They’re called “classic” because they’re the quintessential adventures—surfing Fiji’s blue-green barrels, mushing sled dogs over frozen tundra, and marching on Machu Picchu—that should be on every man’s bucket list. These four trips get it right, putting you in the center of the action, no matter how remote it is.
The tiny Fijian island of Namotu—five acres of palm trees and white beaches surrounded by warm equatorial waters—is the kind of paradise you dream of being shipwrecked on. Especially if you’re a surfer: At one edge of the Malolo Barrier Reef, the luxe Namotu Island Resort looks out on seven epic surf breaks, including the legendary Cloudbreak. Hit the waves in the a.m. via the included boat shuttle, then spend the afternoon snorkeling, stand-up paddling, or—if you’re channeling Castaway—fishing for yellowfin tuna that’ll wind up on your dinner plate.