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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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Exploring the Depths of Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

By Michael Fil

Lush rainforest and land transformed for millions of years by volcanic activity, all spread across 520 square miles of protected space. Welcome to Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park!   Read more

United States Adventure History Social Responsibility
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The Falkland Island | A Birdwatcher’s Paradise

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

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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The Impact of Mankind on the Galapagos Islands

By Jennifer Zollo

When people think of the Galapagos Islands, their minds are immediately filled with the enchanting voice of David Attenborough and vibrant images of tropical landscapes bursting with life.   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Conservation
Rugged coastline along the Juan de Fuca Trail. Photo: Sara Perillo

Vancouver Island’s Juan de Fuca trail: A beginner hiker’s story

By Sara Perillo

It was a hot summer day when a friend of mine and I pulled into the parking lot of Sombrio Beach, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. We planned to be there for the day and set up a shady spot on the sand to enjoy … Read more   Read more

Canada Adventure Experiences Nature & Outdoors
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Responsible and Cultural Travel in Montana

By Tara Tadlock

Whitewater rafting in crystal clear waters. Horseback riding through the tall prairie grass. Purple mountains as the backdrop for local craft breweries. Sounds like a dream, but it’s actually Montana.   Read more

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Talk about Travel Mania

Travel vicariously through author Karen Gershowitz’s compelling stories as she gives us an up-close, often humorous look at the defining moments that only travel can offer.   Read more

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Like Peering into Human Eyes: Swimming with Humpback Whales

By Cara Siera

Whales, it turns out, are a lot like us. They live in family groups whom they go to great lengths to protect and care for. They love to sing, and “chart-topping hits” spread quickly from group to group. They’ve even been known to stand up for other, weaker species — … Read more   Read more

Australia Adventure Experiences
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Cold Water Confidence

By Natasha Tucker

As a kid growing up near the ocean, the movie that I resonated with the most was The Little Mermaid. I wanted to be Ariel, but, in reverse. Unlike Ariel striving to transition from a life underwater to on land, I wanted to live underwater, where the fish are, to … Read more   Read more

The World Adventure Experiences
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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

Africa Adventure History
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Gangsters, Monkeys and Mines: Exploring the Diverse History of a Florida County

By Kathleen Walls

What once was old is now new in Florida’s Marion County. One of the “newest” attractions in the city of Ocala, has roots going back nearly 100 years, commemorating an epic FBI shootout with a notorious gang that ended the era of gangsters in the United States.   Read more

United States Adventure Off the Beaten Path History
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The Island of Saba: Looking to the Future, Embracing the Past

By Breana Johnson

It’s easy to imagine what Saba must have looked like two hundred years ago. Aside from the medical school and the single narrow ribbon of road, the island hasn’t changed much.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Adventure Off the Beaten Path
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Pulperías: Where the gauchos gathered

By Ana Astri-O’Reilly

Imagine spending days, even weeks, in the vast plains with only your horse and your loyal dog for company. Herding cattle during the day, sipping mate next to the campfire at night. The need for human interaction will be met at the nearest pulpería, although near and far are relative terms in the … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink
Main Street photo courtesy of Breckenridge Tourism Office. Photo: Jeff Andrew

Save Money and the Planet in Breckenridge

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Crisp, fresh air that purifies the senses. Golden aspens shimmering in the sunlight. Clean, white snow blanketing the ground.   Read more

United States Adventure Sustainability
Laguna de los Tres, El Chalten. Photo: Devon Older

Path through Patagonia without a tent

By Devon Older

Patagonia is the southern region of South America, covering a large part of the continent’s tip, straddling both Argentina and Chile. Like the rest of the continent, Patagonia is filled with breathtaking views, delicious food, and abundant wildlife. However, due to its growing popularity, it is the most expensive part … Read more   Read more

Central and South America Adventure Backpacking & Camping
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Discovering ‘The Great Indoors’ with travel photographer and writer of Erin Outdoors

How does a travel writer and photographer keep the spirit of travel alive when COVID-19 has us stuck at home? She uses household items to build outdoor scenes–mountains, lakes, canyons and oceans–to create a photo series called “The Great Indoors”. Erin Sullivan of Erin Outdoors took us on a tour around her … Read more   Read more

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