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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:07:10 +0000

 



Which Countries Have the Most Powerful Passports?

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Top 30 International Adventure Travel Companies

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventures in North Carolina - A Visit to...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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 10 Most Adventurous Activities in Dubai

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



7 Adventurous Things to do in Cuba

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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!



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



How to Easily Get through TSA Security with...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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 Best Companies and Websites for Solo...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



The Women's Travel Group Offers Adventure Travels

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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 -...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



8 Great Foldable and Collapsable Pieces of...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



The 5 Best U.S. States for Adventure Travelers

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



TSA Allows Carry-on Checkpoint Friendly Laptop...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Always Make Photocopies of These Items Before...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Dogtag Travel Insurance Provides Coverage for...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



The Proper Gear for Trekking in the Himalaya

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Adventures in the Caribbean: A Visit to Nevis

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventure Travel with Road Scholar - Find...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



A Visit to Colorado's Mountain Biking Capital...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

The mountain town of Crested Butte offers plenty of adventure for travelers looking for an active escape.



10 Best Hot Springs For Instant Relaxation

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventure Travel News: Earthquake in Nepal,...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventure Travel 101: How to Travel Solo

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Top Sources to Find Volunteer Travel Abroad...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



New Long Distance Trekking Route Takes Hikers...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Ditch the Tour Bus: These Companies Specialize...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Gear Review: Timbuk2 Aviator Convertible Travel...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Top Zipline Adventures - Find Canopy and Zip...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Gear Review: Osprey FlapJack Travel Backpack

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Companies Specializing in Family Adventure Travel

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Improve Winter Driving Skills on Snow and Ice

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Want to learn to drive a tank?

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



The Most Extreme Zip-Lines in America

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Find your extreme adventure with these travel...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



These Heated Gloves Will Change Your Ski Strategy

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Gear for Outdoor Adventure Travelers

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



7 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone National Park in...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



You’ll Find Great Adventure Travel...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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 Trips with Austin Adventures

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Would You Rather Purchase an Adventure Travel...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Would you rather purchase a travel package or plan an adventure travel trip yourself? Here are the pros - and cons - of each approach.



Name your own price for multisport adventures...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Gear Review: The adidas Wandertag Jacket

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



10 Unforgettable Adventure Travel Trips

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventure Travel With Discovery Adventures

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Luggage Limits - Airline Baggage Allowances

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



The 2016 Adventure Travel Holiday Shopping Guide

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Not sure what to buy the adventure traveler on your holiday shopping list? We have suggestions for gifts they'll love.



10 Big Adventures for 2016

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

2016 is here at last, and it is time to start making your travel plans of the year ahead. Here are 10 big adventures to help get you started!



9 Lessons Learned From Climbing Kilimanjaro

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

10 lessons from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.



Adventure Travel With Geographic Expeditions

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Find Private International Tour Guides

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Track Your World Travels With Maps From Maps.com

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Tips for Packing for Adventure Travel

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Learning Holiday - Edventures are Fun Learning...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



5 Great Day Hikes Near Salt Lake City

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



6 Reasons to Visit Colombia

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Gear Review: Victorinox Explorer Wheeled Duffel...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Adventure Travel With National Geographic...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



This Purse Is Completely Pickpocket-Proof

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Find Adventures with Mountain Travel Sobek

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Kensington Tours Custom Vacations &...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



The Best Places for Snowmobiling in North America

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



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

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Golf Adventure - Secret Golf Course on the...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Archeological Dig at National Park in Israel

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Joining an archeological dig for a day tells you if you want to volunteer for an archeological dig in Israel or other countries for a week or much longer.



Meru and Everest: Mountaineering Goes Hollywood

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Two big mountaineering films are giving mainstream audiences a taste of what climbing in the Himalaya is truly all about.



What is Cliff Diving?

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Cliff Diving: Diving into the water from a steep cliff. This is a risky sport that should only be done by divers trained to soar from extreme heights.



Is Zip Lining on Your Bucket List? What You...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Gear Review: Osprey Shuttle 100 Luggage

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Photography Tours and Photo Workshops - Travel

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



2016 Black Friday and Cyber-Monday Travel Deals

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

As Black Friday and Cyber-Monday approach once again, we have the best deals available to travelers looking to save some cash this holiday season.



5 Destinations to Rediscover in 2015

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

5 great travel destinations that should be rediscovered in 2015.



July 18 is PADI Women's Dive Day

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

July 18 is the first ever PADI Women's Dive Day with special events being held all over the world to celebrate.



Scuba Diving in Colombia in the Caribbean or...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Scuba Diving in Colombia, you choose from coral reefs in a UNESCO Biosphere in the Caribbean, or humpback whales and more in the Pacific.



Etiquette, Culture & Customs Guides for...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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



Abseiling or rapelling is sliding down a rope...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.



Adventure Travel 101: Booking Flights

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Tips for booking flights, saving money, and getting to where you need to go.



Download Free Maps With Avenza Maps for iOS,...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

The Avenza Maps app for iOS and Android gives travelers the ability to download interactive maps that can be used for navigation, even when offline.



Where to See Polar Bears in the Wild

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

See polar bears up close in their natural habitat on polar bear tours to Canada and Alaska.



Explore Underground at Xplor Adventures in...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Do you know what lies beneath your feet? At Xplore in Mexico's Riviera Maya, there's an entire world of underground adventures including swimming and rafting in underground rivers. Above the earth's crust, there's a network of zipines that looks like freeways in the sky, and a three-mile track where you can drive an amphibious buggy through the jungle, into caves and on suspension bridges over water.



Tips and Sources for Great Family Adventure...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Here are some sources for adventurous family vacations and family trips, plus companies with affordable options designed to engage multiple generations.



How to Get in Shape for Trekking Trips

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

How to get in shape for trekking and hiking trips, so you'll enjoy the vacation more.



Ripcord Adventure Travel Insurance is Changing...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

Ripcord travel protection is changing the way we travel with first of its kind coverage not only of medical expenses, but evacuation coverage too.



Jamaica - All-inclusive Breezes Runaway Bay...

2016-12-08T11:07:10Z

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.