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Being an explorer
Four Ways You Are Already An Explorer by Amy Gigi Alexander
"Exploration today is about our own human potential—whether it is an inner journey or one based on discovery outside of ourselves."
Adventure Travel Solo versus Group Adventure Travel: Solo or in a Small Group? by Lies Ouwerkerk
An exploration of the pros and cons of solo and group travel by a very experienced globetrotter who has explored very remote regions.
Adventure Travel in a Group Adventure Travel in a Group by R.M. O'Brien
A tour leader describes both the pros and cons of leaving some travel decisions to others, and offers resources for those who wish to go on small group tours with an emphasis on responsible tourism.
Budget adventure travel Budget Adventure Travel: Do It Yourself by Tim Leffel
How to research and book budget adventure travel or tours abroad on your own, as laid out by a long-time world traveler and author.
Adventure Travel Abroad by a Senior Adventure Travel as a Senior by Dorothy Conlon
A unique perspective by an experienced senior describing her many adventurous travels around the globe, sharing some of her many memories.
 Adventure Travel and Tour Participant Reports
South Africa elephant Camping Safari in Northern South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe by Lies Ouwerkerk
An illustrated series of varied adventures through remarkable regions and countries while in a small group, camping and seeing spectacular wildlife and natural wonders, while meeting some local people along the way.
Climbing Kilimanjaro in Kenya

Listening to the Silence by James Michael Dorsey

Winner of the 2016 Narrative Writing Contest

Whale in Mexico The Whale Keepers of San Ignacio
The story of a unique community in Mexico with whom James has worked for many years.
Adventure Travel with Tuaregs in Mail Among the Blue Men: Travel, Ritual, and Adventure with a Tuareg Nomadic Tribe in Mali by James Michael Dorsey
A nomadic tribe in Mali graciously invite an adventurous author into their clan, where he witnesses their unique rituals and lives.
Adventure travel in Patagonia Visiting Patagonia with an Argentinean Adventure Travel Company by Lies Ouwerkerk
A low-cost adventure travel tour with a local Argentinean company in beautiful and diverse Patagonia.
Sustainable Mexican tourism A More Sustainable Face of Mexican Tourism by Tim Leffel
Some sustainable tours in Mexico for those who wish to explore regions of the country without taking a generic package.
Monk in Myanmar Going in Circles in Myanmar
Taking the circle train from Yangon, Myanmar offers an entrancing inside view into a fascinating country.
Mekong river Bagan Rising by James Michael Dorsey
Over 1,000 ago Bagan — in what is now Myanmar — was created as a sacred city and is now an untouched archeological site. The author takes you to a spiritual place of beauty tourists and Buddhists come to revere.
Mekong river Life on the Mekong River by James Michael Dorsey
The Mekong River flows through parts of six countries, carries much commerce, and is where people live colorful lives. James Michael Dorsey paints in words and images an iconic region.
Maasai tribe Walking with Markus by James Michael Dorsey
Markus, a warm and generous host, generously shares a glimpse into the material and spiritual lives of a Maasai community in East Africa.
Genghis Khan shrine in China The Spirit of Genghis Khan: The Stone Monoliths of Kanas, China by James Michael Dorsey
An exploration of the origin and meaning of sacred stone monoliths in Northwestern China, from the era of the legendary historical figure Genghis Khan — shaman and legendary leader.
Early mankind in Tanzania The Hadzabe of Tanzania: Visiting My Own Ancestors by James Michael Dorsey
How often are you allowed into a clan who live as did early humanity, able to observe and even asked to participate in primordial rituals that represent the essence of our existence? The author describes the experience vividly.
An exorcism in Burkino Faso The Accidental Spirit: Experiencing an Exorcism in Burkina Faso, West Africa by James Michael Dorsey
A very rare first-hand experience by an westerner who becomes accidentally involved in an exorcism during a traditional ceremony.
Haida Totems in Canada The Haida Monumental Totem Poles by James Michael Dorsey
A visit to a remote archipelago on the Northwest Coast of Canada where the Haida Nation creates the last of the free-standing totems.
Monks in China China’s Ethnic and Cultural Diversity: Along Yunnan’s Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road by Lies Ouwerkerk, Senior Contributing Editor
A beautifully-illustrated voyage deep into the diverse Yunnan tea and horse caravan road in China leads to a plethora of interesting rituals and experiences with the many local subcultures.
Travel in Tana Toraja Indonesia Travel in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia by Lies Ouwerkerk
A richly illustrated and adventurous voyage to the land, culture, and people who practice a unique and very colorful form of animism.
Adeventure Travel in the Arctic Call of the Arctic: Voyage by Icebreaker Ship Along the Edge of the World by Lies Ouwerkerk
Traveling on an icebreaker had been on my wish list for quite a long time. Polar expeditions do not come cheap, however, as icebreakers are extremely expensive to run, due to high fuel costs and crew/staff—passenger ratio. But when an extra work contract fell unexpectedly into my lap this year, I jumped on the sudden opportunity to make my dream come true.
Bariloche adventures 9 Adventure Activities in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina by Shanie Matthews
Beautiful and eclectic San Carlos de Bariloche provides a plethora of activities for the adventurous.
Tibet adventures How to Plan Your Own Tibetan Trekking Adventure by Andris Bjornson
The many options for trekking adventures in Tibet, including practical survival resources and travel advice.
Safari in Botswana Journey Botswana by Rob Sangster
A safari (Swahili for "journey") experience in Botswana reveals not only incredible wildlife but a new emphasis on ecology.
Sailing on a sailboat Around the World by Sailboat by Andy Schnell
The euphoria and the realities of traveling around the world on a large sailboat, with advice and resources on how to find such adventurous life-changing travel and even work.
Biking around the world Budget Adventure Travel: Tour the World on a Bike by Friedel Rother
The many ways to bicycle anywhere in the world—options which range from independent to luxury group travel.
Travel Mauritania Travels and Adventures Along Mauritania's Ancient Caravan Routes by Lies Ouwerkerk
A fascinating and colorful account of a series of adventures in the desert along the ancient caravan routes in the relatively unvisited country of Mauritania, North Africa
Costa rica rafting Rafting to a Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica: Indulge in a Sustainable Adventure by Katherine McIntyre
An adventure tour on a great rafting river in Costa Rica where the destination is a sustainable lodge down the river.
Travel by cargo ship worldwide Travel by Cargo Ship Around the World by Friedel Rother
The many advantages of travel by cargo ship, which is at once adventurous, cheap, and practical.
Adventure sports in Greece Adventure on Samos Island in Greece by Donia Lilly
A tour of the natural and cultural attractions of the relatively unknown island of Samos, Greece and a description of how adventure sports tourism may help contribute to sustaining its natural beauty and economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Mountain Towns to Study Spanish in Latin America and Spain: Combine Language Learning and Adventures in Nature by Mary Beth Strawn 
6 of the top language schools to study Spanish and experience adventure in Latin America and Spain.
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.
A Desert Escape in Egypt
Nicole Feliciano found an escape from the bustling streets of Cairo on a private desert safari.
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.
Intimate Glimpses of Canada's Wild West Coast
Alison Gardner on her trip aboard a historic boat which visits Canadas's west coast shoreline and culturally rich islands with Mothership Adventures tours.
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.
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.
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".
Adventure Travel in Eastern Quebec by Lies Ouwerkerk
A unique adventure travel experience in beautiful Eastern Quebec, which included an activity involving swinging from tree to tree.
Adventure travel in Ecuador with Lead Adventures
Volunteering in France with Aliore
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