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New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

New Zealand – Mecca for Overseas Adventure Travel

I had done some international touring in my 20s, but had I really done overseas adventure travel? I wasn’t sure.  It all depends on your definition of adventure.  Journeying to New Zealand in my mid-thirties I was determined to go for it.  I went on one of their “great walks” (Milford Track, 4 days, 53.5 […]

Discovering Archeo-astronomy in Chaco Canyon

Discovering Archeo-astronomy in Chaco Canyon

Fourteen of us caravanned through the desert in two vans.  It was a cultural anthropology class studying the native populations of the American Southwest.  We pulled into Chaco Canyon and our instructor announced, “Students, I have a surprise for you,” and promptly ushered us into the visitor center to see a movie.  I was pissed.  […]

First to See the Sun: Sunrise in TikiTiki

First to See the Sun: Sunrise in TikiTiki

Sometimes our best memories of travel are from being in the right place at the right time. Here, Candace remembers a new adventure on the east coast of New Zealand, all while overcoming an old fear. Sam nudged me awake at a quarter to six. The sky was still dark and I fumbled blindly around […]

Family Adventure Holidays

Family Adventure Holidays

One of American’s greatest past times isn’t baseball…..it’s family adventure holidays. Family holidays are a great way to bond and spend time together. Families love to share adventure together and there is no shortage of great family adventure holidays to insure something every family will enjoy. Xplor Adventure Park in Cancun, Mexico is one of […]

Unearthing Palawan’s Underground River

Unearthing Palawan’s Underground River

Nestled in the Saint Paul Mountain Range of Puerto Princesa island is the Underground River, reputed to be the longest navigable underground river and now a finalist in the new 7 Wonders of the World. Hearing about this nomination piqued my interest. Pictures I googled proved insufficient to my growing fascination and I just knew […]

What is Adventure Travel?

What is Adventure Travel?

Adventure travel is a vague term mostly associated with some type of activity you do while traveling.  Common outdoor travel adventures include hiking, kayaking, climbing, and bicycling to name just a few. The activity is important but there’s more to adventure travel then just what you are doing.  Ask yourself, “What am I trying to achieve […]