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5 Pieces of Gear Every Adventure Traveler...
5 pieces of travel gear that every adventure traveler should own.
5 More Classic Adventure Travel Destinations
5 more classic adventure travel destinations that should not be missed.
Top 30 International Adventure Travel Companies
Your choice of an adventure travel company could ensure a wonderful vacation. Here's a selection of reputable companies.
5 Tech Gadgets To Take On Your Next Adventure
5 must-have gadgets to take with you on all of your adventures.
5 Best Day Hikes in the Swiss Alps: No Camping...
Looking for details on taking great day hike in the Swiss Alps? Greg Witt, author of
The Best Companies and Websites for Solo...
If you are a solo traveler, here are companies, cruise lines and Web sites with lots of information and advice for people who like to travel solo, and singles looking for trips where they can meet others.
Adventure Travel News: Wildlife Photos, Cuba...
Adventure travel news for the week ending January 16, 2015.
How to Easily Get through TSA Security with...
Here's an update on the rules because the Transportation Security Administration, including the amount and you can carry gels and liquids in your carry-on plane bag. Plus, details on where to get continually updated info.
The Most Extreme Zip Lines in America
Zip Lines are strung among trees throughout America. If you're looking for adrenalin highs during aerial rides, just take a zip line tour. Whether you're living in or visiting Hawaii, California, New Hampshire, Alaska or dozens of the other states here in the U.S., odds are excellent there will a zip line or canopy tour within easy driving distance.
5 National Parks for Winter Adventure
A list of five of the best U.S. national parks to visit during the winter.
Adventure Travel News: King Tut's Mask, the Art...
Adventure travel news for the week ending January 23, 2015
Adventure Travel with Road Scholar - Find...
Active adventure travel trips for the 50plus crowd that younger travelers will want to (and can) book, too.
Always Make Photocopies of These Things Before...
Always travel with photocopies of your passport, credit cards, driver's license, health insurance information and otherimportant travel documents. If your purse or wallet is stolen, it's easier to replace everything if you have photocopies of the originals that show the passport and card numbers.
Before You Buy --Tips for Planning an...
What's Ecotourism? It's traveling to natural habitats to see wildlife, without impacting the settings. Ecotourism is such a popular form of travel these days that many tour operators now offer such trips. Here are some tips to think about and discuss with tour operators when planning to take an ecotour.
5 Destinations to Rediscover in 2015
5 great travel destinations that should be rediscovered in 2015.
Luggage Limits - Airline Baggage Allowances
Luggage Limits is a free search tool for flight-specific information about baggage allowances and fees. On this Web site, you simply put in airline, the name of the airport you are leaving from and your destination airport, then click.
Women's Adventure Travel - Gutsy Group Trips...
Women's adventure travel is for gutsy women who want to travel with a group. Many women - single or married - like the camaraderie of all female groups. Here's where to find tour operators specializing in women's adventure travel.
Cuba: People-to-People Tours Have You Dancing...
Cuba: On cultural exchange tours with licensed travel providers, you talk with musicians, historians who have lived through the revolution, seniors and even school-age children you wouldn't be able to visit on most trips.
8 Great Foldable and Collapsable Pieces of...
Empty your luggage and hide that foldable or collapsible travel bag under a bed or on a shelf in small hotel rooms or cruise-ship cabins.
Weekend Adventure: Take the GORUCK Challenge
Taking a GORUCK challenge lets adventurous individuals train like a U.S. soldier for a weekend.
Vibrant TV Brings International Content to...
Internet television network Vibrant TV brings quality content aimed at travelers.
Adventure Travel News: Everest Cancellations,...
Adventure travel news for the week ending January 9, 2015.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National...
Visiting Yellowstone in the winter you can snowmobile or cross country ski past steamy clouds drifting from hot springs, watch Old Faithful erupt framed by the setting sun, photograph bison from the safety of your snow coach and watch wolf packs through a spotting scope.
Gear Review: Ogio Commuter Backpack
The Ogio Commute backpack is an excellent option for urban adventurers exploring their own city or going abroad.
Magellan's is a One-Stop Shop for Travel...
Travel junkies visit Magellan’s often to see what’s new in gear, accessories, clothing and supplies.
You’ll Find Great Adventure Travel...
Gap Adventures, which made National Geographic Adventure magazine’s top “Do It All” outfitter list again in the February, 2009, issue, offers a choice of more than 1,200 small group adventure travel trips to all seven continents.
The 10 Best Wildlife Adventure Trips You Can...
Nature and wildlife adventure travel trips are growing in popularity. Would you like to dive with whale sharks, watch thundering herds during the annual animal migration in Africa or track wolves with your camera in Yellowstone National Park.
Top Zipline Adventures - Find Canopy and Zip...
Searching for the best zipline adventures (sometimes called a “canopy tour”) in the U.S. and around the world. These zip line adventures cover the globe. Click here to see if there's a zipline or canopy tour where you're taking your next vacation.
Need to Get a Passport, Renew One or More Visa...
Want your passport faster? Here's how to get your passport application expedited, when you need that document so critical to traveling abroad in a hurry?
Rio Secreto Caves: Riviera Maya, Cancun Tourist...
Walking and swimming in the underground river that flows through Rio Secreto was our favorite tourist attraction in Mexico's Riviera Maya. You see caves in an untouched state.
Adventure Travel Companies Offering Small Group...
If you're the traveler who prefers small group tours, here's a list of adventure travel companies that plan tours and limit travelers to small groups, often 16 people or less.
Adventure Destination: South Africa
Tips and suggestions for adventurous travelers heading to South Africa.
Halloween Adventure: Ghost Hunting in a Haunted...
The Thomas House in Tennessee is a haunted destination for adventurers travelers looking for a scare.
10 Big Adventures For 2015
10 big adventures for travelers to embark on in 2015.
This Purse Is Completely Pickpocket-Proof
The Pacsafe Citysafe 200 travel shoulder bag is, quite simply, the best travel purse I've used during my years of exploring the world. The anti-theft features give me a sense of security on busy city streets. The bag's inner pockets keep my passport, credit cards and iPhone secure, but I can quickly reach everything else I've packed into various pockets.
Drive a Tank - Driving Authentic Military Tanks...
Ever wanted to drive a military tank and fire a cannon? Here's where civilians can do it.
Heated Gloves - Zanier Heat-GX Heated Gloves
Review of the latest generation Zanier Heat-GX heated gloves, which have an adjustable, integrated heating system that will keep your fingers warm for a full ski day.
The Women's Travel Group Offers Adventure Travels
The Women's Travel Group offers adventure travel trips that set women in exotic locales, on sandy island beaches and in sophisticated cities.
Take a Zipline or Canopy Tour
Are you going to ride a zip line on your next trip? Before you start zipping, all reputable zipline tour operators will give you basic training. Here's what to expect.
Off-the-Beaten Path Adventure Travel: Visit...
Intrepid Travel is a niche adventure travel company that focuses on taking travelers off the beaten track in Asia, and in the Antarctica. Many of their trips are cheap, because travelers stay in the same accommodations as locals do.
Gear Review: Adidas Wandertag Jacket
The adidas Wandertag jacket offers outstanding performance for adventure travelers at a price that can't be beat.
12 Adventures Perfect for Adrenaline Junkies
12 adrenaline-soaked activities, like cage diving and bobsledding, for active travelers who like to push their mental and physical limits.
Winter Driving School - Learn to Drive on Snow...
Winter Driving School - Get skills to handle snow and ice at these winter driving schools. You'll learn to recover from skids, braking techniques and more.
TSA Approved Locks Keeps Suitcases Closed But...
TSA approved locks will keep your suitcase closed as it works its way through the baggage system when you're taking a flight. The Transportation Security Administration guards have the keys to open them, if they want to look inside.
Top 10 Types of Adventure Travel
Check out these ten unforgettable types of adventure travel. These adventurous travel experiences range from scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef or hot air ballooning over a desert in New Mexico to kayaking with the kids in the Pacific ocean by Vancouver, Canada.
Where to Go Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in...
Nose-to-nose with a 250-pound grouper, the scuba diver waved at the crowd on the far side of the glass in the aquarium. Did you know aquarium scuba diving and snorkeling programs are offered at more than 10 aquariums in the U.S., as well as in other countries?
Top 11 Picks for Dream Bicycle Trips and...
These companies offer the best bicycle trips through fascinating locales around the globe. Whether you want a biking trip in Utah's slick rock terrain or exotic Morocco, these companies have a variety of biking vacations to tempt you.
5 Classic Adventure Travel Destinations
5 all time classic adventure travel destinations.
BASE Jumping - What is Base Jumping
Base jumping is an extreme sport. Base jumpers leap off buildings, antennas, bridges and cliffs to glide, sometimes in a special wingsuit, then open a parachute to land safely.
6 Reasons to Visit Colombia, South America
Colombia isn't the first South American country that comes to mind when deciding where to travel, but here are six reasons you should plan a visit.
Soft Adventure Travel - Walking Trips with...
National Geographic Adventure . The Boss' Pitch: Why Travel With Classic Journeys? Edward Piegza, president
Top Sources to Find Volunteer Travel Abroad...
Volunteer travel abroad and in the United States. Where to find companies with trips with volunteer opportunities while on vacation.
Best 8 Dude and Guest Ranches for Riding and...
Many travelers enjoy horseback riding but want other activities, such as fly fishing, hiking and spa treatments, too. Here are some dude and guest ranches that offer horseback riding and much more. Some also prefer more luxurious setting than a rustic cabin after a day on the trail.
Adventure Destination: Quito, Ecuador
Quito Ecuador is a great adventure destination that features hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the highlands of the Andes.
Best Places to Go Snowmobiling in North America
Best places for snowmobiling in North America. Snowmobile tours, rent or bring your own to Colorado, Alaska, Utah, Quebec and New Hampshire.
Adventure Destination: Petra in Jordan
The ancient city of Petra, located in the country of Jordan, is one of the most spectacular wonders that you'll find anywhere in the world.
Where to Get Soaked - Clothed or Nude - at Hot...
Top Hot Springs in the United States. Where you can soak in bathing suits or nude.
Multi-Sport Trips and Vacations Keep the...
Here are several companies offering multi-sport trips and vacations guaranteed to keep your adrenalin flowing.
Find Adventure Travel With Discovery Adventures
This tour operator is a leg of the Discovery Channel. Visit and join the local cultures you've seen on TV.
How to Pack for Adventure Travel
Learning to pack for adventure travel takes time and experience. Here are some tips to help you travel lighter on your next escape.
Adventure Travel Trips with Austin Adventures
Looking for a company that offers personalized, reasonably priced adventure travel trips that are limited to 12 people? Here's where to learn more about adventure travel with Austin Adventures
Overseas Adventure Travel a Good Fit for the...
Older women traveling solo enjoy OAT trips because they are small, have good guides and make traveling easier.
Adventure Travel With Geographic Expeditions
Geographic Expeditions offers adventure travel and vacations around the globe. The varied adventures are to remote and challenging destinations since 1981, offers a varied portfolio of overland tours, treks, walks, and expeditionary voyages to the world's most astonishing places.
A Directory of Volunteer Vacations and Projects
The GoVoluntouring Web site acts as matchmaker between travelers who want a volunteer experience and projects that need volunteers.
A Holiday Shopping Guide for Adventure Travelers
A collection of great gift ideas for adventure travelers.
Hiking in the Swiss Alps - Off the Jungfrau&rsq...
Guest author and hiking guide Greg Witt believe the Jungfrau region is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's a glistening mountain landscape and home to the Alps’ highest concentration of glaciers, where you’ll find exquisite hiking trails, dazzling waterfalls, and legendary peaks like the Eiger with its fearsome North Face.
How to Get in Shape for Trekking Trips
How to get in shape for trekking and hiking trips, so you'll enjoy the vacation more.
REI Adventures Offers Great Active Travel Trips
REI Adventures offers great active travel trips, such as canoeing on a lake here in the U.S., cycling in Vietnam, or sea kayaking and hiking in Croatia. And, these are just a few of the 90plus weekend-to-multiweek trips offered by REI Adventures, part of the REI that has more than 80 stores in the U.S. chock-full of equipment and clothing for adventure travelers.
Culture & Customs Guides for Foreign...
Custom and culture guides give you customs, customs, hand gestures and ways to greet locals before you travel to foreign countries.
Beach Vacation Destinations Adventure Travelers...
Nude beaches around the world, for people who like to sunbathe and swim nude. Page 3.
Learning Holiday - Edventures are Fun Learning...
Learning Holiday is a gateway to all sorts of learning and educational vacations and trips. On the Learning Vacations Web site you will links to vacations and trips for adventurous travelers who like to learn and volunteer. Cultural immersions with the Maoris in Africa, whale watching in Hawaii, surfing in California and cooking classes in Peru are the merest sampling of the diverse offerings.
Inbounds Extreme Skiing at Winter Park Resort,...
Winter Park Resort ski patroller Jamie Wolter gives you his take on the best inbounds extreme ski terrain at Winter Park Resort. These steep above treeline and gladed areas are for experts skiers and snowboarders only.
Walking Adventures Traveling With Country Walkers
Walking trips. Adventurous travelers who enjoy exploring the world on foot appreciate the trips created by this company, which specializes in walking trips.
Explore Underground at Xplor Adventures in...
At Xplor Adventure Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico, they want you to have free hands while you are playing. The fee you pay to enter the park covers everything, from all the activities to your food. Page 6.
Top 7 Places to Play Cowboy on a Working Cattle...
If you're the horseback rider who wants to play cowboy for a week vacation at a working cattle ranch or join a cattle drive.
Keep Travel Documents Stored in Online Safe...
KeepYouSafe.com has a great concept: Storing copies of your travel documents and other vital records in an online safe deposit box. The company claims all information is encrypted using the same encryption technology that the military employs to protect sensitive data.
Pink Jeep Tours to Grand Canyon, Scenic Sedona...
With Pink Jeep Tours, you can ride on rugged roads or off road to view the red rocks in Sedona, visit ancient Native American ruins, roll through Death Valley and visit the Grand Canyon. This company has both open-air jeeps and luxury all-terrain Tour Trekkers with leather seats if you want more comfort.
Women Only Adventure Travel with Call of the Wild
Currently in its fourth decade of operation, this company remains the pioneer in women’s only adventure travel. Adventure trips include easy to moderate day hikes from discovering Death Valley, to challenging treks along the Inca Trail on Machu Picchu.
Pictures of Winter in Yellowstone -- The Park...
Winter in Yellowstone is more than Old Faithful – It is Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing and Animal Watching Too.
Adventure Destination: Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is amongst the best adventure travel destinations in the entire world.
Extreme Adventure Travel Tests Your Limits
Extreme adventure travel choices. Seeking extreme adventures? Push your boundaries skydiving around Mt. Everest, desert trekking, kayaking on the White Nile or your choice of other extreme adventures.
SCUBA Diving and Swimming With Dolphins in the...
SCUBA dive with dolphins in the open ocean. These trained dolphins choose to swim alongside the boat then play with you underwater.
Auction Sites Have Deals and Discounts for...
If your travel dates are flexible, check out these auction sites for deals and discounts on adventure travel (and more sedate) – vacations.
Adventure Travel in Riviera Maya and Cancun,...
Vacationing in Riviera Maya or Cancun on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, you can dive or snorkel in cenotes, swim or raft in underground rivers, steer ATVs or amphibious buggies in the jungles and ride lots of zip lines.
Zicasso Travel Agents Customize Vacations for...
Zicasso matches travelers with travel agents who specialize in the custom trips to locations you want to visit, and activities you want to experience.
5 Great Day Hikes Near Salt Lake City
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Adventure Travel -- Ecotourism and Nature Trips...
International Expeditions offers small-group eco-tours and nature travel trips to exotic locations including the Amazon, Egypt, Galapagos, India and Kenya during the annual animal migration.
Staying Fit for Adventure Travel
Staying fit for adventure travel can be the difference between an enjoyable journey, and a miserable one.
Romantic Getaways & Adventure Travel Make a...
Island honeymoons are popular, so why not choose an island where you can go scuba diving during the day. Here are several islands where you can walk off the shore and be in the middle of spectacularly colorful coral reefs. Page 5.
Top 5 Picks for Scuba Diving Off the Shore
If you love to go scuba diving, but are happiest walking off the shore and sinking into the water instead of jumping off a dive boat, you'll find these islands appealing. Each one has a variety of shore dives opening up underwater coral gardens and clouds of fish.
Cuba's Classic Cars - Made in America
Riding in a 1956 Chevrolet in Cuba, without seat belts and exhaust fumes filling the car, make you realize how far cars have come. Page 2.
Walking the Mutianyu Part of China's Great Wall
Where to walk on the Great Wall of China near Beijing. The Mutianyu section has a cable car,chairlift and alpine slide, creating a Disney-like theme park atmosphere for people going up or back down.
Top 10 hiking trails from a guide who has worn...
Hiking trails in the Grand Canyon. The Mooney Falls trail in the Havasupai Reservation, includes descending a cliff through caves and down ladders.
Smith Turbo Fan Goggles Clear the Fog
Ever have your goggles fog while skiing down a mogul run and you can no longer see the slope, or have them go white in a powder storm? Smith’s Turbo Fan Prodigy, Phenom and Knowledge OTG goggles are a blessing for people who love snowsports and sweat a lot, but even more so for people who wear glasses that constantly fog.
TSA Allows Carry-on Checkpoint Friendly Laptop...
Tired of pulling your laptop and other electronic gear out of your carry-on bag or backpack? TSA won’t make you take your laptop out of these checkpoint friendly bags and backpacks.
DiCAPac Inexpensive Waterproof Camera Case...
If you're looking for an inexpensive waterproof camera case to protect your digital camera, we found the DiCAPac Alpha case worked well while snorkeling and river rafting. Read the review.
Inbounds Extreme Skiing at Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Blackcomb not only has some of the longest vertical in North America, it also has a lot of the most challenging terrain at ski resorts on this continent. You can see Canadian guide Derek Foose's extreme skiing style in the latest Warren Miller film: “Children of Winter.”
Top 12 Resorts With Inbounds Backcountry Ski &...
Looking for places where you can find extreme backcountry-style skiing or snowboarding experiences but inbounds at resorts so there's avalanche control and ski patrollers around? Look no farther: Here's a list of some of the best places that expert skiers and riders love to explore.
Cliff Diving Is An Extreme Sport
Cliff diving - soaring off cliffs up to 80-feet high into lakes and oceans is an extreme sport, for sure. Here's where to learn more about cliff diving and see some great images of cliff divers soaring into lakes and oceans.
5 Emerging Adventure Travel Destinations
5 emerging travel destinations that are on the rise with adventurous travelers.
Tips and Sources for Great Family Adventure...
Sources for adventure family vacations and family trips, plus companies with affordable family vacations and trips.
SKINS Compression Base Layer Tights Keep Me...
I love my SKINS. I love the skin I'm living in, but the ones I'm talking about are the SKINS compression base layers that I ski in. I've found my quads last longer wearing these SKINS tights than they do with my other brands of long underwear. The quads burn less while cruising long runs or skiing in the bumps, and the apres-ski lactic acid build-up disappears faster.
Inbounds Backcountry Style Extreme Terrain at...
Mark Saurer, the assistant safety supervisor at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), Utah, know the backcountry-style
Ski the Extreme at Copper Mountain Resort,...
Which Colorado resort has outstanding inbounds extreme ski terrain reachable by hiking and some of the 22 lifts opening up 126 trails on 2,465 acres of skiable terrain?
Find Private International Tour Guides
Private tour guides take you where the locals go, can help you avoid long lines at tourist attractions, and give you the best routes for adventurous hikes and bike trips.
Las Vegas Theme Park - Run Bulldozers and...
Kids play with toy bulldozers and excavators in a sandbox. At Dig This, adults play with real bulldozers and excavators building roads, digging ditches and moving rocks in the only heavy equipment arena in the United States.
Golf Adventure - Secret Golf Course on the...
You might think cheap golf on Kauai, Hawaii, is an oxymoron, when so many courses cost $100 to $200 or more for a round. At Kukuiolono, it's just $9 for the right to play all day! (Plus $3 for a hand cart or $9 for a gas cart.) Thank Walter McByde.
Download Maps With Free PDF Maps for iPhone/iPa...
Download free app for free offline maps. Maps remain interactive even when you're offline. Plot your travels on thousands of interactive maps covering everything from wilderness area to cities and countries around the globe.
Voluntourism -- Find Volunteer Travel...
i-to-i is a company that sends more that 5,000 people a year to volunteer at local projects around the world and immerse themselves in local cultures. These travelers choose voluntourism – combining traditional travel with volunteer work – to help make a difference both in their lives and others.
Camelbak Better Bottle Is BPA-Free and...
The Camelbak Better Bottle is BPA-free and has the Camelbak patented Big Bite Valve, When the bite valve is up, you just bite slightly and sip it as if you were drinking from a straw. No need to tip it to drink and it’s spill-proof. You can unscrew the top and it’s wide enough to add ice.
Mophie Rechargeable Battery Case for iPhone 4S...
This rechargeable battery that looks just like any other iPhone4 or iPhone 4s case can double your phone's battery life.
8 Photography Tours & Lots of Workshops Around...
Photography tours and photo workshops where travelers can enhance photo skills and see the world.
Top 9 Reasons to Visit Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park is a playground for adventurous winter travelers. If you want to zip down a bobsled run behind a world cup bobsled pilot, try skiing down one of the nordic ski jumps or take an extreme zipline ride here's the place to visit. If you simply want to learn more about the 2002 Winter Olympic Games you can take a tour while your friends test themselves in these special sporting venues.
Best Hiking & Mountain Biking in Scottsdale &...
Best hiking and mountain biking trail sources for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona
The Galapagos Islands Cruise On the Erik, an...
Taking a Galapagos Islands Cruise on a solar- and wind powered boat.
Jackson Hole - Explore Grand Teton and...
Visitors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, can easily explore both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Where to Find Travel Gear, Supplies and...
When you are looking for useful, innovative or cool travel gear, supplies and accessories, these companies offer the best choices.
Track Your World Travels With Maps From Maps.com
Maps.com bills itself as the world’s largest map store - and the selection of maps, guidebooks, globes and map accessories is astonishing.
Choose and Prepare for Hiking, Walking and...
Hiking, walking and trekking vacations are a lot of fun. Here are suggestions for choosing and getting ready for your trip.
Decide If VolunTourism -- Volunteer Travel --...
Voluntourism -- combining a vacation or trip anywhere in the world with a few days or weeks volunteering is one way a growing number of travelers are making a difference. How do you decide if volunteer travel, whether it's spending a day at an African preserve feeding lion cubs or two weeks helping build a town hall in a third-world country, is for you?
Zipline -- The Zipline at Heavenly in...
Heavenly Mountain Resort in California claims it has the longest zipline in the United States. During the 80-second ride, you're guaranteed spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the ski slopes you underneath as you descend.
Versatile Fleece Jacket in Eddie Bauer's First...
Eddie Bauer's First Ascent line has the versatile, award-wining Point Success jacket, great over a base layer, but can be slid in as a middle layer on cold days.
Adventure Travel - Trip Deals, Discounts and...
Here are great sources for trip deals, discounts and bargains for adventure travelers. Of you are looking for last-minute deals, discounts or bargains for your next trip, Adventure Travel has got you covered.
Adventure Travel News - 8/22/2014
Adventure travel news for the week ending 8/22/2014.
Travel Gear - pacsafe stashsafe Hip Pack has...
The anti-theft features on the pacsafe stashsafe 100 makes this hip pack great travel gear. It has wire-reinforced, slash-proof front and bottom panels, lockable zippers and several pockets to keep your stuff organized.
Review: Underwater Digital Camera Mask for...
Review of hands-free underwater dive mask with built-in camera. With this mask, scuba divers and people who go snorkeling can bring home great underwater photos and videos.
Tuckerman Ravine - Free Extreme Skiing and...
Skiing or snowboarding in Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine is a
Pacsafe Anti-theft Purses and Theft Proof...
If you want to keep anything from your passport and camera to huge backpacks safe, Pacsafe has the anti-theft travel gear for you.
A Holiday Shopping Guide for Adventure...
More holiday gift ideas for the adventure traveler in your life.
Backroads Adventure Travel Trips for Hiker,...
Backroads, founded in 1979, is an active travel company that offers 300 itineraries, including biking, walking/hiking, multisport, and Insider Trips, which shift the focus from physical activity to in-depth cultural explorations. Seventy-five percent of Backroads guests have traveled with Backroads before or were referred by a friend.
Taking a Cattle Drive Vacation & Horseback...
A real cattle drive isn't like what I saw in the City Slickers movie. It's must harder and lots of fun.
Adventure Travel With National Geographic...
Active adventure travelers will enjoy these trips, which combines adventure travel and the types of exploration for which National Geographic is famous. The company has united with Mountain Travel Sobek to create these new adventure trips. Here's where to find a list of these amazing adventures.
Watch Mount Everest Through Cameras as Sherpas...
If you want to see exactly what climbers on Mt. Everest face watch through cameras that sherpas have attached to their helmets while climbing Mt Everest.
Companies Specializing in Family Adventure Travel
Looking for a company that offers family adventures you and your kids will love? Here are several companies that offer family adventure travel chock-full of activities just for kids, plus adventures the entire family will enjoy as a group.
Best River Rafting Destinations - Where to Find...
River rafting is a lot of fun. Whitewater river rafting offers thrills, chills, and even an occasional spill. You'll find great river rafting rides in water from Alaska and Colorado to Peru and Fiji.
Adventure Travel Survival and Safety Tips
Adventurous travelers who like to push the envelope will find these adventure travel survival and safety tips could make the difference if they find themselves in a sticky situation.
Gear Review: Vasque Grand Traverse Shoes
The Grand Traverse hiking shoes from Vasque are a versatile pair of travel shoes for use in all but the most demanding environments.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cenotes - Cave...
In Cancun, Mexico, or neighboring Riviera Maya, scuba diving or snorkeling in cenotes - water-filled underground caves is increasingly popular with vacationers. We swam in Dos Ojos, where the fresh water was crystal clear, and with powerful spotlights it was akin to a night dive through a magical garden of thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and columns.
Overnight Horseback Pack Trips
On horseback pack trips you can go farther, faster than when backpacking, and the horses can carry bigger loads, so you can have steak and fresh vegetables instead of reconstituted stew.
Guidebooks don't list all of these 5 Unique...
Hiking - Best 5 Yellowstone hikes from a person who hiked more than 300 miles while working at Yellowstone National Park.
Adventure Travel Companies Offering Luxury...
If you enjoy adventure travel, but want like some pampering, ranging from private guides and posh accommodations, these companies have luxury vacations that may appeal to you.
Kuru Women’s Light Hiking Shoes
Kuru's Chicane light hiking shoes are as comfortable as bedroom slippers, and collapsible so you can easily store them in a backpack. No matter how hard I tried to mess them up by kicking wet, grungy tennis balls for my dog while in muddy woods and on trails, I couldn't.
Great Sources for Adventurous All Girl Getaways...
You're a prime candidate for an all girls getaway if you want a temporary time-out from dealing with kids,a husband or work. Here's a list of companies that offer girlfriend getaways where it's okay to think about yourself first!
Adventure Racing World Championships Spotlight...
Quito, Ecuador will pay host to the Adventure Racing World Championship, and is a spectacular adventure travel destination at any time of the year.
Family Summer Vacations & Adventures in Cool...
Top summer family adventures in the mountains. When temperatures climb in the city, head to the mountain resorts for beat-the-heat family vacations.
Would You Rather Purchase an Adventure Travel...
Would you rather purchase a travel package or plan an adventure travel trip yourself? Here are the pros - and cons - of each approach.
Suunto X9i Multifunction GPS Watch
The Suunto X9i is a multifunction GPS watch that avid outdoorsmen, hikers and multi-sport enthusiasts who play in the wilderness will love. It interfaces with National Georgraphic TOPS mapping software, shows your current speed and distance, has an altimeter and thermometer, plus lots more.
Tips for Day Hiking in the Mountains
Mountain hiking tips for day hikers who enjoy backcountry trails and trails at resorts in the Rocky Mountains.
Cliff Diving - Red Bull World Series Competitor...
Cliff Diving - A cliff Diver soars off high cliffs or diving boards set far higher than in a pool. Here's what top Red Bull Cliff Diving champions have to say about it in interviews with both male and female cliff divers.
Adventure Travel News - Cuba Opens Up, New...
The latest travel news from the weekend ending December 19, 2014.
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