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Outdoor Adventure

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

Read Articles About Outdoor Adventure on GoNOMAD

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. More and more of our reader's trips include either a hike, a paddle, some extreme sports or another way to get some exercise.  Getting outside has become a big part of why we travel. 

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

All of the stories here share one thing...that spending time outdoors, no matter what you're doing, enriches your trip and so, it's always a part of a trip's agenda. 

Get ready to get active...wherever you're going!


 Read more GoNOMAD stories about: 

Bicycling - Canoeing - Hiking - Horseback Riding - Kayaking - Rafting - Sailing - Snorkeling - Skiing - 
Snowboarding - Surfing - Ziplining


Maryland: A Potomac Outdoor Escape
The beauty of the Potomac River is a must-see while visiting Virginia or Maryland.
India: A Boat-ride in the Monroe Islands of Kerala
The Monroe Islands of Kerala, India Aboard a small skiff, nature is close at hand in this watery place
France: Hiking through Vanoise National Park
France:Travel writer Desiree Michels shares the ups and downs of her hut-to-hut hiking tour through the mountains of Park de la Vanoise, French Alps.
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India: Romancing the Chandratal Lake
This traveler writes about her 'love at first site' experience seeing Chandratal Lake in India.
Israel: Embracing All Things Adrenaline
For the thrill-seekers of the world, Israel is the place to fulfill all of your adventurous pleasures.
Canada: North of Quebec City is Charlevoix
Charlevoix, a Canadian region located 90 miles north of Quebec City, is home to outdoor adventure and exciting rock climbing.

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Hungary: Misadventures Below Budapest
Budapest. James Dorsey finds a cave below the city, and then nearly breaks his finger spelunking.
South Dakota: Adventure in The Black Hills
South Dakota: There's more adventure in South Dakota than you think, especially in The Black Hills.
Ecuador: Climbing a Volcano
Ecuador: Climbing a Erupting Volcano, Cotopaxi, one of the world's tallest active volcano.
Alaska: Do it Yourself Saltwater Fishing
Alaska: Save money and have an adventure with do-it-yourself fishing in the ice-cold waters of Alaska.
Kyrgyzstan's White Nectar: A Quest for Mare's Milk
Kyrgyzstan?s White Nectar: A Quest for Mare's Milk on horseback.
Florida: Discovering The Dry Tortugas
Dry Tortugas: Visiting the Gulf of Mexico and exploring the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson.
Ramblewild: An Eco-friendly Adventure in the Trees
Ramblewild: An Eco-friendly Adventure in the Trees. A new treetop zip line and canopy climb in Lanesborough, Mass.
An Unexpectedly Luxurious Arctic Expedition
Greenland: Natural Habitat Adventures takes travelers on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Arctic Greenland
Slovakia: Hiking the High Tatras
Slovakia's High Tatras: John Henderson hikes in 7-8000 foot high steep peaks in this lesser known hiking paradise.
Iceland: Trout Fishing in the Land of Fire and Ice
Frontiers hosts trout fishing trip in Iceland this summer.
Vietnam: Phong Nha-KẻBàng National Park
Discovering an underground world at Phong Nha-KẻBàng National Park, Vietnam.
GORUCK: Join the Special Forces for a Day
GORUCK offers outdoor events and challenges that offer special forces training for civilians.
Ecuador: Riding Above the Trees
Sky Biking in the Cloud Forest of the Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador, South America.
Yukon: A Slice of Active Living
Yukon: Exploring Canada's far north, the Yukon territory, in the middle of winter.
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