Adventures in Travel

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…

Traveling Smart

Each year I attend the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show at the L.A. Convention Center. I am like a kid in a candy store roaming the exhibitor booths where I shake…