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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

 

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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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.

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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.
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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.

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.

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.

Brazil: Piranha Fishing on the Amazon River

Brazil: Piranha Fishing on the Amazon River
Award-winning travel writer Jason Gardner writes about a tour of the Amazon River in northern Brazil.

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

Vallecito: A Quiet, Primitive Desert Campground

Vallecito: A Quiet, Primitive Desert Campground
Vallecito, CA: Gerald Burke writes about a delightful little campground called Vallecito in western San Diego County.

Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier

Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier
Kitzbuhel, Austria: Designed for the Hiker, the Biker & the Skier

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.

Yukon Territory to Alaska: Rafting the Tatshenshini

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!

Dartmoor, England: Preserving an Ancient Man-Made Wilderness

Dartmoor, England: Preserving an Ancient  Man-Made Wilderness
Dartmoor, England: Preserving an ancient man-made wilderness.

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.

Costa Rica Tour Combines Recreation With Conservation and Education

Costa Rica Tour Combines Recreation With Conservation and Education
Costa Rica tours that emphasize education and conservation as well as recreation.

Montana's Wildest Winter Resorts

Montana's Wildest Winter Resorts
Sony Stark checks out the skiing and other attractions at Montana's premier winter resorts.

Hiking to the Base of Mt. Everest

Hiking  to the Base of Mt. Everest
David Rich describes his journey to the base of Mt. Everest, explaining some of the dangers, including ice falls and altitude sickness, lukla to everest base camp

Hiking Along the Great Wall of China

Hiking Along the Great Wall of China
Fiona Tunstall describes hiking along little known sections of the Great Wall of China.

Hong Kong's Adventurous Side: Hills, Mountains and Sea

Hong Kong's Adventurous Side: Hills, Mountains and Sea
The author takes a hike with the hong kong trampers, an outdoor adventure group on the island of hong kong.

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.
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