Adventures in Travel

Road Tripping in Tasmania

The island state of Tasmania is located 150 miles south of mainland Australia across Bass Strait. This new mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with its ample hiking and cycling trials can be reached…

Travel Tips from L. A. Adventure Travel Show

“The ability to speed through immigration and customs after landing from an international flight, without wasting time waiting in line, is perhaps one of the greatest modern improvements to travel.” –AFAR Magazine …

Heavenly Hikes in Hawai’i

Mark Twain described the Hawaiian Islands as the “prettiest archipelago ever to lay anchor in the South Pacific.” I agree but, sadly, so do millions of other travelers. Still, you can find…

Yosemite, Wild and Free

Enter a mile-long tunnel bored through the granite walls guarding Yosemite Valley. Emerge from darkness into the light of the grand vista that continues to enchant millions of visitors each year. El…

Alaska’s Pure Wildness is on Fire

“To the lover of pure wildness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.”—John Muir John Muir was intrigued by the new science of glaciology and believed it had…

Guest Ranches: Rx for Urbanitis

Guest ranches have provided a means for city folks to air out their spirits since the turn of the century, but today they are multi-sport adventures, leaping generation gaps and crossing cultural…

Get Ready for Good Times

Soft adventure travel is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. People are not content to be carted around in vans; they crave a more hands-on, intimate experience in their travels.…

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Seeing the World with New Eyes

The blast from the whistle of the locomotive quickened my pulse. “Make way! Make way—I’m coming through,” it seemed to say. A huge plume of black smoke rose from the stack as…

Sacred Solitude

Solitude allows a deepening of the present. The Dalai Lama says spend some time alone every day. Much is said of the virtues of connecting with local cultures, but in aloneness you…

Rafting in the Wake of the Grand Canyon’s Wildcat

In honor of the 100-year anniversary of the Grand Canyon National Park, Linda Ballou takes on the Colorado River’s Lava Falls with gratitude to rafting pioneer, Georgie White. Georgie White’s life was…