Adventure

By Everett Potter In the tumultuous world of American outdoor retailers, it’s refreshing to report on a family business success story. Orvis, the oldest mail-order business in the country and a trusted source for fly fishing gear, travel goods, and sportswear today announced that a third-generation family member, Simon Perkins,

By Everett Potter As the travel world slowly emerges from quarantine, adventure travel companies are getting creative as they lure travelers back.  Getting outdoors and staying outdoors is what these companies are focusing on for the sake of social distancing. The focus is on trips based in North America. With

By Larry Olmsted The National Park Service (NPS) is slowly reopening parks nationwide, but at least in the short term, some concessions and facilities will remain closed and it won’t exactly be business as usual. At this time, you should check any park’s individual website for details of what is

By Larry Olmsted Forget about crowds or spring breakers. Even when travel returns to “normal” after the current pandemic, there will be an emphasis on low-density destinations, the great outdoors, and close-knit time with friends and family, and this kind of trip addresses all of those. “This is the Caribbean

By Everett Potter In the midst of incessant coronavirus coverage, it’s easy to forget other, pressing concerns in the world at large. Global warming is certainly one. Wildlife conservation is another. So it seems timely indeed that British wildlife photographer Graeme Green has stepped forward with a new initiative called

By Everett Potter When we start to travel again, it seems reasonable to expect that more people will consider a glamping vacation. Glamping refers to a permanent or semi-permanent structure located in distinctly beautiful and desirable locations in nature – think forest, desert, seaside, and other remote locations. Some glamping

In 2017, photographer Colleen Duffley traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to run seven marathons in seven days along the shores of Lake Kivu to raise awareness and funds for female coffee farmers, farming families and cooperatives working toward gender equality in the region. She returned with these

By Everett Potter When travel resumes, there are many observers who think that venturing into the great outdoors will have wide appeal. After all, hiking and backpacking are ready-made for social distancing. Even now, before restrictions have been lifted, people are heading off into the woods and mountains for some

Sunset at Mather Point, Grand Canyon National Park. @ XANTERRA By Everett Potter Nothing says “summer vacation” like a visit to one of America’s National Parks. But as summer approaches and the coronavirus stay-at-home mandates continue, when will they reopen? The fact is, while Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone are

By Everett Potter It’s not just hotels, airlines, cruise lines that have been impacted by the stay-at-home bans to curb the coronavirus. The adventure travel industry, which is comprised of many small family-owned outfitters, has taken a devastating hit. I caught up with Shannon Stowell, the CEO of the Adventure