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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Could you ever see yourself turning your back on a normal job and living the life of a nomadic free spirit for a week, a month or even an entire year? If so, adventure cycling is probably for you.

By Akweli Parker

Rainforests are normally dark with very little sunlight seeping through from above. But up in the treetops -- that's where the real party is happening.

By Christopher Lampton

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?

By Clint Pumphrey

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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.

By Christopher Neiger

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

By John Perritano

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.

By John Perritano

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.

By Kate Kershner

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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?

By Amanda Arnold

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?

By Amanda Arnold

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?

By Clint Pumphrey

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

By Clint Pumphrey

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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.

By Clint Pumphrey

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?

By Stephanie Crawford

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.

By Gerlinda Grimes

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?

By Thomas Moore

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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.

By Thomas Moore

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.

By Stephanie Watson

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?

By Patrick J. Kiger

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?

By Sarah Winkler

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Unless you have an entourage of people to carry around all your bags, you'll want to pack light. So what's the best way to bring the least when you travel?

By Patrick J. Kiger

The road trip is an American tradition, and some drives are simply more beautiful than others. If you're looking to tour the country by car, which scenic routes should you take?

By Debra Ronca

There are some views so magnificent that people travel across oceans and continents to see them. What are they?

By Charles W. Bryant

If you live in a sprawling city, it's probably hard to imagine what "remote" would even be like. But many, many miles out on the lonely sea, one sparsely inhabited island fits the bill.

By Sarah Winkler

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When you're away from home, it takes more than a sharp eye and a tight grip on your luggage to protect yourself from theft and fraud. Take a look at this list to find out the most common techniques for separating you from your money.

By Debra Ronca

It isn't necessarily advisable to visit any of these areas. But then again, if you're willing to take the risk, you'll get to explore places most people will never have the guts to see.

By Charles W. Bryant