National Geographic Adventure - Dream It. Plan It. Do It.



Trips
Adventure Travel 2006   
See the 25 Best Trips List
Best Trips: East
Best Trips: South
Best Trips: West
Best Trips: North
Best Trips: Space
Ten Classic Destinations
Top Ten Adventure Nations
Sports Trips Atlas
Pelton's Travel Picks
Web Favorites
trips_resources.html
Highlights
Photo Gallery:
Sea Kayaking Croatia


Photo: Freeclimbing Croatia

Expert photographer Peter McBride takes us sea kayaking along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.
View the photos


New Digital Cameras


Photo: Digital Cameras

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


Travel Tips from
The Amazing Race


Photo: The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan

Never wear shorts. Pack for one week only. Always bring baby wipes. The cocreator
of The Amazing Race
shares his travel savvy.
Get travel tips from
The Amazing Race


Learning to Fly (in the Outback)!

Writer Tom Clynes learns to fly by criss-crossing Australia's outback in a Cessna. Plus, five flight schools around the world.
Learn to fly

Adventure Travel 2006: The Classics Done Right
By Costas Christ

Classic adventure travel demands top-flight outfitters with the experience to nail every last detail, right down to the camp chow. Count on these pros. 
 
1. Galápagos: Lindblad Expeditions (www.lindbladexpeditions.com) established the archipelago's ecotourism rules in 1968. They're still in use. 
 
2. Grand Canyon: In 1969 OARS (www.oars.com) became the first oar-powered operator permitted to run the canyon. 
 
3. Great Barrier Reef: Undersea Explorer (www.undersea.com.au) offers combination adventure dive–research programs.
 
4. Antarctica:
Using ice-breaking vessels, Quark Expeditions
(www.quarkexpeditions.com) expanded the bounds of Antarctic travel.
 
5. Milford Track: Ultimate Hikes (www.ultimatehikes.com) wa s entrusted with New Zealand's greatest walk in recognition of their excellent operations. 
 
6. Himalaya: Over the decades Above the Clouds (www.aboveclouds.com) has perfected routes and itineraries that dodge the hordes.
 
7. Machu Picchu: Wilderness Travel (www.wildernesstravel.com) has visited Machu Picchu since the mid-1970s. They offer six unique trips.
 
8. Mount Kilimanjaro: For 24 years, U.S.-based Thomson Safaris (www.thomsontreks.com) has focused on one nation and one mountain: Tanzania and Kilimanjaro.
 
9. Serengeti:
Wildland Adventures (www.wildlandadventures.com) has a long-standing partnership with the Masai.
 
10. Dolomites:
Collett's Mountain Holidays (www.colletts.co.uk) tops the Dolomite-specialist outfitters.

Pick up the November 2005 issue for great adventure travel ideas, news, and articles by award-winning writers.



E-mail a Friend





Adventure Subscription Offer






Image: Map mapXchange
Free maps to
use with TOPO!
CD-ROMs



Photo: Kayaker Adventurer's Handbook
How to beach a kayak


Photo: Shoe Outdoor Gear Store
Buy the right gear right now