Hawaii Volcanoes National Park-Flying over an Active Volcano

The  roiling  red  lava  spurts  out  of  a  pitchblack  lava  tongue  that  extends  from  the volcano and into the ocean. As the molten liquid  oozes  into  the  water,  steam  rises into the air. While...

Heli-Hiking to a Via Ferrata

The first time you’re waiting for your ridea 14-seat, Bell 212 helicopter—you’re crouched down, heart racing, in a quiet parking lot south of Golden, British Columbia. When you finally see the chopper, making its...

Snorkeling the Islands of Palawan

Palawan’s  pristine  nature  beguiles  even the  most  practiced  snorkelers.  Unspoiled beaches abut clear turquoise water teeming with schools of fish. The biodiversity—both  on  land  and  sea—is  overwhelming. For  adventure  travelers  willing  to  make  a...

Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

One minute you’re standing there like any normal  person,  both  feet  on  the  ground, and the next you’re running off the side of a tall cliff—like any abnormal person. Then, without  a  word,  you’re ...

Swimming with Manatees

Be  passive  and  don’t  splash—with  a  little luck  these  sea  cows  may  come  up  and nudge you as you swim, snorkel, or scuba dive with them. Some may even let you pet their cloudy-grey...

The X Games: Bike Ballet

A  motor  bike  and  rider  soar  40  feet  into the  air.  Mid-flight  the  rider  detaches  himself from the bike, flipping it and spinning it around his head in mid-air like a spacewalker  playing  with ...

Discover Nepal

Enthusiastic explorers of culture will love this week-long immersion in Nepal’s diverse culture and topography – which starts the moment you touch down in Kathmandu. After checking in, you’ll head for dinner at Utsav...

Floating in the Dead Sea

The sensation of floating in the Dead Sea is so  freaky,  you  keep  testing  it  again  and again—releasing your body into that incredibly saline water and popping up to the surface, as buoyant as...

Jet Boating on Swan River

Perth  is  one  of  the  most  isolated  cities  in the  world.  Set  on  the  westernmost  coast of Australia, it’s more than 3,220km (2,000 miles)  from  any  other  major  city  in  the world  and  separated ...

Beijing-Past Encounter

Welcome to Beijing, a city where historic temples and ancient dynasties rule alongside restaurants, bars and skyscrapers •DAY 1: Start your holiday with a visit to one of the most famous structures in the world—The...

Conquering Peaks – 10 Trekking Trips

1 Hike to Everest Base Camp, Nepal For most trekkers, the best way of climbing Everest is by hiking to its more attainable Base Camp. In doing so, you will first pass through Sherpa country,...

Great Barrier Reef 10 Top Secrets

Great Barrier Reef 10 Top Secrets 1. The place to paddle: Whitsundays Islands To really appreciate the Whitsundays, hire a kayak from Salty Dog Sea Kayaking at Airlie Beach. A water taxi service of Scamper aluminium...

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