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5 Tips for a Walking Adventure Journey


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Find a Partner
A couple hikes along the Flattop Mountain Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park, Colo.
A couple hikes along the Flattop Mountain Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park, Colo.
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Adventures are much better when you have someone to share it with. You want to go on your walking adventure and be able to relive the memories with someone. So take a close friend, or a member (or two) of your family along with you. Ask someone who you know will love the trip as much as you. Pick a partner in crime and plan the perfect trip together.

There are lots of adventure-walk companies that cater to specific groups. Family adventure walks and women-only adventures are also available from some of the companies.

Think you can't take your kids on one of these adventures? Think again. In the Dolomite Mountains of Italy, World War I soldiers built a series of walkways between the rocks so they could pass safely to the front line of the war. Today, the routes are used for adventure walkers, and kids as young as 8 have taken on the challenge.

So bring someone along on your walking journey. Or at least make some new friends while you're there. Adventures are best experienced when they're shared.


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