In last week’s #RGchat, we asked our Twitter followers to tell us what ‘wild’ meant to them. We didn't expect to get such a beautiful response.
After much discussion on Twitter and Facebook, we've shortlisted ten destinations that offer a taste of true wilderness or, perhaps, just the chance to go wild yourself. Read on for the final list, and a few of your best definitions. For more inspiration about where to go for high-octane experiences, discover the
A1. I think of "wild" as untamed, almost animalistic. Few rules. Little regard. Almost like a DIY destination. #RGchat— Tommy Burson (@tommyburson) April 12, 2016
Scotland has some famously wild and remote places. After a recent trip to update the
As @eatlivetraveldr tweeted: it doesn't have to be nature that makes a place wild. There might not be much wilderness visible on the surface of
When you think wildlife, you probably think of Africa. Whether it's South Africa's Kruger or Kenya's
After time spent
One of the hottest places in the world, the Danakil is a curious land where little thrives, apart from the Afar people who live there. Described by Rough Guides author Anton Jackson as "
If you needed convincing that the seemingly endless sands of the Sahara are worth exploring, look to Wilfred Thesiger, who in Arabian Sands, wrote: "No man can live this life and emerge unchanged".
"He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match."
Whether you're trekking into the desert on camels in
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Swathes of barren, orange sand characterise this Australian landscape. The "Outback" doesn't actually refer to a specific place, but instead any area that is sparsely populated in Australia. There are few
As the tourist board brochures claim:
Isolated, empty; immeasurable: all words we associate with
The Amazon is the epitome of wild. Thick forest, vast tracts of unexplored land, indigenous tribes who have had little or no contact with the modern world – it's an enormous and exciting environment. Whether you're trekking through the jungle or taking a cruise down the river, a trip in the Amazon rainforest is the ultimate wilderness adventure.