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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

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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

 

Winneshiek County, Iowa: Canoeing the Upper Iowa River

Winneshiek County, Iowa: Canoeing the Upper Iowa River
Roman Skaskiw takes a canoe trip on the Upper Iowa River, fishing and observing the wildlife.

Lake Erie's South Bass Island: Fishing, Partying and Birdwatching

Lake Erie's South Bass Island: Fishing, Partying and Birdwatching
Ohio | Susan McKee describes a visit to Lake Erie's South Bass Island.

An Alabama Man-cation: Hunting, Fishing and Cheering on our Team

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

Argentina: Horseback Riding and Kayaking in Patagonia

Argentina: Horseback Riding and Kayaking in Patagonia
Lauren Axelrod goes on an outdoor adventure in Patagonia, riding horses across the plains, kayaking on crystal lakes and sleeping beneath the southern stars.

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Skiing and Snowboarding

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Skiing and Snowboarding
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about Skiing and Snowboarding

Read More Articles About Outdoor Adventure on GoNOMAD

Read More Articles About Outdoor Adventure on GoNOMAD
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories AboutZiplining

Read More GoNOMAD Stories AboutZiplining
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about ziplining

Costa Rica Escape -- on Horseback

Costa Rica Escape -- on Horseback
Costa Rica: The author describes a horseback riding vacation in Costa Rica.

Victoria, Australiá's Great Ocean Walk: Magnificent!

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.

Winter & Summer Adventures in the Idaho Panhandle

 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.

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Kayaking and Canoeing

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Kayaking and Canoeing
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about Kyaking and Canoeing

Stowe, Vermont: A Classic New England Town

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.

Piemonte, Italy: Getting High on Skis in the Via Lattea

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.

Norway: Cross-Country Skiing in the Rondane Mountains

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.

Skiing Utah: Getting Away with Girls on Skis

Skiing Utah: Getting Away with Girls on Skis
Utah:Cathie Arquilla writes about a women-only ski tour at three Utah ski resorts: Alta, Solitude and Park City. Their tour guide at Park City was the famous skier Picabo Street

Read More GoNOMAD Stories about Rafting

Read More GoNOMAD Stories about Rafting
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about rafting

Hiking in Trinidad

Hiking in Trinidad
Hiking in Trinidad | A Hiking Adventure: Rough Terrain, Gentle People

Jamaica: Climbing in the Blue Mountains

Jamaica: Climbing in the Blue Mountains
Jamaica: Carol Antman climbs a massive peak in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and finds it's not for the faint of heart.

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Hiking and Camping in Iraq and Afghanistan

Hiking and Camping in Iraq and Afghanistan
Afghanistan & Iraq. Exploring the World's Wildest Places with Secret Compass.

Jordan: Camping with the Bedouins

Jordan: Camping with the Bedouins
Jordan camping: Travel writer Kent E. St. John describes camping with bedouins in a wadi in Jordan.

Ghosts of the American West: Montana

Ghosts of the American West: Montana
Sleeping in the sheep wagon in Virgelle, Montana. Laurie Gough meets a river guide in Montana and explores the places made famous by Lewis and Clark
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Peru: Hiking to Gocta Falls

Peru: Hiking to Gocta Falls
Peru: Hiking in the Andes to Gocta Falls, where a gorgeous watefall rewarded the hikers.

New Zealand's Highlights by Bus

New Zealand's Highlights by Bus
New Zealand by Bus | A Backpacker bus journey to all of New Zealand's highlights including Rotorua, Queenstown, Auckland and Franz Josef glacier, Milford Sound.

Tiger Tourism Ban Was a "Catastrophe"

Tiger Tourism Ban Was a "Catastrophe"
Tiger tourism ban is lifted in India | This is good news for travelers who want to see tigers in the wild.

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Climbing Trees, Mountain Biking and Farm to Table Dining

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Climbing Trees, Mountain Biking and Farm to Table Dining
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Climbing Trees, Mountain Biking and Farm to Table Dining

Haulover Beach, Florida: The Ultimate Nude Beach

Haulover Beach, Florida: The Ultimate Nude Beach
Haulover Beach | Max Hartshorne flees New England on a visit to Haulover Beach in Sunny Isles, Florida, one of the most popular clothing-optional beaches in the world.

Travel Diets: The Backpacker Weight Loss Plan

 Travel Diets: The Backpacker Weight Loss Plan
GoNOMAD's Tim Leffel writes about how to lost weight while traveling.

Diving Utila: Do-It-Yourself Diving in Honduras

Diving Utila: Do-It-Yourself Diving in Honduras
Getting Down in Utila: Do-It-Yourself Diving in Honduras

Nosara Costa Rica | Yoga and Surfing Mingle

Nosara Costa Rica | Yoga and Surfing Mingle
Nosara Costa Rica | Yoga, Surfing in a tropical oasis with gorgeous beaches and world class fishing

Cabarete: A Dominican Adventure

Cabarete: A Dominican Adventure
Dominican Republic:activities and adventures in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, including kite boarding, rappelling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, sea kayaking and mountain biking.

Northernmost Exposure: Norway's Knivskjellodden

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.

San Francisco's Top Three Hikes

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.

Adventures for 20 to 30 year olds in Africa.

Adventures for 20 to 30 year olds in Africa.
Expert Africa specializes in tours for young travelers to Africa.

An Eco-Adventure in Trinidad Tobago

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.

Scotland Survivor Academy

Scotland Survivor Academy
Bear Gryll's Survival Academy in the wilderness of Scotland, where would be Man vs Wild wannabees learn survival skills.

Antarctica Without Breaking the Bank

Antarctica Without Breaking the Bank
Carly Blatt finds it doesn't cost a lot to explore the seventh continent: Antarctica.

A Visit to the 71 Ranch

A Visit to the 71 Ranch
A gallery of photos by Stephen Hartshorne of his visit to the 71 Ranch in Elko County, Nevada.

Read More Stories about Hiking on GoNOMAD!

Read More Stories about Hiking on GoNOMAD!
A page with links to GoNOMAD stories about hiking

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A page with links to all the stories by Cindy Bigras on GoNOMAD.com

 
 


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