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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


San Francisco's Top Three Hikes
San Francisco hiking: a series of three hikes in San Francisco that you can get to by public transit: bridge, quiet coast and historical glitz hike, a guide by SF tourguide Christina Lalanne.
Piemonte, Italy: Getting High on Skis in the Via Lattea
Piemonte Skiing | Cindy Bigras finds the perfect setting to relearn the art of skiing: the Via Lattea, near Torino in the Piemonte region of Italy.
Bukovel Resort: Skiing the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine
Ukrain: Roman Skaskiw goes skiing in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine at Bukovel, the nation's first ski resort.
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Norway: Cross-Country Skiing in the Rondane Mountains
Norway: a cross-country ski trip in the Rondane Mountains of Norway, and finds himself smitten by the sport and the country.
Victoria, Australiá's Great Ocean Walk: Magnificent!
Great Ocean Walk Australia | Max Hartshorne takes a walk on one of Australia's most magnificent trails, the Great Ocean Walk, along the Southern ocean in Victoria - great ocean walk
An Alabama Man-cation: Hunting, Fishing and Cheering on our Team
Alabama | Max Hartshorne visits Alabama for hunting, fishing and cheering on the football team

Travel Sounds 7 minute Interview segments. Listen to all 15 clips

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Listen to GoNOMAD editor Max Hartshorne talk travel:

NEW! Porquerelles, France, Rep of Georgia Vancouver 
Big Bear Lake CA
Lewiston, Maine, Toulouse 
Sevierville,  Tennessee, 
Nord Pas-de-Calais France 
Nova Scotia,   Champagne France

Haulover Beach, Florida: The Ultimate Nude Beach
Haulover, a nude beach in South Florida, is among the best clothing-optional beaches in the world, Haulover beach photos
A Thousand Miles of Water Trails Waiting to be Explored
Beth Simmons writes about the guided tours and boat rentals offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the nation's wildlife refuges.
Stowe, Vermont: A Classic New England Town
Stowe, Vermont:Cathie Arquila and her family visit Stowe, Vermont, where they do some Spring skiing and enjoy the many attractions of this quaint New England town.
Winter & Summer Adventures in the Idaho Panhandle
Shelley Seale visits goes horseback riding on Schweitzer Mountain in the Idaho Panhandle and bikes the famous Hiawatha Trail.
Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo
Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo just a short train ride from Tokyo, and visit the famous Yakou-in Shrine, Mount Takao, and Takao Onsen
Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps
Stephen Hartshorne reviews Brandon Wilson's newest book, Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps.
The Yukon River Quest: The Longest Canoe and Kayak Race in the World
Yukon Territory | Sony Stark heads to the Canada's Yukon Territory for the 460-mile Yukon River Quest, the longest canoe and kayak race in the world.
Learning To Surf in Costa Rica: You're Never Too Old
Costa Rica: Ben Barnhart takes a surfing lesson in Playa Samara on the west coast of Costa Rica.
California Videos
Travel videos from California
Nat'l Wildlife Federation 2010 Expeditions: Cost Efficient and Something for Every Eco-Traveler
National Wildlife Federation 2010 expeditions: cost efficient and something for every eco-traveler.
Context Tours: Walking Tours for the Intellectually Curious
A quick trip to Paris becomes a lot easier after the author meets a talented tour guide to show her around.
Winneshiek County, Iowa: Canoeing the Upper Iowa River
Roman Skaskiw takes a canoe trip on the Upper Iowa River, fishing and observing the wildlife.
Coasteering in Wales: It Only Sounds Dangerous
Steven Bochenek and his family try out the sport of 'coasteering' -- climbing up cliffs on the scenic coast of Wales and jumping into the sea.
Spring Skiing in the French Alps: Adrenaline with Dividends
Sony Stark goes to the French Alps for some spring skiing and finds time to dance on tables and uncork a few bottles of champagne.
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