Explore the wild and untouched beauty of Zimbabwe, go rafting on the Andes or explore the Thai forest on elephant back. With the Sierra Madre Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the cliffside Cala de Mar is a Mexican idyll, surrounded by tropical forest. The hotel has a fleet of bicycles that guests can take to explore the miles of nature trails around the property — assuming they want to leave at all. Be prepared for a “one-of-a-kind” shopping travel insurance extravaganza. Picture, farmers’ bazaars bustling with the energy of weathered farm women selling local delicacies such as pickled herring, home-made cabbage rolls and organic cheese. The fabric of life offered by the old city includes encounters with artisans displaying exquisitely crafted folk art such as hand painted eggs or hand embroidered garments. Antique treasures abound, but keep in mind that items over 100 years old are not allowed out of the country.

If you have not had the pleasure of visiting a hometown parade in a smaller community on the 4th of July, it is really a treat. Our small parade has the same feel as the one in Marshfield. It is not hard to find yourself swept up in a moment of pride in our country and the people who have served in our armed forces. On the 4th of July, it doesn’t matter where you are, it is about Americans celebrating our heritage and our history. Mass tourism has played a huge part in damaging some of the most vulnerable and beautiful places on Earth, and adventure travel is fighting back! It is responsible travel, thoughtful travel, it is travel that ensures that we preserve the world for our children to enjoy. Forget the passport! There are plenty of places within the USA to visit as the country has vastly different cultures, geographies and scenery. The south and west are most popular, but a visit to the Northeast can provide beautiful winter vacation spots.

Adventure travel does not mean putting yourself in any danger. These holidays can include doing daring things like sky diving or swimming with sharks, and the companies will help you plan the best activity holidays in the world. But adventure travel is really all about getting up close to real places and real people. You will meet great people who will probably become lifelong friends, and you will certainly catch the travel bug. Great information Chitrangada. We don’t travel often other than to visit family in different Australian states maybe once er year. We have only been overseas once and that was to Indonesia. However you are correct that travel is much easier now than in the past and is making the world a smaller place for many of us. When we do fly we make all our bookings online and save money by booking early if possible. Very well written, voted up.