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Adventure Travel 2006:
The 25 Best Trips


Photo: Kayaking Croatia

In our annual tribute to adventure travel, we crown the 25 best new trips, the top ten destinations, and more!
 Adventure travel

New Digital Cameras

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We've sorted through the
new contenders to match up the right digital camera to your shooting style.
See the digital cameras


November Weekend Getaways

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Try these 12 frost-free weekend getaways, sorted by region.
Find a weekend escape



"Life's an Adventure" Staff Photo Album
Adventure's staff share photos from their own amazing trips
Photo: Hiking Peru's Cordillera Blanca
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"This was taken on the 28-mile (45-kilometer) Santa Cruz trail, in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, South America's version of the Himalaya with 22 peaks over 19,000 feet (5,791 meters). The children are local Quechua Indians, who came out to greet me and a hiking buddy as we made our way through one of the villages. While I don't speak much Quechua, it was nice to take a break from hiking to play around with them and exchange a few smiles."
 
Michael Benoist
Associate Editor
 
Do-It-Yourself: "To hike the Santa Cruz trail, load up on provisions in Huaráz and catch a cab to the trailhead outside of town ($12 each way). You can rent a burro if you don't feel like hauling your own provisions, but it really isn't necessary—despite the climb to a 15,584-foot (4,750-meter) pass."

Photograph courtesy of Eric Sahrmann

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"Life's an Adventure" Reader Photo Submission Guidelines: 
 If you've been on the trip of a lifetime and have the photos to prove it, we want to hear about it. Send us your best travel pics and a trip advice of 250 words or less. It could be published in an upcoming issue of the magazine. 
 
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