Beyond the Ordinary: Embark on Extraordinary Adventures Around the World

At Thomas Hogan Vacations, we believe people choose their destinations for many reasons. However, we believe the essence of travel lies in pushing boundaries, seeking the extraordinary, and embracing experiences that you wouldn’t usually have! We invite you to join us on a journey as we explore the unique adventure experiences around the world that redefine the meaning of wanderlust.

Dog Sledding in Lapland Finland

Lapland, located in the northernmost part of Finland, is a region of enchanting beauty known for its snowy landscapes, the dance of the northern lights, and a unique cultural heritage rooted in the Arctic environment. What is the best way to experience this world? On a dog sled!

Picture yourself bundled up in warm, traditional Sami clothing, standing at the helm of your very own dog sled team. The crisp Arctic air fills your lungs as you ride through snow-laden forests, frozen lakes, and beneath the northern sky! You can learn from expert guides about your new canine companions and the trails to showcase the region.

Hot Air Ballooning over Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is characterized by its lunar-like terrain and fairy chimneys, offering a backdrop that seems plucked straight from a fantasy novel! The best way to fully appreciate and see the stunning landscape is from a hot air balloon basket, where you’ll drift above the mesmerizing valleys and rocky outcrops that nature has sculpted over centuries.

While you can visit many times during the year, it is always best to visit Cappadocia during the Balloon Festival. Each year, the festival attracts visitors who will simultaneously see over 160 hot air balloons filling the skies. You can also enjoy many other events in the area, like shows, music, and food trucks, for the days surrounding the festival.

Sandboarding in the Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert is dubbed the driest desert on Earth, with a surreal expanse of vast dunes and otherworldly landscapes. The sun-baked terrain creates the perfect setting for an exhilarating sandboarding adventure!

Visitors to the Atacama Desert can experience the thrill of sandboarding in various ways. Many tour operators in the region offer sandboarding excursions, providing participants with the necessary equipment, including sandboards and safety gear. The boards used for sandboarding are similar to snowboards, but they are especially designed for gliding on sand.

Zip-lining Through the Rainforest Canopy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is renowned for its rich ecosystems and commitment to conservation; it offers numerous zip-lining opportunities across the country, allowing visitors to soar through the treetops and enjoy breathtaking views of the vibrant flora and fauna below!

The most famous destination is Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to extensive cloud forests and diverse wildlife. Zip-lining here often includes traversing cables that extend between towering trees, providing a perfect bird’s-eye view of the forest.

At Thomas Hogan Vacations, we understand that travel is not just about reaching a destination but about pushing boundaries and embracing unique experiences. Join us on this journey beyond the ordinary, where each adventure becomes a chapter in your travel story. Let’s redefine wanderlust together and uncover the extraordinary around the world. The world is waiting – are you ready for the extraordinary? Contact our team of travel experts today to get started. 


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Thomas Hogan Vacations is the premier travel agency in Myrtle Beach with over 35 years in business, specializing in personalized travel experiences. Thomas Hogan offers travel destinations which includes a Spain & Portugal escapade, a cruise to Alaska, a Northern European cruise, a trip to Rome & Greek Isles, a Panama Canal Cruise, a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and a tour of Northern Italy. Custom vacation packages include roundtrip airfare, lodging & accommodations, dining, transportation and more. Thomas Hogan offers vacation packages for couples, groups or individual travel. Thomas Hogan Vacations is affiliated with Travel Leaders which gives us the best global travel contacts. Thomas Hogan's corporate office is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.