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The Differences Between Overseas Volunteering and ‘Voluntourism’

This article discuses the fundamental differences between true overseas volunteering and that of the new fad ‘volontourism’. Highlighting the benefits and negatives of each and giving tips on how to best plan a year out.

How To Find Adventure Without Going Anywhere

Ever gone travelling off the beaten track? Young people may do this before they embark on a new career and those recently retired from an old one can also seek somewhere different. They go off to exotic locations to discover what is there and at the same time find out something about themselves. Perhaps we all need a thrilling time occasionally, to get away from the hum-drum aspects of everyday life. Travelling is not an option for everyone. However, the journey can be found in other ways. George Eliot wrote, ‘Adventure is not outside man; it is within.’ In other words, we can wake-up to the excitement of life within the confines of our normal circumstances. Many have reported on inner journeys they have taken that opened up new horizons for them.

Backpacking Is the Best Way to Travel

I’m addicted to backpacking. There are so many places that I want to go in the world and I really do not see a reason why I will not visit them. Backpacking the best way to travel in my opinion.

Southern Patagonia Opens for the Summer Season!

Many cities at the “End of the World” are preparing for spring. The small towns are just on the verge of beginning another hiking, kayaking, climbing, and horseback riding season! Patagonia is known for difficult conditions and its absolute remoteness. However, adventure travel in the area is extremely exciting due to how unpredictable the weather can be. You can find averages for the weather, but this is not an indication of how quickly it changes and difficult it can be to prepare for any sort of outdoor adventure. This article will help you prepare your gear for a trip into the true wilderness.

What I Was Asked Traveling in the Far East?

Have you been trekking in Nepal? I always reply that although I have visited Nepal previously, that no, I haven’t been trekking. Apparently this is a terrible thing to say, or admit to, so this trip I set about to rectify the situation.

You (Almost) Can Fly – Skydive

From Icarus to Superman, humankind has told some of its greatest stories about the joys, wonders, and dangers of free flight. People just naturally yearn for the magic power to defy gravity and soar above the earth.

Uganda Bwindi Park – New Mountain Gorilla Trekking Groups to Be Launched

Despite the other natural tourists’ attractions and game in several of the Ugandan national parks, Mountain Gorilla tracking remains to be the best recognized tourism activity for Uganda, hence it comes with less surprise that the Uganda Wildlife Authority will in November launch two new gorilla families to increase the number of gorilla tracking visitors to the country. The Uganda Wildlife Authority’s acting executive director, Dr Andrew Seguya made the announcement. Gorilla trekking tourists will then access more than 7 habituated mountain gorilla families making purchase of a gorilla permit more easy and a little less competitive than it currently is.

5 Top Countries for Backpackers

Travel writers classify backpacking in the genre of “adventure travel,” and for good reason. Backpackers enjoy the sights up close, and can interact closely with local folks, experiencing cuisine and customs that other travelers may not be party to. With this said, what are key considerations for a great backpacking destination?

Head to Cairns for a Break Filled With Active Fun

Australia is a classic destination for outdoorsy holidays, and those wanting to fill their time away with thrill-seeking fun should look for cheap hotels in Cairns. Cairns is known all over the world for being an adventure-packed city that attracts all kinds of travellers looking to push themselves to the limit through a variety of physical pursuits that can test the hardiest of people. If you are heading to Australia on a gap year break, your budget will more than likely be tight – but Cairns is fantastically affordable and boasts a huge selection of cheap hostels and…

Woman Motorcycle Riders Tour Northern Ontario

Take eight experienced women riders from across North America, give them brand new touring motorcycles, set them loose in Northern Ontario for a few days and there are bound to be adventures. Add in the facts that they’re motorcycle journalists and communities are expecting them and you’ve set the stage for what will undoubtedly be many memorable experiences.

Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review – As Rugged As You Are

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 is the latest camera to be introduced in the waterproof camera and rugged camera niche. The camera has a cool GPS system built-in along with an ecompass. The AW100 is really as rugged as you are.

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