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  • 5 Reasons to Go to the Aran Islands

    The Aran Islands (Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer) are three small, but adventure-packed islands off the coast of Ireland. Think craggy cliffs, lush green landscapes, and Bronze Age ruins.

    Posted by Eva Sandoval on May 21, 2013 at 11:33:52 AM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • 4 Perfect Southern Summer Itineraries

    The US South has a bit of everything. It is a culinary mecca, has stunning scenery, and boasts charming, historic towns to spare. Here are four itineraries for a summertime trip down to Dixie.

    Posted by Shayla Martin on May 16, 2013 at 1:51:10 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Just Back From: The Canadian Rockies

    Surrounded by the jagged, snow-dusted Rockies on every side, Canmore is an adventurer's (and a photographer's) dream, where you can indulge in the great outdoors all year round.

    Posted by Trish Friesen on April 15, 2013 at 8:58:55 AM EDT in Outdoors, Trip Ideas
  • National Pet Day: 5 Great Adventures for Pet Lovers

    Leaving Fido at home? Don't have a Fido, but wish you did? Whatever your status, pairing up with a pet on the road can make for some thrilling adventures, from dog-sledding to swimming with pigs.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on April 11, 2013 at 2:19:52 PM EDT in Outdoors
  • 5 Great Ways to See the Great Barrier Reef

    The glorious Great Barrier Reef just begs to be explored, and there are many more ways to do so than just scuba. Why not see it from above in a seaplane or submerge yourself in a semi-sub boat?

    Posted by Elissa Richard on April 02, 2013 at 11:35:57 AM EDT in Outdoors, Trip Ideas
  • 7 Thrilling Adventures in the UAE

    The United Arab Emirates may be best known for its luxury high rises and deluxe shopping malls, but look closer and you'll find tons of adrenaline-pumping adventures to be had.

    Posted by Megan Snedden on March 28, 2013 at 1:37:18 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • 3 Ways to See the World as a Runner

    Running on holiday really does kill two birds with one stone—you'll stay fit, of course, but you also have the chance to zoom past iconic sights in a unique way. Here are three ways to go.

    Posted by Erin Gifford on March 25, 2013 at 8:56:00 AM EDT in Outdoors, Trip Ideas
  • 5 High-Octane Adventures in New Zealand

    It should come as no surprise that New Zealand is a playground for the truly adventurous. We're not talking spirited hikes and jet-skiing here, we're talking 200-ft free falls and tandem hand-gliding.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on March 07, 2013 at 11:10:19 AM EST in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • To Do: Dream Racing in Las Vegas

    Dream Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has long been the first stop for drivers looking for a Ferrari-fueled adrenaline rush. But now the course has street legal cars—and lower prices.

    Posted by Susan Stapleton on February 27, 2013 at 11:02:15 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • To Do: Plan Next Year's Antarctic Cruise Now

    Make the trek to Earth's South Pole and explore the wild, gorgeous wonders of Antarctica via expedition cruise ship. Here's why you should plan for next

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on January 31, 2013 at 5:09:54 PM EST in Cruises, Travel Tips
  • Four Perfect Hawaiian Island Hopping Itineraries

    Adventure seekers, foodies, spa-lovers, and nightlife enthusiasts—come one, come all. The Hawaiian islands have something for everyone, particularly if you double up with a little island hopping.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on December 12, 2012 at 11:03:54 AM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Traveler's Meditation: On Reaching Life in the Rainforest

    Journalist and author Scott Wallace has been treading where few dare—in the deep depths of the Amazon, in search of a tribe known as the Arrow People. Here, his meditation on what it took, and what came from the adventure.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on September 22, 2012 at 12:00:03 PM EDT in Outdoors
  • 10 Trips for Facing Your Fears

    Whether its heights, speed, wild animals, or something else, we've all got a fear that needs conquering. So why not do it on vacation? These are our top trips for feeling (nearly) invincible.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on September 11, 2012 at 5:02:34 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Father's Day 2012: Experiences to Gift Dad This Year

    Dad loves tools. And ties. But you got him those last year. Get him something he'll love doing this year, whether it's an obstacle course, brewery tour, butchery lesson, or secret spa treatment.

    Posted by Adam Erace on June 11, 2012 at 12:09:37 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Hotels
  • 5 Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas

    Getting outside in Vegas usually means lounging poolside. But for anyone who wants to mix clubbing and gambling with the great outdoors, here are 5 lesser-known outdoor adventures.

    Posted by Matt Villano on June 06, 2012 at 12:21:09 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors
  • Princess Cruise Deal Offers Discounts on Alaskan Adventures

    Princess Cruises recently launched a series of discounts on their popular Alaskan cruises. The "Denali on Sale" deal, which continues through March 15th, features Alaska tours starting from $799/person for a 10-night trip.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on March 07, 2012 at 1:36:13 PM EST in Cruises, News, Deals
  • A Day Touring New Zealand's Wine Country By Bike

    New Zealand editor Stephanie Butler recently spent a day touring Marlborough's wineries by bike, learning that it is an excellent alternative to the ubiquitous winery tour-by-van operations throughout New Zealand, and a great way to save some cash. Still, the idea of wine and bikes had images of scraped knees and broken sunglasses (or worse) dancing through her head.

    Posted by Stephanie Butler on March 10, 2009 at 11:08:28 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • The Adventure Traveler: A Happy Camper Gift Guide

    Here are our favorite gift ideas for the outdoor-oriented traveler in your life, whether they love to birdwatch in Costa Rica or trek in the nearest national park. This is the first in a series of gift guides for every kind of traveler. Stay tuned.

    Posted by Salwa Jabado on December 09, 2008 at 1:59:41 PM EST in Trip Ideas
  • Tahiti On a Budget

    There's no way around one basic fact: French Polynesia is an expensive destination. Take it from us, though, that with the right amount of budget smarts it can be conquered.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 22, 2008 at 11:37:23 AM EDT in Trip Ideas Tagged: winetours, wine tours, mountains, nicaragua
  • 8 Urban Adventures

    Cities are great places for adventures. Sure, most urban visitors like to shop and eat, but there are other, more pulse-quickening types of fun to be had as well. In North American metropolises big and small, some of these alternate activities include hiking, sightseeing from the top of a tower, "flightseeing" from the sky, hang gliding and kiteboarding. Here's a rundown of some of the very best. Hoofing it The most challenging urban adventure in the U.S. is in the Big Apple, where an annual event dubbed the Great Saunter always draws a crowd. The hike, sponsored by Shore Walkers, is a circumambulation of Manhattan---over the course of one long day, participants walk the entire 32-mile perimeter of the entire island. The group meets at sunrise at South Street Seaport and heads up the Hudson River, following the Harlem River before passing Yankee Stadium, then tromping south again along the island's eastern shore. Not surprisingly, most of the trail is paved; interestingly, however, Fo

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 26, 2008 at 3:05:31 PM EDT in Trip Ideas