Learn: Adventure Travel

March 5, 2010

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Name-dropping.  Bland finger food. Talking about the weather.  Social gatherings can be such a yawner.

Try This:  Tubing in Laos

Try This: Tubing in Laos

Take a break from temples, wats, and museums and escape to Vang Vieng, Laos. A small backpacker town in northern Laos, visitors to Vang Vieng often try kayaking, trekking, caving and climbing. The main attraction of the town however might be inner tubing down the Nam Song River.

Try This:  Swim with Beluga Whales

Try This: Swim with Beluga Whales

At 58N latitude, Churchill, Manitoba is a little farther north than most people would consider for their summer vacations – but the Hudson Bay area happens to be the summer home for 57,000 Beluga whales.

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

Off the Radar's Predictions on the Next Hip Adventures

You're a real trail blazer.  You've trekked your way through Nepal, safari-ed in Tanzania.  Now where do you go?  Check out the next ten hot spots as predicted by our friends at Off the Radar, the online magazine for independent adventure travelers.

Our Expert

Natasha Martin

Natasha Martin - Adventure Traveler

After 18 years of bouncing around the world, from Ethiopia to Barbados, with her parents, it was only natural that Natasha would pursue a career in tourism.  She edits the online travel magazine, Off the Radar and is a consultant at Xola Consulting.  Originally from beautiful Montreal, she currently lives in Washington, DC and is attending The George Washington University, pursuing a Masters of Tourism Administration, specializing in Sustainable Tourism.

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