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?

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Four measly seasons may not be enough. The Sámi people of Lapland say their region's eight seasons better express their lifestyle and the cycles of their land. So, what are these seasons?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Our writer shares her experience of hiking Spain's el Caminito del Rey, once considered the world's most dangerous path. It was closed for 15 years after five people died on it and reopened in 2015 as a new, improved attraction.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

The island of Ilha da Queimada Grande off the coast of Brazil is home to an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 venomous snakes, which translates to about one snake every 3 feet. Watch where you step.

By Jesslyn Shields

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HowStuffWorks heads to Historic Banning Mills, the world's largest zip line canopy park, to learn the science behind how zip line courses speed through the trees.

Treasure hunting may be dangerous, but it sure is super exciting. Here are five treasures people are hunting down right now.

By Mark Mancini

Solo travel is on the rise ... and it's mostly women on the go.

By Cherise Threewitt

New Zealand's public accident insurance fund has made the country a magnet for extreme sports and adventure seekers.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Don't believe the hype: Not all millennials are entitled. A report on vacationing shows their age group is the most vacation-deprived of any.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Many articles have been written about the positive effects of travel. But can it also be too much of a good thing?

By Dave Roos

The most inhospitable continent in the world can be a surprisingly normal at times. But then you have to mail your poop home.

By Jesslyn Shields

Frenchman Guirec Soudée is sailing around the world by himself. But since everyone needs a first mate, he enlisted a laying hen.

By Jesslyn Shields

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There's something about abandoned cities that makes you curious about what happened. Here are 10 where you can satisfy that curiosity by taking a visit.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?

By John Donovan

Photographer Philip Grossman used drones to capture these amazing shots of the nuclear meltdown site and abandoned city of Pripyat.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?

By Kate Kershner

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The "rage room," where people can buy incremental time to smash household items and office products, is a European craze that may be coming to a city near you.

By Laurie L. Dove

Sometimes you need to take a walk to clear your head. For one man who circumnavigated the globe, that walk lasted more than a decade and stretched nearly 50,000 miles.

By Ben Bowlin

Sure, you can get a cheeseburger almost anywhere, but when you're traveling, why not sample the food the locals specialize in – and love? Street food gives you a tasty window into another culture. Here are our recommendations for your next trip.

By Dave Roos

Some spots on Earth seem like they're straight out of the Lonely Planet guide to outer space – NASA even uses them for training. What and where are they?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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Do you want to explore a part of the world that's new to you, but can't come up with anything exciting? We've got 10 ideas for adventurous trips.

By Brian Boone

Bungee jumping from a hot air balloon. The human catapult. Stunt flying. So many ways to make your organs shift.

By Clint Pumphrey

When you think of the Grand Canyon, you might think of a breathtaking view from high above. But one of the best ways to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world is to see it from the water.

By Jane McGrath

Think tree houses are just for kids? Think again. If you're up for an adventure like none other, then check out these 10 leafy getaways across the globe.

By Mark Boyer

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The magic of the bush and the wild animals comes alive on a safari. Our guide will tell you where and when to go and what to take.

By Becky Striepe

All travel has the potential to be an adventure; however, it may not be the type of adventure you want. But if you combine adventure with knowledge -- now you have a nearly unbeatable trip.

By Jamie Page Deaton