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Adventure Travel and Tours Abroad

Independent Adventure Travel and Tour Advisor
Budget Adventure Travel: Do It Yourself
Tim Leffel offers advice and personal examples on how plan and book your own adventure abroad.
Adventuring Abroad
Dorothy Conlon reflects upon her unique perspective as a senior experienced in many forms of adventure travel abroad.
Independent Adventure Travel and Tour Participant Reports
How to Plan Your Own Tibetan Trekking Adventure
Andris Bjornson describes options for trekking adventures in Tibet. He provides excellent practical survival resources and travel advice.
Journey Botswana
Rob Sangster describes his safari (Swahili for "journey") experience in Botswana and discovers a new emphasis on ecology.
Budget Adventure Travel: Tour the World on a Bike
Friedel Rother describes the many ways to bicycle abroad or anywhere in the world—options which range from independent to luxury group travel.
Around the World by Sailboat
Andy Schell describes the euphoria and the realities of traveling around the world on a large sailboat, while offering advice and resources on how to find this adventurous life-changing work.
Trekking the Himalayas
Larry Morgan provides inside tips on trekking in the Himalayas and supplements his report with excellent resources and some breath-taking photos from his own adventurous journey in Nepal.
Trekking in Patagonia, Argentina
Volker Poelzl on his adventure hiking through Patagonia in Argentina and visiting the Mapuche Indian community. Volker provides tips and resources should you wish to explore the region and contribute to the local community.
Adventure Activities in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Shanie Matthews describes 9 adventure activies to be enjoyed in beautiful and eclectic San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina while providing resources.
Rafting to a Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica: Indulge in a Sustainable Adventure
82-year old Katherine McIntyre describes an adventure tour on a great rafting river in Costa Rica where the destination is a sustainable lodge down the river.
Adventure and Nature-Based Travel in Costa Rica: A Group Trip Provides a Rich Sampling
Amy Angelilli on nature and adventure tours in Costa Rica which offer discoveries of some of the best the country has to offer.
Spanish and Whitewater Kayaking in Chile
Ann Beman describes her learning adventure in Chile, where she participated in whitewater rafting while improving her Spanish.
Budget African Safaris
David A. Smith describes a safari adventure tour in Mozambique for those who travel on a budget.
Budget Safari Adventure in Ghana
Lauren Edwards describes an alternative adventure safari in Ghana that will not break your budget.
Namibian Camping Safaris: Budget-Priced Community-Based Nature Tourism
Anne Loxton on budget Namibian Safaris where the money goes back to the local community.
Travel by Cargo Ship Around the World
Friedel Rother describes the many advantages of travel by cargo ship, which is at once adventurous, cheap, and practical.
A Desert Escape in Egypt
Nicole Feliciano found an escape from the bustling streets of Cairo on a private desert safari.
Trekking in Morocco's Magical Sahara Desert
Friedel Rother provides inside practical information for those who wish to partake in a memorable cultural and physical adventure in the desert.
Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
Alison Gardner describes her exhilarating trip in a hot air balloon over the volcanic landscapes and stone-house communities in Cappadocia, Turkey. She also provides resources for ballooning in beautiful locations around the world.
The Rebirth of an Island: Thailand ’s Koh Phi Phi Dive Camp Is Open for Business 
Chris Mitchell describes the renaissance of one of the most beautiful islands, and finest scuba diving locations in Thailand after a remarkable post-tsunami clean-up spearheaded by volunteers..
Travel to Okinawa: The Center for Martial Arts
Nolan Webb describes how to travel and train in Okinawa, Japan—the virtual mecca for those who have dedicated their lives to the study of the martial arts.
Budget Adventure Travel in the Dominican Republic: Inexpensive if You Go On Your Own
Barbara Gail Warden shares her experience of the many options for budget adventure travel in the beautiful land of the Dominican Republic.
Adventure on Samos Island in Greece
Artist Donia Lilly provides a tour of the natural and cultural attractions of the relatively unknown island of Samos, Greece and describes how adventure sports tourism may help contribute to sustaining its natural beauty and economy.
An Adventure Surfing on the Cheap in Cornwall, England
Ben Keene on learning to surf at a surfing school in Penzance, a port in Cornwall, England.
Adventure Travel With a Group
R.M. O'Brien, a tour leader, on the pros and cons of leaving decisions to others.
Climbing in Germany
Daniela Persike on rock climbing in Germany.
Diving with Sharks in South Africa
Sharon Harris participated in a program in South Africa which dispelled all myths about sharks.
Diving in Honduras
Kevin Revolinski on an untouristed and inexpensive place to dive and eat.
Hiking in Namibia
Ben Pretorius on the tough but rewarding Fish River Canyon hiking trail.
Bicycle Touring Worldwide
Daniel Andrzejek on worldwide bicycling adventures and bicycling tours which allow you to travel at a pace to meet the local people.
Biking in Eastern Europe
Tim Leffel describes some of the many cycling options in Eastern Europe. Biking options range from organizations which provide itineraries for independent cyclists to group cycling tours, and may include visits to wineries.
Cycling and Wine Tasting in Bordeaux
Michael Kerwin takes you on a trip through Bordeaux and offers tips for drinking great wine while cycling through the countryside.
Cycling and Learning About Wines in New Zealand
Michael Kerwin takes you on a trip through two areas of New Zealand and offers tips for learning to find great wine while cycling and enjoying the countryside.
Travel through Libya: Ancient Wonders
Victor Paul Borg on what became a form of adventure travel in Libya—still a relatively unvisted country.
Biking Across Africa
Hope Wall on a great way to see the continent and meet the natives.
Bicycle Touring In Europe
Rick Steves and Kathy Widing provide practical information on European bicycling adventures and bicycling tours.
Mountain Biking in the Alps
Mark Diorio on the adventures he experienced mountain biking through the Alps.
Camping in Africa
Janet Williams says that camping in Africa is the best form of immersion with the people, the culture, and the wildlife and provides tips and resources on how to do so respectfully.
Winter Adventures in Finland
Brent Cassidy shares his love forthe adventure he experienced in the winter wonderland that is Finland.
Renewal in the Yucatan
Lauryn Axelrod tells her story of "unique week-long painting, writing, biking, cooking, sea kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, nature watching, and other art and adventure workshops based in a secluded ecolodge on the beach".