Information is everywhere. Would-be adventure sports travellers can pick up everything they ever needed to know about a trip before they’ve even left their front room. Or can they?
The internet has long been a force for good. The availability to access information, from all sources, of all opinions is something we now take for granted – as is the objectivity of much of the information we actually receive.
Search results have long been dominated by Wikipedia and the leading news providers, so it’s difficult searching for anything today – while the web has widened it has also narrowed.
So, is there one place you can find that definitive country guide? The simple answer is, No – and we write them!
The best advice for travellers is to search wide and deep. By this, we mean look past the top ranking Google returns; search for blogs as well as news, and especially seek out local news sources.
We suggest you first decide what it is you are looking for, before charging headlong into a searching frenzy. Collect sources as you go and keep looking – this way you’ll not be suckered into just using one source.
Look at tourist board websites – while unlikely to be critical of their own countries, they do hold some of the most detailed information, often written by an experienced editor or expert.
Look at blogs: some are good, many are bad and a few are real ugly! With our blog, we link to individual country guides; so if you are interested in learning more about a country, just take a look.
We also know the best people in the adventure sports industry, so we’ve links to the greatest adventures.
Generally, we think it’s best to review as many sites as possible. Just take care with some of the local news providers, as a quick parallel search can draw up some ugly political allegiances.
Other stars, in our eyes are 501 Places, BootsnAll Travel, and Nat Geo’s Explorer Blog.
Also, pick through the daily papers and look for travel features, explore travel blogs for first-person reports and always, always look further into your search results.
Booking an adventure sports holiday this way can help avoid the dreaded discovery that the ‘exciting renovations’ and ‘popular beach’ are in fact building site detritus and a train crash of back-to-back sun loungers.
If you’ve recently found a new source of travel information, we want to hear about it!
So leave us a comment, and if you are after adventure sport guides for each country, we’ve got that covered.
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