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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


Costa Rica Escape -- on Horseback
Costa Rica: The author describes a horseback riding vacation in Costa Rica.
Argentina: Hiking the Glaciers in Patagonia
Argentina Patagonia: Walking, trekking and destination info about the region.
Romania: Tracking Bears and Visiting their Sanctuary
Romania: Adam Eagle finds a sanctuary in Transylvania where mistreated bears live better lives.
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Malawi: Climbing the Biggest Mountain
A Journey to the Island in the Sky: Climbing Malawi's Mt Mulanje.
Peru: A Cheaper Trail to Machu Pichu
Salkantay Trek to Machu Pichu. Peru's less expensive trail is similar to the Inka Trail.

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Ghana: Mole Park, The Cheapest African Safari
Mole National Park, Ghana- Africa's Cheapest Safari. Adam Black enjoys wildlife in a hard-to-reach park that's one of Africa's best values.
Mount Everest From Base Camp
Mount Everest from Base camp.
Stand-Up Paddleboard-Camping in Thailand
Bandit Camping: Laem Thian Koh, Surat Thailand. Bringing along a paddleboard while camping.
Egypt: Hiking in the Sinai
Hiking at St Catherine's Protectorate in the Sinai in Egypt. Joining a Bedouin on a desert hike and barbecue.
Hiking in Norway's Fjordlands
Norway: A hike from Myrdal to Flåm in early winter provides the perfect challenge--and reward to the adventurous.
Yogihiker: A Hiking and Yoga Fusion
Yogihiking is a blend of yoga and hiking outdoor adventure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Nepal: A New Trekking Trail
The Annapurna Trekking Trails offer an antidote to the jeeps, dust and noise of this legendary circuit.
Vallecito: A Quiet, Primitive Desert Campground
Vallecito, CA: Gerald Burke writes about a delightful little campground called Vallecito in western San Diego County.
Spain's 500-Mile Walk
Santiago de Compostela, Spain's famous pilgrimage route, is trod by our own David Rich.
Morocco: The Vast Sahara Desert
Morocco: Chris Watson and his son head out to M'Hamid, in the vast Sahara desert for a camping hiking adventure.
Newfoundland: Hiking the Rocks
Western Newfoundland: Margie Goldsmith views Moose and spectacular scenery in Canada.
New York State's Catskill Mountains
Catskills. Thomas Cole's paintings inspire a love of nature in NY's Catskill Mountains.
Adventures for 20 to 30 year olds in Africa.
Expert Africa specializes in tours for young travelers to Africa.
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.
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