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Whitewater sledging is a sport that was brought to Colorado by New Zealanders. Photo by Carly Blatt
Watersledging is a sport that was brought to Colorado by New Zealanders. Photo by Carly Blatt

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Lots of people like to include at least one daring adventure on their vacation, and GoNOMAD has gathered outdoor adventure stories from all over the world.

Some are by experienced divers and mountaineers, and some are by intrepid families searching the world for fun and adventure.

Here are some sample stories:

Colorado Adventuring By Air, By Land and By Water

With a slew of adrenaline-pumping activities rivaling adventure hotspots like Queenstown, New Zealand, and Interlaken, Switzerland, Colorado holds bragging rights as one of the top domestic destinations to get your summer kicks all in one place. 

Friendly Colorado resort towns like Winter Park, Glenwood Springs and Snowmass Village offer a more intimate feel than some of their better-known cousins like Vail and Breckenridge – and at more reasonable prices.

Together, the three towns promise an assortment of unique warm-weather adventure activities geared toward appeasing speed-demons, water babies, bird wannabes, and cave dwellers alike.

Here you'll find, mountain boarding, whitewater sledging, mountain biking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, alpine sliding, whitewater rafting, paragliding, ziplining and lots of other adrenaline-pumping activities... Read more

 

A blue ice tunnel in the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand's South Island. Photo by David Rich.
A blue ice tunnel in the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand's South Island. Photo by David Rich.

New Zealand's South Island: Splendid Adventuring

South Island adventuring races the gamut from bungee jumping and jet-boating to paragliding and sky-diving, but after doing it all I found my tastes ran to wet and ice, from Class IV rafting and motor-boating the Marlborough Sounds to tramping around on a blue-ice glacier. And it all began like this:

Rafting addicts start young, like forty years ago when I built my first and very unwieldy raft from two road-grader inner-tubes, six 30-gallon oil drums, a slew of 1" x 8" planks and coils of bailing wire to raft the Colorado River above Moab, Utah.

That multi-day episode ended after a whirlpool catapulted four of us, including wife number one, onto a sheer rock cliff.

Though wife one was gallantly rescued and dropped safely on the other side of the river, the side with a road, marriage number one never seemed quite the same... Read more

 

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Bicycling

A rafting guide in Bosnia. Photo by Cindy-Lou Dale.

Canoeing

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Kayaking

Rafting

Sailing

Snorkeling

Skiing

Snowboarding

Surfing

Ziplining

 

 

Outdoor Adventure

and Outdoor Adventure By Laurie Ellis When I got the invitation to go to Costa Rica in November, I
on photo to enlarge. Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Bucolic Beauty and Outdoor Adventure
courtesy of Laurel Eastman Kiteboarding. Cabarete: A Dominican Adventure By Nicholas J
Un-BelizableA, Belize Inland and By The Sea By Tab Hauser With a family interest in adventure
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as all the other points of interest in Jordan. But, if youAre looking for adventure, excitement
A bungee trampoline at Della Adventure. Photos by Mridula Dwivedi. Lonavala, India
will be hosting its annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure in celebration of the bicentennial of the War
of the Sahara, Douz Tunisia Travel Adventure, Cell Phones in the Sahara Family Travel, Sahara
. The Calgary Stampede: Behind the Scenes at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth By Lisa St. John When
Antigua: British Colonial Charm and Outdoor Adventures Devil's bridge. Jean Spoljaric photos
Guide Karelia, Russia: Outdoor Recreation and Lively Nightlife By Rina Galaktionova Where

 

 

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