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adventure travel

Competitours: Unique Travel Adventures For Unique Travelers

Oh the times we had while traveling Europe...

After a decade of gallivanting around the globe, there is one undeniable fact that I have learned: Traveling without any adventure is not traveling — that is called commuting. True joy comes not from being a commuter but by being a traveler. It’s a simple choice of staying with the herd or getting off the … Read More

Unique & Offbeat Colorado Springs Activities

Learning how to operate standing kayaks in Colorado

Colorado Springs is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, stunning scenery and the countless outdoor activities and adventures that await. Every visitor already knows about Pike’s Peak and the Garden of the Gods, and they already have them on their to-do list. Unfortunately when one destination becomes so well-known for just a couple of its … Read More

Naadam Festival – A Celebration of Manliness & Sports in Mongolia

Eagle trained to hunt in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I flew halfway around the world and was greeted by this… Right now the 3-day celebration that is the pinnacle of the Mongolian tourist season is in full swing. Naadam is a festival of merriment and machismo. A celebration of what it means to be a man. Athleticism and physical prowess is revered. And men … Read More

Tackling The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Of everything I’ve wanted to do in New Zealand, walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC) has been at the top. Considered one of the best day walks in the country – if not the world – the hike is a steady climb between the peaks of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular, unique environments: the … Read More

Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Mountain gorillas in northern Rwanda

“Quick, stand still and get ready – they are coming towards us”. This was the moment I had been waiting for. 3 hours earlier. I was standing under a tree outside the headquarters of Parc National des Volcanos, having just been introduced to our local guide for the day, a handful of specially trained gorilla … Read More

Walk With Lions in Africa

Walk with lions and lion cubs in Zambia, Africa

Three months travel in Africa created endless ‘great experience’ opportunities and one of the most memorable was a walk – in fact, two walks! After six weeks travelling through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi I arrived in Zambia with the new addiction of admiring the African wildlife in their natural habitat. And the adrenaline … Read More

Trekking Annapurna Conservation Area Guide: What (Not) To Do

Annapurna South, also known as Moditse, as seen from our hotel in Ghorepani

My first experience in Nepal was filled with earthquakes and relief work, so it was not until my third trip to Nepal that I finally got a chance to go trekking Annapurna Conservation Area, something most people do their first trip. Was great to cross another thing off my travel bucket list (because we all … Read More

Off The Beaten Path Adventures in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Bicycling around Grindstone Lake, one of the dozen lakes in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Breathtaking natural beauty and captivating sunsets. Iconic landscapes and rich Native American history. Countless outdoor activities and adventures year-round, whethersummer or winter. Welcome to New Mexico, also known as The Land of Enchantment, and for good reason. No other state better captures the true essence of the American Southwest — and the best way to … Read More