Adventure Travel

ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Hanging out of a helicopter over Santa Barbara's Channel Islands

A Doors-Off Helicopter Ride Over Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands

“Are you taking the ferry or a helicopter?” I glared at Conor with a disdained smirk. “What do you think?” I prodded back slyly. The answer should have been so […]

Adventure Activities in Asheville, NC: Looking Glass Falls

Asheville, North Carolina: Outdoor Adventure Mecca of the United States

Experiencing all the best adventure that Asheville, North Carolina has to offer.

Planes landing on Maho Beach is an adventure in itself!

A Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel in the Eastern Caribbean

Adventure activities in Grand Turk, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten!

My 6 Most Inspiring Moments from the Road

My 6 Most Inspiring Moments From the Road

Time passes in such a blur that it’s hard to memorialize every moment that has changed our lives in some way. But there are a few…a select number of special […]

Travel Goals That Elude Me

5 Elusive Travel Goals That Are High on My List

To be honest, I'm not one for bucket lists. The notion that there are a certain number of things I need to do in order to be happy is ridiculous. It's impossible to […]

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will […]

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After […]

Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

I was startled awake in the middle of the night by a strange Egyptian man shouting loudly at me in Arabic. He seemed angry, but I couldn’t figure out what was […]

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

“Get down!” the local Bedouin man shouted. “Not allowed!” An awkward-looking twenty-something with blonde dreadlocks and a peach-fuzz beard peeked his head over the edge of the cliff and then […]

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn't always cooperate at […]

Paragliding Selfie!

Paragliding in Medellin, Colombia

Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. […]

Taking the Slow Boat From Thailand to Laos (and Trying to Bribe the Border Patrol)

“No no–you don't come! No paper in passport!” The Thai man at the border between Thailand and Laos had begun shouting at a Canadian girl at our table. He had […]

Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

Almost Going Under the Knife in China and Dodging an $8,000 Medical Bill in Singapore

The needles and probes I could at least understand, but the Vasoline on my belly just didn’t make any sense. I was getting an ultrasound and, had anybody at the […]

A Thrillseeker's Adventure Guide to London

A Thrillseeker's Adventure Guide to London

You probably wouldn’t associate London with adventure. After all, it’s a majestic, historic city. Obviously, you haven’t been watching the James Bond films, in which we saw the secret agent […]

The cockpit of a Cessna 172

Flying (and Almost Falling out of) a Cessna 172 Over the Mountains of North Carolina

I stumbled into the vessel and took note of my surroundings. It was overwhelming: the buttons, knobs, screens, graphs, sprockets and thinga-ma-bobbers were all jumbled together on one dashboard. I […]

THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

A curated list of more than 50 tools and resources that will help you travel the world on your own terms.