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Adventure travel is for the thrill seekers, those who love adrenaline rush. More and more travelers now want to explore more than just the comfort of hotel rooms and city rides. Adventure travel lovers want to embrace everything from hot volcanoes to cold mountains, go trekking in the wild, see and enjoy the nature’s beauty ,rafting in mighty rivers and so on. They approach their vacations with an active and open mind and want to explore nature’s wilderness.

“What is adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure.

While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000 foot pass, that could be adventure. When howling head winds press your lips against your teeth, you face a mighty struggle. When your pack grows heavy on your shoulders as you climb a 14,000 foot peak, you feel the adventure.

When you suffer freezing temperatures and 20 inches of fresh powder on a hut to hut trip in the Rockies, that could be called adventure. But that’s not what makes an adventure.

It’s your willingness to conquer it, and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience. No more greater joy can come from life than to live inside a moment of adventure. It is the uncommon wilderness experience that gives your life expectation.”

– Frosty Wooldridge, Golden, Colorado

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Bedford Peak – A hidden gem with a breathtaking 360° view

By Thomas Später

Bedford Peak can be reached via a 12 km (7 miles) roundtrip hike and is located at an elevation of 1161 meters (3800 feet), offering an outstanding 360° view over the surrounding mountain range as well as the adjacent valleys. On days with good visibility, Lake Matthews can even be … Read more   Read more

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Quiet flows the River Denwa

Reni Pani -The Hushed Archway to Magical Satpura

By Bandita Mukherjee

‘Be careful. He is watching us’. Omkar whispers. He is one of the four naturalists of Reni Pani  Jungle Lodge, just twenty minutes away from the buffer zone of the Satpura National Park, where we have put up for a couple of nights. This morning we started early from Bhopal, … Read more   Read more

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Volcan Irazu National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica

Budget-Friendly Destinations in Costa Rica

When people think of the lush landscapes and pristine beaches of Costa Rica, many imagine a destination suitable only for those with deep pockets. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Costa Rica is abundant with locations that are as budget-friendly as they are beautiful. Let’s explore some of … Read more   Read more

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The Falkland Island | A Birdwatcher’s Paradise

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

So let’s discover why the Falkland Islands are an excellent place to visit and how you can have a unique birdwatching experience.   Read more

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Underestimating the Climb of Namibia’s “Big Daddy Dune”

By Thomas Später

At the end of my second week of traveling through Namibia during the pandemic, I reached the most-anticipated stop of my journey within the Namib-Naukluft National Park: Deadvlei, a white clay pan that represents an inevitable stop for nature lovers and photographers. I will never forget the second I stepped … Read more   Read more

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The picturesque El Salvador’s most beautiful waterfall, Tamanique Falls. Photo: Thomas Später

Exploring the Enchanting Tamanique Waterfalls in El Salvador

By Thomas Später

El Salvador, though compact in size, boasts a plethora of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. Among its treasures lies the breathtaking Tamanique waterfalls, nestled deep within a tropical forest, approximately 55 km from the international airport, 16 km from El Tunco (a renowned beach town), or 40 km from … Read more   Read more

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Asturias – “Green Spain”

By Jackie Jones

The Asturias region is often dubbed ‘Green Spain’ thanks to the diverse wilderness of the region. It is one of the most charming areas which still remain in the shade of southern beaches and cities like Madrid or Barcelona.   Read more

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Drone image of the author at the edge of Santa Ana Volcano. Photo: Thomas Später

A Guide to Conquering Santa Ana Volcano in El Salvador

By Thomas Später

Most people that visit Latin American countries, such as El Salvador and Guatemala, probably do so to see some volcanoes. Especially because there are so many of them, it may sometimes get a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding which ones to see.   Read more

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Keeping Whale Shark Tourism Sustainable in Madagascar

By Melissa Hobson

Madagascar’s Nosy Be was recently identified as a hotspot for whale sharks, which could boost the island’s ecotourism to rival the likes of global whale shark hotspots in Tanzania and Mozambique.   Read more

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Biking Windhoek’s Bustling Township of Katutura

By Chez Chesak

Before your wildlife safari or self-drive adventure, take a day or two to discover Windhoek’s history, particularly the township of Katutura, where the city’s black population was forcefully moved under Apartheid.   Read more

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The Rise of Adventure Travel

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Adventure travel has experienced a significant rise in popularity in recent years, capturing the imaginations of thrill-seekers and wanderlust-driven individuals around the globe. This form of travel deviates from traditional sightseeing and relaxation-focused trips, instead embracing experiences that challenge, inspire, and push personal boundaries.   Read more

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Ri Kynjai — The Abode of Clouds in Misty Meghalaya

By Bandita Mukherjee

Blessed with rich biodiversity and dramatic terrains, this North-Eastern state of India with Assam to its north and Bangladesh to its south is a paradise for nature lovers. The matrilineal state has decked herself up wonderfully for adventure seekers and laid back travelers across the globe.   Read more

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A small stone on the side of the road indicates the entrance and beginning of the Black River Peak Trail

Tips for hiking Mauritius’ Black River Peak Trail

By Thomas Später

Anyone who plans a trip to the beautiful African island of Mauritius will most likely come across at least one activity that is connected to the Black River National Park–the largest protected forest area on the island. This landscape is a real treat for nature lovers. The park provides about … Read more   Read more

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Extreme Adventures and the Necessary Safety Measures

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

With the recent tragedy of the Titan submersible that claimed the lives of five souls (two of whom were fellow Explorer Club members) when it imploded during a deep underwater excursion to the Titanic and the rise of space tourism, hyper-extreme adventure and extreme adventure experiences are gaining more attention … Read more   Read more

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Aerial picture of Black Star Canyon Falls shortly after heavy rainfall. Photo: Thomas Später

Hiking California’s Haunted Black Star Canyon Falls

By Thomas Später

he Black Star Canyon Falls almost always rank the number one waterfall to visit on the bucket list of nature seekers. Located deep inside the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange County, the picturesque waterfall drops at a maximum elevation of 1,638 feet (500 meters) and can be reached by means … Read more   Read more

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