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Welcome to National Geographic Adventure ... your resource for adventure travel destinations and outfitters, gear recommendations, weekend getaways, and articles on amazing explorers and expedition, all featuring the stunning photography and impeccable maps National Geographic is known for.

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Photo: Canadian Rockies National Park Photo: Paddling Baja Photo: African safari

Insider's Guide to the Great Parks
Two nations. Thirty parks. Fifty experiences you'll never forget. Between the U.S. and Canada, it's time for a summer like no other.

National Parks

Mexico's Galápagos
In Baja's Gulf of California, dolphins, sea lions, and only-here species abound. Writer Kira Salak shares a video dispatch from the hull of a kayak.  
Video Postcard

Essential Travel Guide
Plan a trip to Africa, Patagonia, New Zealand, or wherever your wanderlust takes you with helpful info from more than 50 outfitters, sorted by region.

Travel Directory
Photo Galleries
Action Photo Contest Winners
From catching air in Tahoe to trekking the Thar Desert, our photo winners scream action.

Photo Contest Winners

This Month in National Geographic ADVENTURE
Adventure Trips

Illustration: Robert Young Pelton Pelton's World: Top Travel Books 
Enough with the light summer reading. Robert Young Pelton picks his top adventure-travel books »
Photo: Brazil Where Next: Brazil
Try this ten-day South American safari: tour the world's largest rain forest and track big cats while basking in
Brazil »


Gear: Personal Tech
The best watches, sunglasses, and digital cameras »

Adventure Town
Outdoorsy intellectuals find higher learning  where the asphalt ends in Missoula, Montana »

11 Weekend Getaways
Escape to the Oregon outback; take a climbing class in New York's Adirondacks; bike Wisconsin's famous Cheq 40; and eight more instant getaways.

Weekend getaways




Photo: Bethany HamiltonAsk Dr. Extreme

Why was shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton able to keep her cool after loosing a limb?



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