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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


Guatemala: How Not to Climb a Volcano
Guatemala: A comically failed attempt at climbing what the author later discovered was a "black diamond" volcano in Guatemala.
See Wyoming's Wildlife and Parks This Summer
Wyoming has wildlife and some of the most spectacular country in the US to enjoy this summer.
Jordan: Wadi Rum Teaches Bedouin Life
Wadi Rum, the second most famous site after Petra, in Jordan. Visitors can get a taste of what life as a Bedouin is like there, exploring the desert.
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Insubong, Korea: A Rock Climbing Adventure
Insubong, Korea is a beautiful mountain destination right outside of Seoul with great mountain climbing.
Quebec: Snowshoeing atop Mont Tremblant
Quebec: Snowshoeing in the Dark atop Mont Tremblant. Enjoying the skiing and the friendliness of this big mountain in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec.
Utah: Winter Camping in a Yurt
Utah: Winter camping in a comfortable yurt in the Ashley National forest.

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Northwest Territory: Chasing the Aurora B
Northwest Territories: Chasing the Aurora B in Yellowknife. Fun in the cold winter: dogsledding, skiing ice fishing, and watching the Aurora Borealis light show in the middle of the night.
Italy: Kayaking the Amalfi Coast
Italy: Kayaking and Hiking on the Spectacular Amalfi Coast.
Ecuador: Boobys and More on Isla de la Plata
Isla de la Plata and a lot of Booby’s: Off the coast of Ecuador, an island where rare birds thrive.
Iceland: Seeing the Winter Sights
Iceland: Three winter days packed with tours to beautiful natural sites including Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur geyser.
Republic of Georgia: Hiking in Svaneti
Hiking in Remote Svaneti, Republic of Georgia. Chris Dowling visits the north where it feels like you're back in the 12th century.
Discovering Ireland’s Rugged Side
Ireland has both a rugged and beautiful side. Gary Pearson walks the cliffs in Bray, on the coast.
Belize: Jungle Rhythms of Mayan Country
Belize: The Jungle Rhythms of Mayan Country. Discovering the interior of a very lightly populated country.
USVI: Hiking in St John
USVI: St. John adventure and hiking trails in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
India: A Boat-ride in the Monroe Islands
The Monroe Islands of Kerala, India Aboard a small skiff, nature is close at hand in this watery place
Maryland: A Potomac Outdoor Escape
The beauty of the Potomac River is a must-see while visiting Virginia or Maryland.
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.
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.
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