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Pre-Lenten Festivals: Venice Carnival

Before the fasting period of Lent (that leads up to the Christian celebration of Easter), many Christian countries and cultures find a way to celebrate Carnival. The Carnival period is usually in February and March – sometimes starting as early as January 6 –  when there are special parties and parades, but…

Adventure Travel in South America
Pre-Lenten Festivals: Rio Carnival

Before the fasting period of Lent (that leads up to the Christian celebration of Easter), many Christian countries and cultures somehow celebrate Carnival. The Carnival period is usually in February and March – sometimes starting as early as January 6 –  when there are special parties and parades, but usually there is…

Adventure Travel in Southeast Asia
Classic Southeast Asia Backpacking Routes

Southeast Asia is one of the most popular backpacking destinations on earth. Relatively cheap and tourist friendly, it’s a magnet for people in their 20s taking a gap year to backpack around this magnificent part of the world. Whether you’re into beaches and islands, full moon parties, surfing or scuba diving,…

Adventure Travel in South America
The Andes Adventure Travel

The Andes are at once the longest and – outside of Asia – the highest mountain range in the world. Located in South America nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Amazon Rainforest, the Andes offers everything from desert scenes to gigantic snowcapped peaks. Add some volcanos into the mix and some…

Adventure Travel in South America
The Amazing Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is that famed jungle covering a huge part of South America, that alone makes up more than half (!!) of the world’s rainforests. It’s also the most bio-diverse tropical rainforest in the world, plus it is home to vast swathes of untouched and unexplored land. The mysteries of the…

Adventure Travel in South America
Adventure Travel in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are considered to be the home to what’s considered among the world’s most diverse flora and fauna, as well as unique species of wildlife. While any adventure travel to Latin America would likely be an unforgettable experience, if you have the budget you shouldn’t miss heading out to the…

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Adventure Travel in Eastern Europe
Where to Ski in Poland

When it comes to skiing in Europe, it might not be the first country to come to mind (who can compete with France and Switzerland, right?) but Poland should not be underestimated for the ski resorts it contributes to the European winter experience. Most skiing in Poland is centered in…

Adventure Travel in Eastern Europe
6 Epic Train Journeys You Won’t Forget

Train journeys aren’t always about getting to a destination, some train journeys are about the journey itself. Some of the world’s most adventurous and exciting railway trips see this nostalgic and romantic mode of transport shine as the prime destination. From Australia, to India, and to southern Africa here are 6 epic train…

Extreme Adventure Records
The Thrill of Free Climbing and Free Soloing

People who are rock climbing fanatics are generally the types who love nothing more than testing their physical strength on cliff-faces and mountain-sides, usually with the assistance of safety of ropes, foot-holds, and even a partner to assist if there’s a problem. But free climbers and free soloists take this thrilling adventure sport to…

Adventure Travel in Western Europe
Where To Ski in the Swiss Alps

Winter in Europe is yet again upon us, and if the thought of the chilly weather and snowfall makes your heart melt, then you’re likely to be preparing your skiing or snowboarding gear and planning your winter holidays. While Switzerland is not for bargain hunters, the Swiss Alps are undoubtedly…

Extreme Mountain Adventures
8 Famous Volcanos You Can Climb

Volcanos can be equal parts brutal and beautiful, and some of the world’s most active volcanos are open to climbers. While they might not be frothing molten red lava during your climb, there’s always that feeling that at any moment the ground you’re walking on could erupt right underneath you. Don’t…