Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity, as tourists seek different kinds of vacations. Rather than simply whiling away the hours, lounging at the beach with a frothy drink in hand; travelers are showing a renewed sense of spirit and desire to seek and experience the unknown. Adventure tourism gains much of its excitement by allowing its participants to step outside of the box. Make your adventure dreams come true by browsing through the suggestions below and make plans for your next extended weekend that tests your limits and broadens your horizons, no matter what you define those to be.


Moab, UT– The award-winning Moab Adventure Center creates diverse opportunities to explore the red rock playground bordering Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  Now for the first time ever on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, this innovative company brings the fastest-growing water sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to an imaginative array of guided experiences to explore this region’s scenic wonders.   >MORE

How to Ski on a Budget

(ARA) - Planning a ski trip starts with answering these three questions: What mountain should I ski/snowboard? Where should I stay while I'm there? And how much am I willing to spend on lift tickets and equipment rental? A ski excursion can easily cost a traveler thousands of dollars, but consumers who are frugal can get by on about $150 a day per person without sacrificing creature comforts. Here are some money-saving strategies for planning this season's ski trip:   >MORE

Whitewater Rafting

The worldwide leader in whitewater rafting, O.A.R.S., reports which river systems across North America will feature the best navigable flows for the 2015 season, including destinations in the drought-stricken West. Based on SNOTEL snowpack data from specific river drainage basins and expert insight from guides and river managers throughout the West, O.A.R.S. anticipates some of the best conditions of the year along with big-water excitement on the Chilko River and good, family-friendly flows on Idaho’s Main Salmon and Snake Rivers, the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, as well as on the Arkansas River in Colorado.  >MORE

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