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10 Things You Didn't Know About The Idaho Backcountry Where Hannah Anderson Was Found

Aug 13th, 2013 at 4:30PM: A 16 year old named Hannah Anderson was abducted by a family friend last week in a series of events that left both her mother and brother dead. Her saga began in Southern California and ended far away, in the wilderness of Idaho, when she was rescued by FBI agents over the weekend. Anderson's abductor, James Lee DiMaggio, had fled to one of the most remote areas in the United States, the Frank...

Politicians Will Do Just About Anything To Promote Tourism

Politicians Will Do Just About Anything To Promote Tourism Jul 23rd, 2013 at 5:00PM: Why would New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 71-year-old with a net worth of at least $27 billion, agree to compete in a whitewater-rafting race against the governor of New York? Andrew Cuomo and Bloomberg haven't always seen eye-to-eye but tourism promotion can make for strange bedfellows. The pair found themselves squaring off in six-man rafts in a race down the Indian River on Monday in...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Jan 3rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: 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 are sure to challenge and delight in the months ahead. These journeys are not for the faint of heart, however, as they will...

Mountain Travel Sobek Offers Rafting Adventure That Spans 25 Days, 6 Continents

Mountain Travel Sobek Offers Rafting Adventure That Spans 25 Days, 6 Continents Sep 13th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Adrenaline junkies and globetrotting adventure travelers will want to take note of an impressive new itinerary being offered by Mountain Travel Sobek. Yesterday, the company unveiled a new excursion that will send travelers on a whitewater odyssey that spans six continents in 25 days, taking them to some remote corners of the planet in the process. The trip runs from May 9 to June 2, 2013, and...

Canon City, Colorado: Prisons and Paddling

Canon City, Colorado: Prisons and Paddling Jul 1st, 2012 at 10:00AM: You know how when you're driving out in the middle of nowhere, and you see those signs warning you not to pick up hitchhikers because you're passing a correctional facility? Because, you know, it totally makes sense to locate prisons in isolated areas. Because, for most towns, being home to a prison isn't usually a tourism selling point – especially if they're already touted as a tourist...

Japan wins World Rafting Championship

Japan wins World Rafting Championship Oct 12th, 2011 at 2:30PM: As we mentioned last week, the World Rafting Championship took place in Costa Rica over the weekend, with 48 teams (29 men, 19 women) competing against one another on a wild stretch of the Pacuare River. The competition, which began on Friday and finished on Monday, consisted of a variety of events that rewarded teams for their speed, agility, and endurance on the water. After four very long...

The World Rafting Championship is underway in Costa Rica

The World Rafting Championship is underway in Costa Rica Oct 5th, 2011 at 12:00PM: The World Rafting Championship begins tomorrow in Turrialba, Costa Rica, where teams from 35 countries are already busy preparing to compete against one another in a variety of races. Both male and female competitors will challenge each other, not to mention some of the wildest whitewater on the planet, over four days of events that will culminate with a new champion being crowned next Monday. ...

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:30PM: "Adventure travel" is a nebulous term these days. But whether your idea of a thrill is a Class-III rapid or climbing Everest, there's one thing that's ubiquitous when choosing an outfitter: safety. There are hundreds of adventure travel companies worldwide; not all are created equal. There are key things you should look for when choosing a company or independent guide, whether you're booking a...

Kids travel free on Utah summer rafting trip

Kids travel free on Utah summer rafting trip May 29th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Yesterday we told you that 2011 is shaping up to be an epic year for whitewater rafting and kayaking in the U.S., thanks in large part to the record amounts of snow that hit the western states this past winter. Now that the warm spring weather has started melting all of that snow, rafting companies are gearing up for what should be a very busy season, and some are offering great deals in an effort...

2011 reportedly a banner year for whitewater rafting

2011 reportedly a banner year for whitewater rafting May 28th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Experts say that 2011 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for whitewater rafting and kayaking in the western United States, thanks to some of the heaviest snowfall totals in decades. As the warmer weather spreads out across the region, all of that snow is starting to runoff, creating high rivers, raging rapids, and some of the best paddling opportunities in years. Rafting companies in...

Raft for the Cure in Moab this June

Raft for the Cure in Moab this June Apr 19th, 2011 at 8:00AM: This June, the Moab Adventure Center, located in Moab, Utah will play host to the fifth annual Raft for the Cure. This fun and unique event that will offer visitors a unique blend of outdoor adventure, live music, and great food, while also raising funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Raft for the Cure event begins with a full day of rafting along the famous Colorado River,...

Dreaming of Bali - In search of paradise

Dreaming of Bali - In search of paradise Mar 8th, 2011 at 9:30AM: What is paradise? Is it a place we can visit? Somewhere with palm tree-lined beaches, frosty cocktails and simmering volcanoes? Or is it an idea? A vision in dreams that never quite materializes when we wake up? Bali, an intriguingly exotic island tucked into the Indonesian Archipelago in Southeast Asia, is just such a paradise. This elusive island is everything you've ever dreamed - a land of...

West Virginia's scenic Gauley River: class V rafting, fall colors

West Virginia's scenic Gauley River: class V rafting, fall colors Oct 8th, 2010 at 4:30PM: "Holy crap, what a sausage fest." This was my first thought, as I glanced around the crowded parking lot. It was a cool, drizzly September morning at Adventures on the Gorge, but that wasn't stopping 40 men--many of certain age and wafting last night's whiskey fumes--from preparing to raft the Class V+ Upper Gauley River. I was in Lansing, (southeastern) West Virginia, fulfilling a 20-year goal to...

Suit up: The best whitewater rafting in the U.S.

Suit up: The best whitewater rafting in the U.S. Sep 26th, 2010 at 1:00PM: When it comes to whitewater, bigger is not always better. In fact, some of the best whitewater paddling experiences can be had on rivers that barely break the Class III rating. Those who love to run these rivers know the importance of the rush, but also appreciate the scenery, local culture, and accessibility of a river. Here are some of the best US whitewater destinations based on the overall...

Teva giving away adventure vacation to Fiji

Teva giving away adventure vacation to Fiji Sep 20th, 2010 at 8:30AM: Teva, the company that manufactures a host of great outdoor and travel footwear, is preparing to send a few lucky travelers on a once in a lifetime adventure to the South Pacific, where they'll have the opportunity explore Fiji aboard a private yacht, while hiking, snorkeling, and rafting through beautiful tropical locations. The Teva House 2011 contest will select one lucky winner from the...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting (part 2)!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting (part 2)! Aug 25th, 2010 at 4:30PM: GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 28 – Click above to watch video after the jump Ready for part two of Travel Talk's White Water Rafting adventure?! We're taking you on the rest of our white water rafting down California's mighty Tuolumne River on an action packed 2-day adventure. We'll show you what it takes to navigate Class IV+ rapids and teach you all of the vocabulary that you'll...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting on the Tuolumne!

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - White Water Rafting on the Tuolumne! Aug 20th, 2010 at 5:00PM: GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 27 – Click above to watch video after the jump Suit up, strap in, and get ready for this week's Travel Talk! We're going white water rafting down California's mighty Tuolumne River on an action packed 2-day adventure. We'll show you what it takes to navigate Class IV+ rapids and teach you all of the vocabulary that you'll need in order to stay dry. ...

Rafting the Grand Canyon: Adventure of a lifetime

Rafting the Grand Canyon: Adventure of a lifetime Nov 30th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Even a few hours raft trip can feel like an adventure. A raft trip down the Grand Canyon is perhaps one of the greatest raft adventures of all. My husband used to be a rafting guide in Alaska and Montana and still recalls the 21-day raft trip he took down the Colorado River years ago with friends as the one trip he'd love to repeat one day. Rafting the Grand Canyon takes planning, reservations,...

Top 7 adventure activities near Arenal, Costa Rica

Top 7 adventure activities near Arenal, Costa Rica Nov 10th, 2009 at 11:30AM: For travelers in search of a little adrenaline, the Arenal region of Costa Rica serves up adventure any way you like it. The area around the Arenal volcano in Costa Rica, about 80 miles north of San Jose in the center of the narrow country, is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica. With a diverse landscape that features erupting volcanoes, rainforests full of life, and cascading...

Step back in time in Peru's Ollantaytambo

Step back in time in Peru's Ollantaytambo Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:00AM: In the heart of the Peru's Sacred Valley, 60 miles to the northwest of Cusco, sits a city whose history dates back to before the 15th century. Ollantaytambo was built by the Emperor Pachacuti after he conquered the area, and the ruins of his ancient palace still dominate the landscape. Today, Ollantaytambo is a destination that continues to be a draw to adventure travelers who come to Peru to...

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