Destination: France
Who you should bring with you: Someone strong enough to catch you when the bungee cord snaps.
What to pack: A first aid kit.

When you think of France, images of baguettes, berets, and the Eiffel Tower spring to mind, but the French have a lot more going on than Givenchy graphic tees and wine. The adventurous traveler in you will fare well in Corsica, France, where you can find countless opportunities for the adrenaline rush you seek. The GR20 trail is one of the longest and toughest trails in Europe, so obviously it's one of the best. Take the 15 days to walk the trail from start to finish, or abandon that and get into some ice climbing or diving. This French island isn't a trip to Saint Tropez, which means Corsica is the perfect destination for you.