Adventure travel “demystified”

Have you always wondered what “adventure travel” is, and whether it’s something you would enjoy? You’re not alone.  Active, experiential travel is the fastest growing leisure travel segment in the U.S., but there is still a lot of confusion out there as to what, exactly, adventure travel means.

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The short answer is that adventure, like beauty,  is in the eye of the beholder.  It can be hard adventure like rock climbing and white water rafting . . . soft adventure like snorkeling or hiking . . . or something in between that we’ll call, for lack of a better word, “mildly adventurous” — that would encompass things like kayaking, zip-lining, or hot-air ballooning. 

For a better description than that, and the inside scoop on what you need to consider if you’re interested in planning an adventurous vacation of your own, tune in to my webinar at 7 p.m. on September 23rd.

I’m teaming up with Lori Carr, president of Tomgirl Tours, to present a free informational webinar called “Adventure Travel 101”. We’ll explain the adventure travel phenomenon, address your fears, answer your questions, and provide some great resources for additional  information.

If you’re interested in attending, send me a quick email at The webinar signup link is not yet active, but I’ll put you on my email list and let you know as soon as you can register.

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Clare and Mark (family cruise to Alaska)

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