People from everywhere are embracing the idea
that a vacation should be more than just a plane flight and a luxury hotel.
Many vacationers now look for exciting and challenging trips where the primary
focus is having an adventure off the beaten path. Today, we’re going to look at
six exciting activities you may be interested in for your next vacation.
Backpacking is a low cost form of travel often
taking you into remote and wild areas not available on traditional vacations.
Relying heavily on ones physical fitness, endurance, and appetite for
adventure, backpackers enjoy seeing the world from places only accessible by
foot. There are limitless locations that provide backpackers the thrill of
experiencing the world from a different perspective. If you are looking for
adventurous vacation low on cost and high on excitement, then backpacking is
Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing takes you off the slopes
and into the back-country. It has long been considered a reliable means of
travel in areas blanketed by snow. Cross country skiing has more recently been
accepted by adventure travelers as an enjoyable way to see the most
inaccessible wilds. Many skiers stay out for extended periods of time relying
on tents and backpacks to satisfy their hunger for a challenging and exciting
Many travelers are embracing vacations in
which each and every day is filled with a new adventure. This kind of travel is
known as a multi-sport vacation. Go hiking into the wilderness one day and
rafting down a roaring river the next. A favorite of families and adventurous
couples, multi-sport vacations offer a trip where the action never ends.
There is something about seeing the world from
beneath the oceans that has enthralled people since the beginning of time.
People of all ages are
choosing to seek out adventure on their vacations, and there are many
destinations around the world offering for an amazing trip. What better way to
truly enjoy yourself while also seeing the worlds most amazing natural wonders
than on an adventure vacation? From hiking in the wilderness to scuba diving
sunken ships in the Caribbean, adventure travel is the perfect way to satisfy
your appetite for excitement.
There are many exciting
adventure travel destinations and activities to choose from. Today, we are
going to explore five of my favorite places to travel.
Located over 1200 miles from
the coast of Australia, New Zealand is known the world around for its beauty.
Majestic mountains, searing volcanoes, and sparkling blue rivers are what
awaits you in this country. The most popular activities for travelers to New
Zealand are skiing, rock climbing, trekking, and white-water rafting. With so
many options to choose from, it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy visiting
This amazing country boasts
some of the most exhilarating and exciting activities of anywhere on Earth. Its
spectacular landscape and varied wildlife are the primary draw for travelers
here. Nearly all of the worlds most wild animals call South Africa home,
including Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cheetahs, and Giraffes. But that’s not all,
if you’re an adrenaline enthusiast then take a jump off of Bloukrans bridge, at
the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. As you can see, South Africa
is the perfect place for an adventure off the beaten path and a vacation here
is one you will not forget.
The largest of all the United
States, Alaska is a land of extremes. Its remote wilderness has long been a
favorite destination for active travelers and visiting …
Adventure Travel Kit – Long term travel is a
very rewarding experience and one you will never regret. Sure, you’ll come back
home a bit poorer financially – but you’ll be far richer for having had the
experiences you did. Your life will never be the same and your outlook will be
As wonderful as long term travel is, however,
it can be a daunting thought to deal with. How does the traveler manage all
those months on the road? How can you adapt to changing conditions day in and
day out? Here are some things for you to consider.
I think the main thing to keep in mind is that
an extended tour is really a lifestyle and it differs from a vacation in many
ways. On a two-week or two-month vacation, you can go full-tilt the whole time.
You can push yourself on a daily basis until you collapse into bed each night
exhausted. You can do that because you know you will be going home – and you
will be able to rest and recuperate from vacation once you get home.
Things are different on an extended trip. You
won’t be able to maintain that same frenetic pace day in and day out. You’ll
have to find a pace that works for you. Some travelers find they can head out
sightseeing every day for weeks on end, while others find a day or two is
enough. You may find you’ll deal with life easier with one or two days off each
week to simply lounge about in a hammock all day. The trick to figure out what
pace works for you. I’ve found that I can travel three or four in a row and
then need a day off to hang out and recuperate. We …
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Travel Kit – Overseas adventure travel can either be the worst or the best
experience in your life. It all comes down to planning. However, planning an
overseas trip can be a huge task so knowing what you need is essential. Here is
your bird’s eye view to planning your adventure trip.
1. Two or more years ahead: Get an
idea of your budget.
That sounds like a lot of time
to spend planning an adventure overseas but setting aside enough funds takes
time. Unless you are independently wealthy, you should start saving for your
trip a year or two in advance. Depending on the destination and duration of
your tip, you’re in for a big expense.
2. One and a half years ahead:
Determine your destination and dates.
Here’s where it gets fun. You
get to plan where you’re going and when. ‘Where’ may not be much of a question
as you may have had a lifelong desire to go to the Himalayas or some other
exotic destination. Narrowing the scope of your travel is now your task. What
do you want to accomplish? What do you want to see or do? Most importantly,
when do you want to go? Grab a piece of paper, your calendar, and start
planning. During this phase, you’ll probably want to do a lot of Internet
research on travel companies, expedition groups, and other adventure travel
agencies. These organizations will be best suited to help you select and plan
for your dream trip.
3. One year ahead: Book your trip,
secure your passport, and get your shots.
Once you’ve made all of those
decisions about your adventure overseas, you’ll want to nail everything down.
During this stage, narrow down your list of preferred agencies, research, and
contact them to …
I was rummaging through the
pages of my photo album when I felt a strange tingle. It was like being drawn
back by an invisible string, pulling me until I found myself dwelling in the
memories of those days when I trekked the lands of Copper Canyon. In a split
second, I felt like I was actually back there, feeling the damp air as it
embraced me, like sending me to its very bosom. Everything was so serene and
calm with the stillness bringing delight down to my spine, lulling my senses.
The memory of that sojourn was
one of those that I cherished the most. I love to remember the sequined flicker
of the afternoon sun as it gleams along the ground while the soft breeze stirs
the golden grass.
The Copper Canyon (also known
as Barranca del Cobre) is indeed a masterpiece of Mother Nature that sprung
forth from her heart. Hosting some of the most spectacular and beautiful land
in all of Mexico, it is a region that lies in the northwest portion of the
country. With a series of twenty canyons, shaped over centuries by six rivers
that slither down the region, the area is sometimes compared to Arizona’s Grand
As a means to preserve the
area, Mexico created the Copper Canyon National Park which extends more than
600 km in length and 250 km in width.
Although the spot is
accessible by trekking a dirt road through the mountains, it is more
comfortably visited by train. Visitors often enjoy the picturesque journey by
train from Los Mochis.
The Copper Canyon system can
be traveled by the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad. Serving as an important
means of transportation, the Copper Canyon railway also draws tourists as it is
a superb example of engineering genius.
The world is a big place, full
of amazing locations. Often, people get so caught up in carrying on their daily
activities that they forget there is much more to life than going to work and
making money. However, when you get an itch to do something extraordinary, many
times, money does prove to come in very handy.
Traveling is notorious for
being expensive, especially when you decide you want to trek far beyond the
area in which you live. Nevertheless, there are ways to explore the world
without causing yourself financial ruin. If you do not have the funds to travel
overseas, it is possible to find adventures close to home, (no matter where you
happen to live) but most people who crave adventure, cannot help but to find
ways to get themselves to as many exotic locations as possible.
For those who live in the
United States, there are numerous theme parks located all over the country.
Packing everyone up in the car and driving to your destination can be an
interesting experience, by itself. Theme parks are a great way for the whole
family to have fun and even challenge some of their fears. However, for
thrill-seekers who wish to push themselves, and their bodies, to the limit,
many different places that can help you do just that.
It’s important for some people
to put themselves in situations that test their abilities as a human. A lot of
times, when people are able to overcome obstacles, it makes them feel more
alive. From scuba diving with sharks to climbing dangerous mountains, there are
many journeys for your body and mind to contemplate.
Many activities in South
America are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Here, you will find all sorts
of colorful adventures. Whether you go on …
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Travel And Tours Inc – Let’s face it.
The typical vacations in the tropics, in a ski lodge and in a cruise
ship can seem boring after one too many trips to these places. You will want something unique, something
adventurous and something more memorable simply because life is too short to be
spending vacations in boring places.
Well, if that’s your desire,
you should ask a travel agent about the possibilities for an adventure travel
trip to exotic places doing things that you would never have thought to do on
your vacation. No, we are not talking
about illegal and illicit activities here – just vacations that will pump
adrenaline into your system and still keep you alive to tell the exciting
tale. Here then are our top three picks
for an adventure vacation.
Visit the Stans
If you are curious about what
happened to the Central Asian countries formerly under the Soviet Union, then
it is time to plan your trip to the five stans.
Yes, you read that right – the five stans, namely, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The best time to visits is either on the
month of May or September when the climate is usually at its best.
You can pretend to be a
modern-day Marco Polo precisely because few Westerners have seen the wonders of
these independent countries since the days of, well, Marco Polo. Your mind will wonder at the Saka
petrolglyps, the Zenkov Cathedral and the Bibi Khanym mosque while you arms
will be full from the equally wondrous woven carpets and other souvenirs. Did we mention that these countries have
majestic vistas as well?
Trek in Mongolia
Ever since Genghis Khan
captured our imaginations, we have always wanted to visit Mongolia, mingle with
its people and …
Student travel and adventure program,
there will never be a better time in your life to travel than your student
years or immediately thereafter. Once this part of your life has passed it’s
difficult to return to because of life responsibilities that begin to
accumulate. Enough of the bummer reality part of this article. Traveling for a
summer or more can be life changing. This is especially true when you are
traveling with a loose schedule and have the freedom to stay in an area you
find interesting or make friends. Getting to intimately experience local
flavors and customs are unforgettable.
There are several areas that
you need to do some homework on as you plan for your adventure: budget,
destination and safety.
First and probably most
important you should have at pretty good idea of your budget and a backup plan
when you blow it. Obviously, you don’t want to be forced to return after 4
weeks of your 12- week trek because you run out of money. However, even if this
happens all is not lost because there are ways to make money on the road.
Typically, this is something you need to plan ahead for but if you are of a
mind to you can earn emergency money while traveling. Depending on the
area/country you are traveling in you may find jobs at Hostels, summer camps,
restaurants, au-pair, picking fruit and many others just use your imagination.
If you speak the local language that naturally can be a big benefit. The
important thing is to think out things like transportation, food and lodging
and have a general idea how you will deal with each of these essentials. A good
site for more research on jobs abroad is
Obviously picking a
destination is important and affects all other …