Adventure

    (The view from The Island Inn on Monhegan Island, courtesy Island Inn)          I love islands, and I love the state of Maine, so the combination is pretty much guaranteed to satisfy. That’s why I was a happy sailor when the Elizabeth Ann pulled out of Port Clyde,

        In spring, many a young man’s fancy turns to fly fishing. The same could be said of many young women I know. Who better to ask about the appeal of flying fishing than LL Bean fishing expert Mac McKeever (above). McKeever works for Bean's department of Public Affairs

            It's a scene that evokes a 19th century painting. A tall masted ship is sailing past a chain of rugged islands that lie off a rocky coastline. The only sounds are of the wind filling the canvas sails, the creaking of the ship's timbers, and the squawk

     What is the state of adventure travel in 2009? It’s tempting to simply answer, “It’s all on sale.”     Well, sure, as in every other area of the travel industry, there are discounts galore, and you can see them below. They come from Myths & Mountains (above), named

Photo by Christina Heyniger,  travelofftheradar.com      What's happening to the world of adventure travel during this global recession? The man to ask is Shannon Stowell (above right), president of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), an organization that has grown into the largest international association of adventure travel companies. There

    Intrepid Travel is not your garden variety adventure travel tour operator. Not when they can arrange for you to spend 15 days traveling through Uzbekistan for $1,360. Plan a month-long trip for you in the jungle and on the beaches of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo for $2,240.

  In the competitive world of adventure travel, the small adventure travel companies can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Which is a shame, because they can provide the ultimate in personalized service — you’re often dealing with owner of the company as you plan your trip. These small companies

With all of the attention on the Olympic Games in Beijing, this seems like a good time to look at some of the other aspects of the enormous country that is China. Specifically, the wilder side of China, the remote places that offer a glimpse into rural life and tribal

If you’re put off by the idea of visiting a national park because you’ve heard they’re crowded, think again. Admittedly, the Great Smoky Mountains received 9.3 million visitors in 2007, while the Grand Canyon welcomed 4.4 million people and Yellowstone had 3.1 million vacationers. But there are overlooked national parks

Richard West It’s true, the best way to drum a place into your head and heart is with your feet, ideally, on a walking vacation. You notice the scents, discover idiosyncrasies, meet the locals. Many travel writers have put one foot before the other before you and written about it,