Adventure Travel Affiliate Program – When it comes to Latin America, Guanacaste travel holds a lot of promise for ardent vacationers. Nestled in between the amazing countries of Nicaragua and Panama, this small Eden comes full-packed in terms of adventure and pleasurable moments that consistently tug at the hearts of avid vacationers and thrill-seekers. From its jagged terrain on one side, amazing surfing retreats on the other, majestic mountains with a slew of active volcanic sensations and amazing exotic layout, this paradise is truly some explorers dream. For years, places surrounding it have become a haven of American and European vacationers and nomadic adrenaline junkies looking for that perfect blend of relaxation and nerve-wracking exploits. From Guanacaste to Nosara, San Jose, Puerto Viejo, Playa Dominica, Osa Peninsula, and many more, Eden-like beaches, surfing sensations, volcanoes and waterfalls, zip lines and canyons, and humongous collections of wildlife will simply blow one’s mind away.

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Before you get to excited and start cold-calling your agent, you need to understand that when it comes to this exotic Costa Rica travel has stipulated some important requirements before you can enter its pleasurable cradle. Though visa is not a requirement for citizens coming from the US, Canada and European countries, a valid passport is deemed necessary. Additionally, expiration of passport must also not fall within the thirty-day period of you Costa Rica travel. It must also be in outstanding condition with no distinctive markings on paper to guarantee entry. Some countries have electronic passport system these days making it easier for custom officials to check for credentials. Unless you have papers stating your residency in the country, make sure also to arrange round trip tickets for everybody and for yourself. You are only given ninety days of tourist travel within the country and …

Not so long ago I spend a few days in one of my new favourite places in India, during a month long India trip!

I have been travelling to India many times now and have always loved getting away from the big, busy cities for some respite in a more rural idyll. The cities in India are vibrant and fascinating, but the hassle levels and general stress of city life do wear you down after a while. So after Delhi, Agra and Jaipur it was great to arrive in Orchha and get some real down time during my India travel adventure.

Orchha’s name actually translates to ‘hidden place’ which suits it well. Geographically and in Indian terms it is not far from Agra to Orchha, but it feels worlds away.

The train took me from Agra to Jansi station. It was then a short drive on to Orchha. The traffic decreased as we left the train station behind and suddenly there was peace all around with just the occasional car and bullock cart on the road.

My driver took me along roughly sealed roads and through town, past some simple but well-maintained homes, in lovely Indian shades of aqua blue and parrot green. There were cows, goats and children wandering by, the occasional tractor, cyclist and sadhu. Life had definitely slowed down to a more languid and relaxed pace. Interesting and ancient ruins were strewn about the region and cropped up at the roadside at intervals.

I checked into my lovely hotel. It had the feel and style of a rambling old palace with courtyards, manicured gardens and very spacious rooms with traditional hand painted detail trimming the ceilings and around the light fittings. It had bags of character and personality and the staff were obviously happy and well looked …

Adventure Trips For Solo Travelers – Ecuador is a tiny country in the South America that has a lot to attract everyone towards its land and shore. The country features a great amount of bio-diversity and has become a center of attraction for its diverse natural beauty and warm hospitality. People who come to Ecuador generally plunge into cruise services around the Galapagos Islands. However, the country has a pristine mainland that holds every traveler who comes here once.

Travelers who love history and dig from the past will simply love the city of Quito which has a remarkable past. What could be other interesting way to witness the finest colonial impressions and architecture? In addition, shoppers can find their ultimate place at a nearby Otavalo market wherein they can discover various indigenous items for sale. Adventurous souls can actually discover hiking pleasures at Cotopaxi National Park, a few kilometers drive from Quito, the ancient city. You can also enjoy your exploration into the east of the Amazon region and hobnob with the perfect setting of rainforest tours, cruises, wildlife tours, comfortable jungle ecolodges etc.

Sierra:

In Ecuador, you can find the Andes range which runs through the middle of the country. The highest peak is measured at 6,000m (19,685ft). The country has numerous volcanoes, half of them are active.

Oriente:

Being a wet area, the Oriente is enveloped by thick jungle and a string channel of rivers, all of them carry water from the Andes into the Amazon River. Oriente is one of the more fertile and bio-diverse area of Ecuador.

Galapagos Islands:

A mesmerizing island, Galapagos Islands is full of unique creatures that all travelers will simply love and adore. The group of islands has become a new travel destination for all adventurous people.…

Arizona is an incredibly gorgeous for hiking adventure travel, wildly diverse state with topography ranging from low level desert landscapes, to high mountain peaks and alpine forest ranges. More than any other geologic feature though, Arizona is widely renowned for its many beautiful and remote rock canyons, deep slot gorges, water falls and pools which are scattered throughout the state. However, what I find even more amazing, is that many of these backcountry wilderness canyons can be accessed through “non-technical” canyon hiking routes which don’t require ropes and are literally within a single day’s trip from either Phoenix or Tucson. For an excellent late summer to early fall day trip and hike, if you’re up for more of an exciting challenge and an extraordinary and scenic day trip, then take a mountain sliding, canyoneering hiking adventure to Seven Cataracts, and explore Willow Canyon, Tucson, Arizona.

It was the Labor Day holiday and early on Sunday morning that I left Phoenix, about 6am, heading out of town on I-10 East and arrived in Tucson by 7:30am. At the Ina Road exit, I swung off the freeway and took a left, heading east 8 miles, and met up with the TLC Hiking Group, led and organized by Eric Kinneman, at the Westin La Paloma Resort and arrived by 8am. Because the parking was said to be limited at the trailhead for this hike, we carpooled it together and set out for the day’s hike and journey heading east on Sunrise Blvd. by 8:25am.

The beautiful drive on Sunrise Blvd across the northern stretches of Tuscon and through the rolling foothills of the gorgeous Santa Catalina mountains has always been a favorite of mine. The Santa Catalina Mountains are Tucson’s highest mountain range reaching all the way up to 9157 feet in elevation …

Explore Adventure Travel And Tours – You know, I would say that I travelled a pretty amazing journey. From the time I was 3 years old (about 46 and 1/2 years ago), I have undergone significant change. I was being primed, I’m sure! By “significant change”, I mean in those areas that are considered to be the most or separation of immediate family members (6 of the 8-having only my younger sibling with me all through to 18), geographical moves (25 places in totally different parts of Sydney by the age of 25). I had one 7 year stretch till I turned 32, then, once again, interstate and added another 12 addresses and a four months bout of “no permanent address”-yes, officially homeless.

But this is not a sad story-by no means! Aside from moving a lot, obviously I met a lot of different people too-from all manner of backgrounds. A much as I longed for emotional stability and anchors, I don’t think I ever realised, until now, just how much I loved the colour and diversity of this life path. I was a ‘shapeshifter’. I could fit anywhere and connect. I could adapt to multiple environments and moved between them easily. I became an expert at transition and observed people from all sides as they viewed the “others” with whom I felt an equal connection on some level. I experienced a great deal of contrast early in life that help me to sharply clarify dreams for desired alternatives.

I also had some fantastic opportunities to experience fun and unique opportunities. This has never ceased but I can see that my young life could be greatly responsible for my appetite to live life to the full and on my own terms. And like never before, I am viewing every single …

One of active travel adventures in South America is home to an incredibly diverse range of experiences, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Adventure into the Amazon, party with the locals in Rio de Janeiro and experience the lost Incan world at Macchu Picchu – any kind of holiday that you want is waiting for you in South America.

For horse riders and those that want a bit of a different experience, an eco travel adventure on horseback is an excellent way to see the continent. There are a number of different popular locations and treks you can take – see some of these top destinations for horseback riding in South America.

Pantanal Wildlife Safari in Brazil

50,000 acres of land owned by the Lemos Monteiro family offers diverse landscapes, seasonal wetlands, thick forests and an active ranch. The Pantanal is both the largest wetland area and biggest ecological sanctuary in the world – a horse trek will immerse you in beautiful surroundings and bring you close to some of the native bird and wildlife like the thousands of egrets that visit the Correntoso River.

Chile to Argentina – Through the Andes

A 10-day trip and one of the best adventures on horseback in the Andes, you’ll start your journey amongst the snowy mountains and head east through the rain forests, ranges and past the lakes of Huerquehue National Park. Experience ‘living off the land’ as you build campsites and places to sleep each night, your safety guaranteed by expert guides. This trek immerses you in the landscape of two countries over 120 kilometres – an unforgettable journey.

Cayambe Reserve, Ecuador

The Cayambe Reserve is home to vast valleys and forests through which you can ride, as well as the Inca roads where you …

Travel Tab Adventurer – Plenty of sunny days, mild temperatures and absolutely beautiful weather is really what Arizona is most famous for with the fall and winter months being the peak season for attracting millions of visitors from all over the U.S. and the world each year. Here in the central and southern regions of the state of Arizona, the fall and winter months are especially popular and “primetime” for hiking and getting out to enjoy the gorgeous Sonoran desert scenery and rugged mountain vistas. If you’re looking for an excellent place to go within the Phoenix area that’s beautiful and serene, a little less traveled and off the beaten path, and if you’re up for a great work out and more of a desert outback trek and adventure then check out the Spur Cross Trail-Elephant Mountain Loop hike, the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, Arizona.

The beautiful Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area just north of Cave Creek is absolutely one of my favorite places to getaway and hike without having to travel very far from Phoenix. It’s a beautiful yet very quiet and serene desert retreat where you can view wildlife, visit ancient Hohokam Indian Ruins, or just take in the beautiful desert mountain scenery. The Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, which centers around the riparian habitat of Cave Creek, consists of roughly 2,154 acres of undisturbed desert wilderness territory bordered to the north by the Tonto National Forest and only began in 2004, so its not widely known or visited. I hike the mostly easy-moderate trail system at Spur Cross Ranch every year and when I saw that the TLC Hiking Group, led and organized by Eric Kinneman, was planning on hiking out to Elephant Mountain, a 7.4 mile moderate level hike and loop, I was …

One of Worldwide Travel Adventures with scorching temperatures and blazing heat, yes, summers in Arizona are in deed extremely hot! However, did you also know that in Arizona you can find something to do in the great outdoors, virtually any time of the year, even during the summer? More than any other geologic feature, Arizona is an amazing land filled with many beautiful and remote back country wildernesses and gorgeous slot canyons and gorges scattered throughout the state. So, while temperatures may be heating up during the day in excess of 100 degrees in the desert, the month of June, before summer rain storms arrive, is actually an excellent time to go canyoneering and exploring some of these remote wilderness canyons and gorges, with many of them containing deep pools of cool, refreshing water!

Located in the Sierra Ancha Mountain range, northeast of Phoenix, is the Salome Wilderness consisting of roughly about 18,500 acres. Within the Salome wilderness following along the lower reaches of Salome Creek, you’ll find the “Jug”, a beautiful slot canyon, with narrow towering walls of pinkish-tinted granite stone, and along its approximately a mile stretch, many pools of deep, cool water! So if you would consider yourself to be at least a moderate-advanced level hiker and in relatively good physical shape & condition, and you’re up for more of a challenge, an extraordinary pool hopping, rock sliding, waterfall adventure, and an excellent intermediate level canyoneering hike I recommend, is the Salome Jug, at Lower Salome Creek, in the Salome Wilderness, Arizona.

On a beautiful Saturday morning, in early June, I met up with the TLC Hiking Club, led and organized by Eric Kinneman, at the Fort McDowell Casino, northeast of Phoenix, at 6 am. After all attending members had arrived, and after receiving a quick overview …