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GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013

GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013 As one of the best adventure travel companies on the planet, GeoEx (formerly Geographic Expeditions) is always looking for opportunities to visit new and unique destinations. For 2013, they've added five such places to their line-up, giving travelers a chance to explore the...

Low-Cost Travel Insurance Offered For Adventure Travelers

Low-Cost Travel Insurance Offered For Adventure Travelers Start talking about anything even remotely related to the topic of travel insurance and odds are the conversation will be short. This is not something that travelers dream about, plan for or share with their social networks. No one we know of has a scrapbook of insurance...

Adventure Guide 2013: Austin

Adventure Guide 2013: Austin Because Austin is growing so quickly, 2013 is the year to explore all that Austin offers – before the trails are as crowded as the flagship Whole Foods downtown. For nearly a decade, the city itself has been attracting more people than it can seem to keep up with....

Adventure Guide 2013: Aspen

Adventure Guide 2013: Aspen If you've ever yearned to visit Aspen, this is the time. Aspen is hot right now, fresh off the X Games, because it's just opened its first sidecountry terrain (see below). The revamped Limelight Hotel is also making headlines for having the coolest après ski spot...

Leaked Documents Show Looming Budget Crisis For National Parks

Leaked Documents Show Looming Budget Crisis For National Parks Leaked documents from National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis give us a glimpse at the looming budget crisis that threatens to alter the operating landscape for America's national parks. The documents paint a dire picture for the NPS and could have a major impact on...

Adventure Guide 2013: Lexington

Adventure Guide 2013: Lexington Often referred to as the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington, Kentucky, lures in visitors for its horses, yes, but also for the incomparable surrounding landscape and the adventures that await within. The city itself is historic – it was founded in 1775 when it...

Gadling Gear Review: Brooks Range Mojave Waterproof Down Jacket

Gadling Gear Review: Brooks Range Mojave Waterproof Down Jacket Anyone who enjoys cold weather adventures probably already knows that down is the best insulator for keeping us warm when the mercury begins to drop. Lightweight and comfortable, down can be used in a variety of products that help us enjoy the great outdoors, even in extreme...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Charge Fees For Camping

Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Charge Fees For Camping Earlier this week the National Park Service announced that it would begin implementing a reservation system and charging fees for the use of backcountry camping sites inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The move was announced last March, but it has taken until...

Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling For Free

Daniel Suelo, The Man Who Quit Money, On Living And Traveling For Free Daniel Suelo is easily the most famous homeless person in America. His story has been featured in Details, ABC News, BBC, The Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Oregonian, and a host of other publications. And last year, a division of Penguin Books published a book about Suelo's...

Want A National Park All To Yourself? Visit Canyonlands National Park In Winter

Want A National Park All To Yourself? Visit Canyonlands National Park In Winter It was 12 degrees as we stood before the Mesa Arch in Utah's Canyonlands National Park early on a Monday morning in January waiting for the sun to rise. But we weren't complaining because we knew that we had this wild and magnificent place almost all to ourselves. ...

Rafter Mysteriously Goes Missing In Grand Canyon

Rafter Mysteriously Goes Missing In Grand Canyon The National Park Service has a mystery on their hands and it is proving to be a difficult one to solve. Twenty-one-year-old Kaitlin Kenney was part of a month-long private rafting party in the Grand Canyon when she mysteriously went missing last week. Kenney was last...

Looking At The Stars In Austin

Looking At The Stars In Austin It's a long trip from Alaska to Austin, Texas, but my childhood friend had finally arrived. She had taken a ferry to Seattle and from there, she had purchased a car for a few hundred dollars and embarked on a swift summer swoop to the south. She and two friends she...

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide

Global Giveaway Sends Students Traveling Worldwide In July 2012, People to People Ambassador Group sent students to Japan for the first time since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011. Partnering with MTV, People to People also ran an Act for Japan contest to give away one full tuition travel scholarship....

Accident On The Trail? Science, Nature To The Rescue

Accident On The Trail?  Science, Nature To The Rescue On the trail, adventure travelers know the importance of basic first-aid skills when thousands of feet up on a climb, camped miles from nowhere or hiking off the beaten path where a call to 911 brings help. When an emergency happens, knowing what to do can mean the...

Durango, Colorado Inspires Dreamers, Even When It's Minus 9

Durango, Colorado Inspires Dreamers, Even When It's Minus 9 It's nine degrees below zero Fahrenheit and I'm the only soul out for a walk in downtown Durango on a Friday night. Everyone else in this idyllic town of about 16,000 in the southwest corner of Colorado is sensibly rushing into and out of businesses and some leave their cars...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that...

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings

Cruise Line Adds Photography- And Biology-Themed Sailings Travelers can know more about biology and photography by sourcing knowledge in a variety of ways. Online research leads to entire websites devoted to teaching us both. Locally, area colleges and universities will have lab-grade biology experiences as well as hands-on...

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013 The calendar may still say 2012, and I know we all have a busy holiday season to navigate yet, but it is never too early to start planning our trips for the new year ahead. To help us out with that process, Discovery Adventures has announced a host of new tours and...

Gadling Gift Guide: Gear For The Adventure Traveler And Outdoor Enthusiast

Gadling Gift Guide: Gear For The Adventure Traveler And Outdoor Enthusiast Few people appreciate great gear as much as adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. They demand good performance, often under the harshest of conditions, and they're usually willing to pay top dollar for the best equipment. Their exacting standards can often make it a...

Avoiding Altitude Woes: What To Bring On Your Next Ski Trip

Avoiding Altitude Woes: What To Bring On Your Next Ski Trip There are few things that bum out a ski trip more than altitude issues. Even if your symptoms are just in the form of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) – headache, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia or nausea – it's often enough to make you wish you'd stayed at home. I...

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