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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


Yukon Territory to Alaska: Rafting the Tatshenshini
Linda Ballou takes a rafting trip on the Tatshenshini River in the Yukon Territory and Alaska, the same trip her mother had taken 20 years before - at the age of 70!
Hemmed in Hollow Falls, near Harrison Arkansas Ozarks.
Hemmed in Hollow falls, near Harrison Arkansas
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: Quintessential California Camping
Dorothy Carlson and her husband enjoy hiking and camping in California's Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.
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Quebec: Maritime Adventures on the St Lawrence Seaway
Quebec's Maritime region is one of the most eco-friendly destinations in North America.
An Eco-Adventure in Trinidad Tobago
Ginger Warder visits the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and hikes in the rainforest and watches giant sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach.
Photo gallery: Tracking Animals in NJ
New Jersey animal tracker school: Photos of Tom Brown's animal tracking school, where you can learn to follow animals in the woods.

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Raw Nature, Rawhide: Touring Florida's Eco-Ranches
florida: Chelle Koster Walton takes a tour of Florida eco-ranches.
By the Banks of the Suwanee: Natural Northern Florida
By the Banks of the Suwanee: enjoying natural beauty of Northern Florida. Where to stay, what to do, lodgings and info.
Hangliding in the Outer Banks
A story about hangliding in the Outer Banks by Lynn Parramore, airport parking in outer banks
Travel Diets: The Backpacker Weight Loss Plan
GoNOMAD's Tim Leffel writes about how to lost weight while traveling. gaining weight while traveling
Whitewater Rafting on Panama's Chiriqui River
Whitewater rafting on Panama's Chiriqui river.
Rafting the Zambezi River
Zambia: GoNOMAD Transports Editor Marie Javines takes a canoe trip down the Lower Zambezi River.
Maligne Canyon and Lake: The Jewel of Jasper National Park
Habeed Salloum visits Maligne Canyon and Lake, one of the most splendid vistas in Jasper National Park in Alberta, and takes a boat tour to the fabled Spirit Island.
Surfing the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire, England
Surfing the Severn Bore Gloucestershire, England. Surfing an unusual river in England when the tide is just right.
Hiking in Luxembourg
Luxembourg's small village of Echternach is about an hour from the city, a hiker's paradise nestled in the emerald green hills of Luxembourg's 'Little Switzerland.
Antigua's Sailing Week Regatta
Antigua's Sailing Week Regatta
Smugglers Notch, Vermont: Screaming Fun on Groomers and Glades
Sony Stark visits Smugglers Notch in Vermont and zips down some of their double-diamond trails.
Northernmost Exposure: Norway's Knivskjellodden
Norway's Knivskjellodden: Matthew MacDermott visits the very northernmost point in Europe; it's actually not North Cape, as many believe, but a more remote peninsula known as Knivskjellodden.
Spring is the Time to Buy Next Year's Ski Pass
Ski Season passes: buying them in April saves the most and offers many other benefits.
Peru: Hiking to Gocta Falls
Peru: Hiking in the Andes to Gocta Falls, where a gorgeous watefall rewarded the hikers.
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