When you’re planning a once in a lifetime road trip, there’s really only one destination to choose: the USA. There is something magical and mysterious about routes across America and the great American road journey.
But with so many routes and roads to choose from, just how do you go about picking one?
And why go East to West, when you can drive North to South?
Of all the continents of the world to ski in, North America is widely considered the best, and for many good reasons. So that’s settled then!
North American resorts have the highest annual snowfall and visibility is usually excellent. Resorts are of a very high standard – pistes are beautifully groomed, lifts are fast and hi-tech, and powder skiers can take peace of mind from the avalanche-patrolled area boundaries.
Add to this some of the most iconographic scenery on Earth – the Rocky Mountains, the forests of British Columbia, winding glade-trails, beguiling wilderness – and it’s clear that North America is a must-ski.
Don’t believe me? Well, check out the top resorts.
If you like to get your adrenaline pumping and enjoy a bit of adventure on the road then driving in Peru will surely hasten your pulse. Off to see the magnificent Machu Picchu, few tourists bother to hire cars, instead they jump in on the regular tourist trail.
Now while this is well established and serves most people well, there are other adventures to be had and routes to be explored.
Although, with traffic signs and road rules frequently ignored, cars overtaking on both sides and speed limits viewed merely as a vague suggestion, driving in Peru is definitely not for the faint of heart.
Being adventurous is just not enough for some people. Take Dave Cornthwaite: he’s set up Expedition1000, a series of 1,000-mile challenges each using non-motorised transport. With world records falling along the way and the media knocking on the door, we thought we’d grab a word with the man (he just paddled the Mississippi on a SUP!)
Best described as ‘creatively adventurous’, Dave is bringing fresh ideas to the world of expeditions and endurance challenges – and a considerable amount to his growing charity pot. Read on and find out what it’s taken to get this far, and where this remarkeable journey is headed.
SUP is fairly new to the UK but increasingly popular, as long distance transport how does it compare to kayaking or canoeing?
In 2009, I kayaked over 1500 miles along the length of Australia’s Murray River, at the time it was easily the most enjoyable journey I’d ever made. Now I can safely say that I will never travel by kayak again. Not only is SUP a much better form of all-round exercise, it’s a more rewarding experience. The vantage point is better, it’s more simple, less impact. People will be travelling long distances by SUP until the end of time, it’s glorious.
It’s that time again!
As the summer shines its last warm rays, we look back on a great few months. Long days, late nights and even longer beaches; in many ways it was the perfect summer.
But with the winter comes opportunity: downhill opportunity, off-piste opportunity, freestyle opportunity; yes the winter season is here and we’ve set up the Top Ten Winter Ski Resorts to tempt you into your bindings once more…
- Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts
- New Adventure Travel Ideas
- Our Experts
- Top 10s
- Travel Gear
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- Kayaking Challenges: Paddling 1300km in handmade kayaks
- Child-Free Sports: Time to reclaim the wave?
- New Zealand: Spiritual Home of Adventure Sports
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- Kevlar Swiss Socks that Rock!
- Adventure Race Events: Trying the Toughest Challenges on Earth