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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!

 

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Bicycling - Canoeing - Hiking - Horseback Riding - Kayaking - Rafting - Sailing - Snorkeling - Skiing - 
Snowboarding - Surfing - Ziplining

 

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.

Whistler: Western Canada's best-kept Secret?

Whistler: Western Canada's best-kept Secret?
Whistler: The author, an adventure enthusiast, finds great mountain biking, hiking, clubbing and even spa treatments in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Cruisin' the Dunes on Block Island, Rhode Island

Cruisin' the Dunes on Block Island, Rhode Island
Kate Cosme visits Block Island, RI, a small island 12 miles off the coast and stays at the National Hotel and bikes and plays on the beach with her young children.
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Bend and Mount Bachelor, Oregon

Bend and Mount Bachelor, Oregon
Bend Oregon, home of the Mount Bachelor ski area, located on the high desert of central Oregon.

Lake Placid, New York: Winter Fun | GoNOMAD.com

Lake Placid, New York: Winter Fun | GoNOMAD.com
Lake Placid New York, home to winter sports and beautiful mountain scenery. Olympic traditions continue at Lake Placid, New York.

Adventure & Cultural Tours

Adventure & Cultural Tours
Travel: and more. We provide independent and alternative travelers with all the information and inspiration needed to plan trips.
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India's Kuari Pass

India's Kuari Pass
India's Kuari Pass

Read More Articles About Outdoor Adventure on GoNOMAD

Read More Articles About Outdoor Adventure on GoNOMAD
Read more articles about outdoor adventure on Gonomad.

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Kayaking and Canoeing

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Kayaking and Canoeing
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Surfing

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Surfing
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Skiing and Snowboarding

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Skiing and Snowboarding
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Snorkeling

Read More GoNOMAD Stories About Snorkeling
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories AboutZiplining

Read More GoNOMAD Stories AboutZiplining
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Read More GoNOMAD Stories about Rafting

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

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.

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.

Bukovel Resort: Skiing the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine

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.

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.

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 - great ocean walk

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

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 - haulover beach photos

A Thousand Miles of Water Trails Waiting to be Explored

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: 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

 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
Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo just a short train ride from Tokyo, and visit the famous Yakou-in Shrine - mount takao

The Yukon River Quest: The Longest Canoe and Kayak Race in the World

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.

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Travel videos from California

Nat'l Wildlife Federation 2010 Expeditions: Cost Efficient and Something for Every Eco-Traveler

 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

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

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

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

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.

Hiking the Alps Outside Torino, Italy

Hiking the Alps Outside Torino, Italy
Hiking in Italy's Piedmonte region, outside of Torino, torino alps

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.

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.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: Quintessential California Camping

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: Quintessential California Camping
Dorothy Carlson and her husband enjoy hiking and camping in California's Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic

Running a Marathon in the Canadian Arctic
Canada: Margie Goldsmith takes a cruise in the Canadian Arctic to see polar bears, musk ox, caribou, walruses and beluga whales, and to run a marathon on top of a 3,000-foot-high fjord.

Australia: Rafting the Nymboida River

Australia: Rafting the Nymboida River
Cara Kellogg takes a rafting trip on the Nymboida River in New South Wales, Australia.

Smugglers Notch, Vermont: Screaming Fun on Groomers and Glades

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.

Rwanda's Magnificent Mountain Gorillas

Rwanda's Magnificent Mountain Gorillas
Gabriel Constans and his family visit the magnificent mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Virunga National Park.

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