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5 Exciting Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss in 2020

by Taylor Mason on Dec. 27, 2019, 2:51 p.m.
Blog Post 5 Exciting Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss in 2020

With a new year just around the corner, now’s the time tomake sure you start it off right. And what better way to do that than towelcome it with some excitement?

If you’re looking for new adventures for the new year, thesedestinations won’t disappoint.

1.    Denali National Park andPreserve, Alaska

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Way up north in Alaska, Denali National Park offersan experience like no other. You’ve got the usual activities such ascross-country skiing or camping but you can also try out the winter bikingtrails for a challenge.

However, the best way to explore the area is with the help ofsome sled dogs. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see the Northern Lightswith your new canine buddies!

2.   Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Jackson Hole’s got a little bit of everything. For the wintersports enthusiasts, head over to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or Snow King Mountain to getyour fix. If you want to step it up and add a little luxury to your trip, visitthe FourSeasons Resort and Residences. As one of the resorts we’reaffiliated with, we guarantee you’ll be in for a five-star experience.

For those who want to enjoy the sights, you can feast youreyes on the wildlife and mountain range at Grand Teton National Park. Whensummer rolls around, the whitewater rapids of the winding Snake River will keepthe adrenaline pumping.

3.   The Great NorthernFestival, Minnesota

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Around the start of the year, Minneapolis holds a 10-dayevent called TheGreat Northern. It’s actually a set of festivals rolled intoone. This includes the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis, the Cityof Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

From pond hockey and cross-country skiing championships, snowand ice sculptures, to local culinary treats, this annual celebration hassomething the whole family can appreciate.

4.   Telluride Ski Resort,Colorado

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Another place to start the year with a skiing escapade is Telluride. Whatsets the place apart though, is their hike-to terrain zones. These backcountryareas test the skill of even the most advanced skiers and snowboarders.

Telluride also has several terrain parks that can give you adifferent kind of thrill. Filled with jumps, rails, and other obstacles, getready to fly through the air or fall flat on your face. Either way, they’reexperiences you’ll never forget.

5.   Joshua Tree NationalPark, California

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Don’t rule out winter trips to deserts like Joshua Tree. You’rein for breathtaking views of the vast landscape, the iconic trees that the parkis named after, rock formations that are thousands of years old—the list justgoes on!

Whether you want to experience the park on horseback, getyour hands dirty and go bouldering, or take a leisurely hike through thedesert, adventure is waiting for you everywhere you look.

Although the new year hasn’t even started, it can feel likethere’s not enough time to get out and explore. Kit Lender can provide all the gear youneed to enjoy your adventures to the fullest. Check out our most popular kitsfor men and women. Ifyou’re taking the whole family, we also have gear made especially for your boys and girls.

For as little as $30/day, each one of you can be ready totake on the great outdoors! Giftcards are also available if you’d like to get someone else kittedout for their own adventure.

Don’t let your luggage slow you down. The only extra baggageyou need is for all the fun memories you’ll be taking back home.