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Which Company Takes the Most Rafters on Whitewater in the West?

2014-02-24T08:52:06Z

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Who can take you rafting through the Grand Canyon, stopping for hikes in fern glens along the way?  Would you rather take the kids on a milder river trip and show them outlaw hideouts and dinosaur tracks? This company offers these trips and more on the Colorado, the Salmon, the Green and other western rivers.

Photo courtesy of Western River Expeditions

Which Company Takes the Most Rafters on Whitewater in the West? originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 08:52:06.

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Bungy Jumping, Swimming With Dolphins & Skiing Glaciers Down Under

2014-02-23T18:23:41Z

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I loved jet boating in Shotover Gorge and crawling into ice caves when skiing down the Tasman Glacier.  Friends tell me that bungy jumping off a bridge in Queenstown and biking on New Zealand's national cycling trail are just as much fun. Here's a collection of the top 10 Adventures in New Zealand that I've gathered from folks who live in this country.

Photo courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Bungy Jumping, Swimming With Dolphins & Skiing Glaciers Down Under originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 at 18:23:41.

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8 Great Excuses to Travel to Exotic Locales

2014-02-21T21:21:34Z

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Some of the most fascinating locales in the world are on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

A lot of travelers wrap vacations around visiting at least one, and often several, World Heritage Sites in a country. If you don't want to do the planning, many of these adventure travel companies already have vacations that include visits to see animals that only live in the Galapagos Islands to the Great Wall of China.

Photo: © 2011 Lois Friedland

8 Great Excuses to Travel to Exotic Locales originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 21:21:34.

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How to Name Your Own Price for a Multisport Vacation

2014-02-18T13:13:46Z

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The multisport trips with this company include a mix of activities, from rock climbing and mountain biking to caving, ATV riding and whitewater rafting. The company also has a novel pricing option for several of its vacations. On certain multisport trips in the United States you can set your price, after the hard costs of the trip have been met.

Photo courtesy of Bonvoy Adventure Travel

How to Name Your Own Price for a Multisport Vacation originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 13:13:46.

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Who Plans the Best Self-Guided Walking Tours in Europe?

2014-02-15T11:50:23Z

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This adventure travel company has designed 21 picturesque trails, which include walks on Italy's Sabine Hills to the popular Amalfi Coast; and walks from the Lycian Way in Turkey to Spain's White Villages. The self-guided walks are designed by a "Route Advisor" who lives in the region, and every walk is crafted to introduce you to the local culture while enjoying the scenery.

Photo courtesy of On Foot Holidays

Who Plans the Best Self-Guided Walking Tours in Europe? originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 11:50:23.

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Where to Find Steep & Deep in Western Ski Country

2014-02-11T19:29:46Z

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Colorado's ski slopes have more than 10 feet of snow covering them.  Even the Lake Tahoe area, until last week painfully dry, received more than four feet of snow at some of the resorts. Because there's a high avalanche danger warning in many areas, a lot of backcountry skiers are  staying within ski area boundaries.  Here are 11 resorts with inbounds extreme terrain for skiing and snowboarding.

Photo by Dan Bayer

Where to Find Steep & Deep in Western Ski Country originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 19:29:46.

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Why Does He Travel the World's Most Dangerous & Beautiful Waterways Using Only Natural Power?

2014-02-09T15:11:48Z

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Brett Rogers has traveled thousands of miles on some of the world's most intriguing, dangerous and stunning waterways, all either rafting or rowing.  He says he does so because of the discoveries he makes along the way.  His approach: "Travel with a mind open to everything and closed to nothing." Rogers is an adventurer who leads trips down the Ganges river in India for Kensington Tours.

Photo by Kyle Jeffery

Why Does He Travel the World's Most Dangerous & Beautiful Waterways Using Only Natural Power? originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 15:11:48.

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Hiking & Rappelling in Utah's Red-Rock Slot Canyons

2014-02-04T17:00:51Z

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Ask hikers who love to explore the wilderness in southern Utah and I'll be they'll start by raving about hiking in slot canyons. Ask climbers about rappelling into slot canyons and watch the grins.

Photo (c) Lois Friedland

Hiking & Rappelling in Utah's Red-Rock Slot Canyons originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 17:00:51.

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Creeping Past a Bison & Other Snowmobile Excursions

2014-01-26T17:55:28Z

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You can race snowmobiles up and down mountainsides, drive them on roads in Yellowstone National Park and experience the fun of exploring the outdoors on these machines in many places around the U.S.  Here are some of the best places to go snowmobiling.

Photo: (c) Lois Friedland

Creeping Past a Bison & Other Snowmobile Excursions originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 17:55:28.

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Worldwide Kayak Trips for Do-It-Yourself Travelers

2014-01-23T21:08:22Z

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If you want to leave the guide behind and start kayaking, here's some excellent advice for self-guide kayak trips in locations from New Zealand to Hawaii and Chile.  You'll also find links to companies with formal trips.

Photo: (c) Sebastián Alvarez

Worldwide Kayak Trips for Do-It-Yourself Travelers originally appeared on About.com Adventure Travel on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 21:08:22.

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