Adventure Travel

When you think of taking a vacation do you dream of relaxing on a beach? Or does your mind turn to something a little wilder -- an African safari or agritoursim chores?


Sure, you can camp in a tree. The question is: Will you sleep in a portaledge, a "tree boat" or a tree house? And also, are you afraid of heights?

A walking adventure provides the perfect pace to take in everything around you and truly experience a destination. These 5 tips could make it even more enjoyable.

Got the tour-bus blues? Cycling day trips will help you see the sights and get some exercise at the same time. These two-wheeled excursions are getting more popular every day.

Bungee jumping isn't for the faint of heart. And these five bungee jumping destinations are for the most extreme of bungee jumpers.

There's not a music lover among us who hasn't dreamt of singing on stage with their favorite rock group. Enter Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.

Did you ever build one of those volcano models and watch it spew vinegar and baking soda everywhere? That science-fair stuff doesn't hold a candle to seeing a real volcano in action, as we'll show you.

With miles and miles of beaches and two oceans to choose from, it's obvious why Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to catch some waves. Whether you're a novice or a veteran, we've got tips for your trip to this surfing paradise.

Yeah, being trampled by bulls at San Fermin would hurt. But it sure beats sitting in a cubicle at the office. What adventures can you squeeze into your next vacation?

For centuries, thrill seekers have been enjoying the feeling of traveling down a cable at high speed. Although it can be dangerous, the experience is safer and more popular than ever.

Train travel has a romance that you just won't get from your average car ride. But not all train voyages are created equal. Some trains and landscapes set themselves apart from the rest of the pack.

As you travel around the world, you'll be exposed to all kinds of foods the likes of which you've never seen before. What are some you should make a point of trying?

Many a travel writer has offered up colorful, anecdotal evidence that travel is a life-changing affair, and who hasn't been wooed by the potentially transformative powers of a trip to a faraway place? But does travel really change you?

Many of us have stayed up late scouring the Internet for the perfect flight to the perfect resort to cheer us up and perhaps even change our lives. But does travel really serve up all the joy we crave?

There are many ways you can practice sustainable travel, from choosing hotels that conserve electricity and water to buying food and other goods that are produced locally. What else can you do?

Abandoned cities, haunted buildings, eccentric rituals and unexplained relics -- what bizarre stories do these peculiar islands have to tell?

A fiery crater. A gaping sinkhole that swallowed a city block. A narrow borehole people drilled deep into the Earth. The planet sure has some bizarre cavities.

Weather like this may be the most dramatic, but there are many reasons you might find yourself stuck on an airport tarmac. What causes tarmac delays?

Have you been experiencing underwater wanderlust lately? Whether you want to go snorkeling at a nearby beach or sleep overnight in an underwater hotel, the possibilities are as deep as the oceans.

When planning your next vacation, you may want to consider a country where you'll receive a warm welcome from the residents. But where are the friendliest people in the world?

Tired of the usual road trips and holidays at the beach? If you're looking for something a little more intense, check out these five extreme vacations that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

Interested in the thrill of getting up close and personal with some of the ocean's most amazing creatures? Diving with sharks is quickly becoming a popular activity with adventurers around the globe.

Does the idea of sitting on a beach sound too safe, too comfortable or too easy? You might be in the market for a thrilling stunt vacation.

Going on vacation can be fun, but nothing can ruin a trip faster than a threat to your safety in a place you don't know. Luckily for you, that's nothing a little planning can't fix. Here are a few ways to feel more secure abroad.

With today's technology and our destruction of the rainforests, is it really possible for a group of people to go undiscovered? And what exactly does "undiscovered" mean?

Snowboarding is one of the fastest growing sports. Where can you find the best spots to set down your board and work on your tricks?