Adventure Travel

When you think of taking a vacation do you dream of relaxing on a beach? Or does your mind turn to something a little wilder -- an African safari or agritoursim chores?

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Thousands have summited the world's highest mountain since Hillary and Norgay made their historic climb in 1953. What's changed about that formidable trek?

By John Donovan

Cremation in Japan is pretty much a nationwide tradition. That means you may have to wait days or weeks before your loved one is cremated. What to do in the meantime?

By Kate Kershner

The "rage room," where people can buy incremental time to smash household items and office products, is a European craze that may be coming to a city near you.

By Laurie L. Dove


With almost 200 countries in the world, you’d have to be a pretty huge geography geek to know about about each and every single one of them. But every country has a story, and some of the ones you’ve never heard of have incredibly rich histories that are full of radical leaders who tirelessly fought for […] The post Here Are The Countries You Probably Didn’t Know Exist appeared first on Goliath.

By Wes Walcott

There are dozens of films involving exhilarating treasure hunts whether it's about Long John Silver, Lara Croft or Indiana Jones. But there are also real-life treasure hunts where people are actively looking for riches. Here are 10 of them.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Sure, you can get a cheeseburger almost anywhere, but when you're traveling, why not sample the food the locals specialize in – and love? Street food gives you a tasty window into another culture. Here are our recommendations for your next trip.

By Dave Roos

Some spots on Earth seem like they're straight out of the Lonely Planet guide to outer space – NASA even uses them for training. What and where are they?

By Patrick J. Kiger


Do you want to explore a part of the world that's new to you, but can't come up with anything exciting? We've got 10 ideas for adventurous trips.

By Brian Boone

Bungee jumping from a hot air balloon. The human catapult. Stunt flying. So many ways to make your organs shift.

By Clint Pumphrey

When you think of the Grand Canyon, you might think of a breathtaking view from high above. But one of the best ways to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world is to see it from the water.

By Jane McGrath

Think tree houses are just for kids? Think again. If you're up for an adventure like none other, then check out these 10 leafy getaways across the globe.

By Mark Boyer


The magic of the bush and the wild animals comes alive on a safari. Our guide will tell you where and when to go and what to take.

By Becky Striepe

All travel has the potential to be an adventure; however, it may not be the type of adventure you want. But if you combine adventure with knowledge -- now you have a nearly unbeatable trip.

By Jamie Page Deaton

Sure, you can camp in a tree. The question is: Will you sleep in a portaledge, a "tree boat" or a tree house? And also, are you afraid of heights?

By Clint Pumphrey

A walking adventure provides the perfect pace to take in everything around you and truly experience a destination. These 5 tips could make it even more enjoyable.

By Christopher Neiger


Bungee jumping isn't for the faint of heart. And these five bungee jumping destinations are for the most extreme of bungee jumpers.

By John Perritano

There's not a music lover among us who hasn't dreamt of singing on stage with their favorite rock group. Enter Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.

By John Perritano

For centuries, thrill seekers have been enjoying the feeling of traveling down a cable at high speed. Although it can be dangerous, the experience is safer and more popular than ever.

By Kate Kershner

Many a travel writer has offered up colorful, anecdotal evidence that travel is a life-changing affair, and who hasn't been wooed by the potentially transformative powers of a trip to a faraway place? But does travel really change you?

By Amanda Arnold


Many of us have stayed up late scouring the Internet for the perfect flight to the perfect resort to cheer us up and perhaps even change our lives. But does travel really serve up all the joy we crave?

By Amanda Arnold

Abandoned cities, haunted buildings, eccentric rituals and unexplained relics -- what bizarre stories do these peculiar islands have to tell?

By Clint Pumphrey

A fiery crater. A gaping sinkhole that swallowed a city block. A narrow borehole people drilled deep into the Earth. The planet sure has some bizarre cavities.

By Clint Pumphrey

Weather like this may be the most dramatic, but there are many reasons you might find yourself stuck on an airport tarmac. What causes tarmac delays?

By Stephanie Crawford


Have you been experiencing underwater wanderlust lately? Whether you want to go snorkeling at a nearby beach or sleep overnight in an underwater hotel, the possibilities are as deep as the oceans.

By Gerlinda Grimes

When planning your next vacation, you may want to consider a country where you'll receive a warm welcome from the residents. But where are the friendliest people in the world?

By Thomas Moore