Adventure

By Everett Potter If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to self-select and maintain our own pod or bubble as much as we can. That’s especially true with adventure travel. Instead of traveling with strangers, why not travel with people that you know? For those who

By Everett Potter Just when we thought it was safe to travel again, Omicron arrived. I seem to have spent more time making and cancelling travel plans in the past few months than I’d care to admit. While the coast is far from clear, it seems like carpe diem should be

By Everett Potter Adventure travel has taken a big hit during the pandemic but there are indications that it could be a bright light in 2022. I caught up with Shannon Stowell, the CEO of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), to get his take on what we can expect

By Everett Potter There’s a lot of pent-up demand among travelers seeking amazing adventure trips and discoveries in 2022. We’re talking about something beyond the usual six-day soft adventure trip. If you want to take your travels to the next level and return home with amazing tales and bragging rights,

By Everett Potter Seeing the world on two wheels is a pretty terrific way to get back into the swing of travel. The grand prize for so many riders is Europe and some of the best tour operators in the world have obliged with new biking itineraries for 2022. If

By Everett Potter As many of us slowly resume traveling, nothing epitomizes “slow travel” more than a walking trip. The best itineraries are a combination of dramatic scenery, wonderful regional cuisine and a pace that offers exercise and adventure in equal measure. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the

By Julie Snyder Decades ago, on the eve of my wedding, a long-married friend took me aside to share her take on the institution I had dodged for forty years. “Being married isn’t better or worse than being single,” she declared. “It’s just different.” The essence of her observation applied

By Larry Olmsted More than two-thirds of Americans (approximately 70%) take vacations annually. After 18 months of severe impact from COVID-19, pent up demand has led to record bookings for many higher-end tour operators and travel companies for 2022, when many consumers hope for normalcy, or at least safety, while

By Steve Jermanok If you have the good fortune to meet Beverley Franklin at the Long Beach Visitors Center on the Fundy Trail Parkway, as we did this past Sunday, by all means stop and say hello. After all, it was her father, Mitchell Franklin, a hotel and movie theater

By Brian E. Clark When Kate Schade moved from her college digs at the University of New Hampshire to Wyoming in 1993, she never anticipated that she’d one day be heading a company that will produce between 5 and 6 million energy bars this year. She was simply following in her