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Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:10:09 +0000

 



Which Countries Have the Most Powerful Passports?

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The Passport Index is a special service that tracks exactly which passports allow for entry into the most other nations around the globe.



Running Wild Whitewater in Quebec

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Quebec has much to offer the adventure traveler, including some excellent whitewater rafting along the beautiful Métabetchouan River



Top 30 International Adventure Travel Companies

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Your choice of an adventure travel company could ensure a wonderful vacation. Here's a selection of the very best!



The 10 Most Adventurous Activities in Dubai

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

From flyboarding to skydiving, Dubai is a go-to destination for adrenalin junkies and new adventurers alike.



Gear Review: Casio WSD-F10 A Smartwatch for the...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers finally have a smartwatch designed specifically for them – provided you use an Android phone.



The 10 Most Dangerous Travel Destinations for...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Five places that are so dangerous, even the most adventurous traveler should avoid them.



5 Best Day Hikes in the Swiss Alps: No Camping...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Looking for details on taking great day hike in the Swiss Alps? Greg Witt, author of



How to Easily Get through TSA Security with...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



How Fat Biking is Changing Adventure Travel

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Fatbiking as been one of the biggest trends in the outdoors in recent years. What is it and how will it impact adventure travel? Let's find out!



Adventures in the Caribbean: A Visit to Nevis

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The Caribbean is a place most people go to rest and relax. Turns out you can have some adventures there too, especially on Nevis.



Gear Review: Craghoppers Nat Geo Response...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Need a lightweight, warm, and comfortable jacket that won't take up a lot of room in your bags? Craghoppers has you covered!



Want to Take Up Mountaineering? Here are 6...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Many adventure travelers are interested in mountaineering, but aren't share where to get the experience they need. These 6 peaks are a good place to start.



The Women's Travel Group Offers Adventure Travels

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The Women's Travel Group offers adventure travel trips that set women in exotic locales, on sandy island beaches and in sophisticated cities.



Always Make Photocopies of These Items Before...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

By making copies of your passport, credit cards, and other important travel documents you can save your self a lot of time and grief should those items go missing.



8 Great Foldable and Collapsable Pieces of...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Save space when staying in tight quarters with these foldable and collapsible travel bags.



Hiking in the Swiss Alps Off the Jungfrau&rsquo...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Hiking guide Greg Witt tells us why the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps is one of the best places to hike in the entire world.



The Best Adventure Travel Companies -...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Here are several companies offering multi-sport trips and vacations guaranteed to keep your adrenalin flowing.



Gear Review: Granite Gear Cross-Trek 26"...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The Granite Gear Cross-Trek Wheeled Duffel is a perfect alternative for adventure travelers looking to ditch the backpack.



The Best Companies and Websites for Solo...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

If you are a solo traveler, here are companies, cruise lines and websites with lots of information and advice for people who like to travel alone, and singles looking for trips where they can meet others.



Women's Adventure Travel: Gutsy Group Trips for...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Here's where to find tour operators specializing in women's adventure travel vacations, including trips to the Himalayas, Central America, and Europe.



7 Adventurous Things to do in Cuba

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

What does Cuba have to offer the adventure traveler? Read on to find out!



TSA Allows Carry-on Checkpoint Friendly Laptop...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



It's Easy Services 24/7 Help Desk at JFK

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Dropped your passport in a mailbox with those letters you had to get out before leaving for Paris? Don’t laugh. I saw it happen. If you’re at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, go to the It’s Easy Service 24/7 desk. It’s where you’ll find last-minute help for lost, expired or stolen passports.



100 Reasons the National Parks Remain America's...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

In 2016, the U.S. National Park Service celebrates a century of service. In honor of that milestone, here are 100 reasons America's national parks still rock!



Find your extreme adventure with these travel...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Looking for some options for extreme adventure travel? These companies offer some of the most unique itineraries on the planet.



Snow Report: The 2016 Ski Season is About to...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the ski season in North America. Who's open? How much snow do they have? Here's what to expect.



These Heated Gloves Will Change Your Ski Strategy

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



7 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National Park in...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Yellowstone—the nation's first national park—is a two million-plus acre playground... even in the winter.



Gear for Outdoor Adventure Travelers

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

From GoPro Helmet cameras to Pack-N-Go Duffels, you'll find something to aid your adventures in this list of 10 gear choices for active travelers.



10 Best Hot Springs For Instant Relaxation

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The top hot springs locations in the United States where travelers can find instant relaxation in natural and manmade environments.



Gear Review: Timbuk2 Aviator Convertible Travel...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Like to travel light? This just might be the perfect carry-on travel pack for you.



The 5 Best U.S. States for Adventure Travelers

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

When it comes to outdoor playground, the U.S. has plenty to choose from. But these are the five very best destinations for adventure travelers.



The Proper Gear for Trekking in the Himalaya

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Whether you're hiking to Everest Base Camp or trekking the Annapurna Circuit, be sure you're properly equipped. Here's everything you'll need.



Adventure Travel News: Earthquake in Nepal,...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

This week's adventure travel news includes the earthquake in Nepal, Antarctic tourism numbers, and much more.



Improve Winter Driving Skills on Snow and Ice

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Intrepid Travel offers off-the-beaten path...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Dogtag Travel Insurance Provides Coverage for...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Active American adventure travelers now have a new option in terms of travel insurance as Dogtag crosses the pond for the very first time.



Luggage Limits - Airline Baggage Allowances

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



5 National Parks for Winter Adventure

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

A list of five of the best U.S. national parks to visit during the winter.



10 Unforgettable Adventure Travel Trips

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Looking for an unforgettable adventure for your next trip? You'll find these ten great options simply unforgettable.



This Purse Is Completely Pickpocket-Proof

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The Pacsafe Citysafe 200 travel shoulder bag is, quite simply, the best travel purse I've used during my years of exploring the world. Read on for details.



Adventure Travel with Road Scholar - Find...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Active adventure travel trips for the 50plus crowd that younger travelers will want to (and can) book, too.



Want to learn to drive a tank?

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Ever wanted to drive a military tank and fire a cannon? Here's where civilians can do it—completely legally.



Adventure Travel 101: How to Travel Solo

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Solo travel can be just as rewarding as going with friends and family, provided you are open to the experience, do some planning, and stay safe.



Ditch the Tour Bus: These Companies Specialize...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

These 8 global adventure travel companies limit their tours to small groups, often 16 people or less.



Gear Review: Victorinox Explorer Wheeled Duffel...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Two great new luggage options for adventure travelers who are looking for convenience and security without compromising mobility too.



New Long Distance Trekking Route Takes Hikers...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

At 932 miles in length, the new Transcaucuses Trail takes adventurous travelers into a unique part of the world seldom seen by outsiders.



Tips for Packing for Adventure Travel

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Helpful tips and hints to make it easier to pack for adventure travel.



Adventure Travel With Discovery Adventures

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

This tour operator is a leg of the Discovery Channel. Visit and join the local cultures you've seen on TV.



You’ll Find Great Adventure Travel...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Adventures in North Carolina - A Visit to...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

North Carolina's Jackson County offers plenty to see and do for active travelers, while also offering good food, excellent craft beer, and wonderful places to stay too.



The World's Best Dives, Just Steps From the Shore

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

If the boat ride between dive sites and shore kills your scuba vibe, these shore-accessible dives should fit the bill.



Cuba: People-to-People Tours Have You Dancing...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Name your own price for multisport adventures...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Bonvoy Adventure Travel offers multisport trips. Ask about the flexible pricing options and you may get a discount.



Gear Review: The adidas Wandertag Jacket

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The adidas Wandertag jacket offers outstanding performance for adventure travelers at a price that can't be beat.






5 Great Day Hikes Near Salt Lake City

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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Find adventure in the Rio Secreto Caves of the...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Walking and swimming in the underground river that flows through Rio Secreto was our favorite tourist attraction in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Here's why!



Adventure Travel News: A Rescue on Kilimanjaro,...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

A round-up of the best adventure travel news for the week ending March 13, 2015.



Jamaica - All-inclusive Breezes Runaway Bay...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

At this all-inclusive Jamaican resort scuba diving and golf on the 18-hole course are part of the package. The beach is pristine and the Caribbean surf is gentle.



The Most Extreme Zip-Lines in America

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Whether you're in Hawaii, California, New Hampshire, Alaska or dozens of the other states, odds are there's a zip-line within easy driving distance.



Top Sources to Find Volunteer Travel Abroad...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Want to volunteer on an important project on your next vacation? Here are some organizations that can help you do just that.



Gear Review: Osprey FlapJack Travel Backpack

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Osprey's new FlapJack travel backpack features a redesigned look, durable fabrics, and a plenty of storage for safely carrying all of your important gear.



Track Your World Travels With Maps From Maps.com

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Maps.com bills itself as the world’s largest map store - and the selection of maps, guidebooks, globes and map accessories is astonishing.



Cliff Diving: Definitely An Extreme Sport

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Soaring off cliffs up to 80-feet high into lakes and oceans is an extreme sport, for sure.



The Best Places for Snowmobiling in North America

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Best places for snowmobiling in North America. Snowmobile tours, rent or bring your own to Colorado, Alaska, Utah, Quebec and New Hampshire.



GoVoluntouring.com Online Directory

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

The GoVoluntouring Web site acts as matchmaker between travelers who want a volunteer experience and projects that need volunteers.



Companies Specializing in Family Adventure Travel

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Adventure Travel Trips with Austin Adventures

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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



Beach Vacations for Adventurers

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Beach vacation destination for adventure - Coasteering on Pembrokeshire Coast on Wales, cliff jumping, surfing on scary reef breaks and swimming in sea caves. On land, there's hiking and biking along the 186-mile long Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, rock climbing and riding horses in the sand.



Adventure Travel With Geographic Expeditions

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Kensington Tours Custom Vacations &...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Kensington Tours personalizes trips to 90 countries and expedition cruises. The Explorer in Residence trips are for true adventurers.



10 Big Adventures For 2015

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Abseiling or rapelling is sliding down a rope...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Abseiling, or rappelling as it is called by many mountaineers, is sliding down a rope under controlled conditions. It's a technique used by people who are rock climbing, ice climbing, kloofing, canyoneering and mountaineering to get down steep cliffs or even man-made objects, such as buildings or bridges.



Where to Go Scuba Diving & Snorkeling in...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Aquarium scuba diving are a great way for travelers of all ages to experience amazing interactions with animals in some unexpected places.



Find Private International Tour Guides

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



The 10 Best Hiking Trails in America's National...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

National parks are some of the best places to go hiking. Here are five parks that are at the top of that list.



6 Reasons to Visit Colombia

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



9 Lessons Learned From Climbing Kilimanjaro

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

10 lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.



Find Adventures with Mountain Travel Sobek

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Mountain Travel Sobek is a leader in adventure travel. This company introduces active travelers to the world’s best adventure destinations, from Alaska to Antarctica, from Zanzibar to Zambia, believing any fit, active, flexible person can embark on a walking expedition with a small group to the highest mountains in the world, when led by experienced outdoor guides who know the region intimately.



Inbounds Backcountry Style Extreme Skiing at...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort offers plenty of opportunities for skiers and snowboarders to experience backcountry terrain in a pristine environment.






Adventure Travel With National Geographic...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.






5 Destinations to Rediscover in 2015

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

5 great travel destinations that should be rediscovered in 2015.



Las Vegas Theme Park - Run Bulldozers and...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Adventure Travel News: World's Last Male White...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Adventure travel news for the week ending April 17, 2015. Stories include the last white male rhino in Africa, how Ecuador tricked its citizens into thinking it was Costa Rica, and much more.



Top 10 hiking trails from a guide who has worn...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Top 10 Hikes around the world by a hiker who has worn out 12 pairs of hiking boots. She is head guide for an award-winning active travel company. Page 1 of 11.



The 10 Best Wildlife Adventure Trips You Can...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Inbounds Extreme Skiing at Winter Park Resort,...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Winter Park Resort ski patroller Jamie Wolter gives you his take on the best inbounds extreme ski terrain for experts skiers and snowboarders only.



Gear Review: Osprey Shuttle 100 Luggage

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Osprey's latest line of luggage is tough, spacious, and built with the adventure traveler in mind.



Learning Holiday - Edventures are Fun Learning...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



REI Adventures Offers Great Active Travel Trips

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Top 11 Picks for Dream Bicycle Trips and...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

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.



Backpack – Pacsafe VentureSafe 25L...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

A roomy backpack with theftproof features to keep light-fingered thieves at bay.



Adventure Destination: Mt. Kilimanjaro

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa is amongst the top adventure travel destinations in the entire world, luring thousands of trekkers on an annual basis.



Photography Tours and Photo Workshops - Travel

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Photography tours and photo workshops where travelers can enhance photo skills and see the world.



Etiquette, Culture & Customs Guides for...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

Custom and culture guides give you customs, customs, hand gestures and ways to greet locals before you travel to foreign countries.



PacSafe's Theft-Proof Travel Camera Straps...

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z

PacSafe's theft-proof travel camera straps keep cameras and binoculars safe from 'slash-and-grab' thieves. The company has a neck strap for cameras and shoulder straps for laptops and other bags.



Luggage Lost? Do This Next

2017-02-20T11:10:09Z