Interviews

By Everett Potter When I hear the words “bike tour,’ I usually think of a week of cycling in Provence, Vermont or Napa Valley. I picture relatively easy riding, incredible scenery and great food and wine, neatly packaged into a six-night trip by an adventure travel company. What the words

By Ed Wetschler Most European bicycling trips range from sag-wagon easy to blisteringly hard, but a single ItaliaOutdoors Food and Wine trip often features both extremes, and the same goes for the company’s hiking and skiing vacations. Wondering how they manage that, we sat down (on proper chairs, not bicycle

Interview by Everett Potter   Evan McGlinn is  a photojournalist for The New York Times and The Boston Globe as well as a contributing editor for American Express’ Departures magazine. I met him standing at  a bar — well, we are journalists — at the famed Yellowstone Club in Montana

  Interview by Everett Potter Can’t decide between Celebrity and Royal Caribbean? Thinking about the Baltic but not sure who cruises those waters best? Then do what legions of cruise-goers have done for nearly three decades and ask Douglas Ward, arguably the world’s most knowledgeable cruise writer. It would be

Interview by Everett Potter I met Steve Conlon of Above the Clouds years ago. He was a pioneer in the field of adventure travel, taking people on extended treks in the Himalayas. Now his daughter, Lisa Kumari Conlon, is literally following in her father’s footsteps. She has trekked alongside him

By Everett Potter It seems like I run into Brad Nahill, co-founder of SEEtheWILD, every time I speak at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS), a gathering of 600 or so like-minded tour operators, journalists and representatives of adventurous destinations around the world. SEEtheWILD is an expansion of SEE Turtles, and

Interview by Everett Potter I met Irene Lane at the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS)  in Chiapas, Mexico last autumn and was impressed by her approach to travel. Her company, Greenloons, is both kid-friendly and eco-friendly, and she seems to have found a new niche in the world of adventure

By Everett Potter Maria Elena Price of ExperiencePlus! is one of those rare people who actually  grew up in the world of adventure travel. As a five year old, she helped translate ice cream flavors on the first Venice to Pisa tours of Experience Plus!, the company her parents founded

by Ed Wetschler There are more experts on spas, cruises, and ski resorts than stars in the heavens, but when it comes to dude ranches, Gene Kilgore is the expert, a star in his own right. Kilgore dropped out of medical school to write his first guide to ranch vacations

By Everett Potter A couple of months ago, I attended the Adventure Travel World Summit in the charming colonial city of San Cristobal in Chiapas, Mexico. This yearly gathering brings together some of the best and brightest minds — and companies — in the adventure travel world. One of those