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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!
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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: Trekking Guatemala's Pacaya volcano
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"After an intense, three-hour ascent up 8,371-foot (2,552-meter) Pacaya, one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes, it was an utter joy to let gravity do the work and just slip-slide down the ash on the summit trail. During the entire descent, my guide, Karen Ayala (pictured below me on the slope), and I were laughing hysterically partially due to the sheer joy of zooming down the face of the volcano, and partially because we were terrified by the fact that we were, indeed, zooming!"
 
Rachel Scheer
Editorial Assistant
 
Do-It-Yourself: "Most people base themselves in Antigua, but I was in Guatemala City at the time. Before embarking on your trip, be sure that you are dressed appropriately. It gets very brisk and windy as you climb higher, so bring layers. Also, don't wear sandals. I saw one woman wearing sporty sandals who, every few minutes, had to stop and remove all the volcanic grit that got stuck to her feet."

Photograph courtesy of Irene Yung

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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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