Adventure travel is the newest trend as greater numbers of travelers are ditching their beach chairs and piApa coladas to hike ancient trails, paddle secluded coves, and raft fierce rapids. These activities plus many more are covered in Fodor's Adventure Travel. The guide starts with land-based activities, such as hiking and caving, and moves on to adventures where animals are the mode of transport (horses, elephants, and dog-sled teams), then continues with vehicle adventures (4x4s, mountain biking), followed by water-based adventures (diving, kayaking, and canoeing), and finally ends with adventures that take you up, up and away into the air (hot-air ballooning, paragliding). Peppered throughout are first-person features on specific adventures that will bring readers right into the action. Also included are answers to ethical travel questions likely to be posed by eco-conscious travelers, as well as pages and pages of contact and service info that put readers directly in touch with the people who can help them plan an exhilarating, economical, and safe adventure-travel trip. - Text by award-winning travel journalist William Gray - Adventures that span across varying levels of difficulty from easy to extreme - First-person perspectives by those who have been there and done it - Coverage of unexpected activities in little-explored regions, from paragliding in Columbia to caving the cenotes of Mexico - Practical details on gear, tour operator contact info, and planning tipsself-drive service, including a fully prepared Land Rover with unlimited mileage, all camping equipment, a food starter pack, tailor-made itinerary ... ESSENTIALGEAR _ a#39; Long-range fuel tanks (I20 Iitres/ 32 gallons) a#39; Basic spare parts and tool box a#39; Two spare wheels a#39; Two ... I0 tips for 4WD expeditions I. Plan expenses meticulously, factoring in the costs of fuel, visas, accommodation, food and activities.
|Title||:||Fodor's Adventure Travel, 1st Edition|
|Publisher||:||Fodor's - 2008-11-04|