.

Which destination(s) would you like to see me explore and highlight next?

The 10-Day Adventure Project is really all about YOU and how I can help inspire you to fit more travel into your normal life, so let me know what you'd like to see!

 

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