Much of the fun in adventure travel is the actual process of planning a trip. Every adventure begins with a dream and whether old or new, dreams define our concept of ourselves. The planning process compels us to come to terms with how we choose to accept the challenges that transform these dreams into reality.
Adventures Great and Small is designed to provide information about some "off the beaten path" places of the world. These adventures may comprise an entire vacation or they may be just side trips to an existing holiday plan. Our country pages provide numerous links to country-specific information while our adventure pages list the best guide and/or travel books available as well as local resources relative to the area described.
Independent travelers have long known that authentic travel experiences and adventure are more easily found away from large group tours with a fixed itinerary. A secondary benefit is the savings accrued when you invest the time to research and plan your own trip. In this way, many exotic destinations become affordable adventures. This planning page provides 5 Easy Steps to organize your independent adventure as well as a section of Other Travel Issues. However, Adventures Great and Small does not endorse any product or service that is listed here. Nor can we assume liability for any inaccuracies, omissions, or misunderstandings that may arise from using these resources.
Adventure Bookstores and Publishers
Adventure Travel Websites
Newsgroups and Bulletin Boards
Travel Magazines and Newsletters
Bargain Airfares and/or Package Deals
Small Groups with Similar Interests
Europe Through The Back Door, Inc.
P.O. Box 2009
Edmonds, WA 98020 USA
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door has a superb chapter on "Designing Your Itinerary." Although written for European destinations, it is easily adapted to travel anywhere in the world. This practical book will save you a lot of money, headaches and disappointments.
Publish Your Travel Article and/or Photographs
Travel Blogs and Journals
Traveling with a Laptop
Other Travel Issues
Adventure Travel Jobs
Finding a Travel Companion
Traveling with Children
Traveling with Disabilities
We hope this page will provide a practical guide to planning your adventure using the wealth of resources available on the Internet and elsewhere. If you have any suggestions to improve this page, please email us at Suggestions.
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