adventure

By Everett Potter There are a handful of adventure travel companies that really define the genre. Wilderness Travel is among them.  The 40 year old company creates extraordinary itineraries, has legions of repeat travelers and has a knack for discovering or rediscovering lost corners of the earth. I recently had chance a

By Eleanor Berman Five hundred forty seven photos later, I’m home from Alaska, still marveling at the stupendous scenery that greeted us every single day. There are many mighty mountains of course, but the combination of sea and snow-capped peaks, the glaciers, the wildlife and the vast green virginal spaces

By Everett Potter Whitewater rafting on wild river rapids is an exhilarating outdoor pursuit. But is it really only for thrill-seekers who also happen to be uber-fit athletes? We spoke with two of the country’s leading rafting companies to dispel five myths about the sport. 1. River rafting is only

Story & photos by Chris “Chez” Chesak In the Costa Rican jungle, at the base of the zipline tower, she balked, refusing to go any further. With my family all geared up in harnesses, helmets and gloves and the guides egging her on, our 8-year old daughter was not only

By Everett Potter Walking is good for you, so it’s not surprising that there are travel companies that have made it the centerpiece of their tours. But what exactly is a walking vacation? Here are five myths taken down by two leading walking tour operators. Continue reading …    

  Interview by Everett Potter This month, we’re giving away an amazing bike trip in Italy with ExperiencePlus! (you can enter here). Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi-Price founded the company that would become ExperiencePlus! in 1972, an eternity ago in the world of adventure travel. Italy was and is their

We’re thrilled to be partnering with ExOfficio for a great gear giveaway. We’re giving away one pair of Kukura pants and one Rain Logic Jacket, for either a man or a woman. We’re also giving a 40% discount on both items for those who don’t win the big prize. ExOfficio

Ireland will welcome the Adventure Travel World Summit 2014 in Killarney in October, a gathering of some 600 plus tour operators, destination specialists, journalists and others in the world of adventure travel. I will be attending but I had a chance this week to ask Rob Rankin, founder and owner

In less than two months, the  Adventure Travel World Summit 2014 kicks off in Killarney, Ireland. The country has exploded with adventure travel opportunities and one of the best of the newer companies is Vagabond Ireland, which offers a great way to get out and sea kayak, hike, bike and