What would u consider adventurous travel?

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If u wanted to travel someplace, just a tad more adventurous, than the places u usually go, which counrty , would u choose.


2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately I am yet to do it, but a proper expedition to the South Pole (not just a small cruise to Antarctica) would be pretty adventurous, but this will set you back around $100,000.00USD. If I ever come in to many millions of dollars this will be the first adventure I go on with the money. Then it'd be Space travel.

On a more realistic scale, Canada has got plenty of stuff for the adventure seekers. I'd especially love to go to Northern Canada on an expedition. Australia also has some pretty amazing places for adventure seekers but you have to go off the beaten track to find that stuff. I haven't been to Nepal or Tibet, but they both look pretty amazing for adventure stuff especially trekking/mountain climbing. New Zealand is a really good country for adventure travel, but not cheap.

Another adventurous option that may not quite fit in to your criteria that is currently only available for people with more money than they could possibly ever spend, is to spend a week onboard the Russian Space station orbiting the earth. This is available to anyone who is so rich that they can spend $20,000,000.00USD, without it hurting the bank balance badly. I can point you to the website with this option (as well as cheaper space options and a lot more realistic adventure options for the average person).

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 31, 2007, at 5:23 AM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5774 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Mel, do you mean adventurous like activities/adreline sports or more of the off the beaten track sort?
I am not really keen on the first sort, so here are some possibilities of the second one. Otherwise search "from the swivellin' chair" here on TP, there was a blog lately by dr. pepper about off the beaten track travel.
Some options include indeed the ones aharold mentioned and like I said in the blog they are either expensive or time consuming...or both.

Some options:
- the Great Canning Stock route in Australia (2 weeks on a dirtroad), preferably with two cars.
- some countries which are less travelled but still are safe of course: I name for example El Salvador, the Comoros, Papua New Guinea, Central Western Africa (Congo, Gabon), Tadjikistan and Jakutia.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Just a tad more adventurous? That's a hard one to answer. It's not so much a country but how I'd travel - and even then. I would say camping it around Europe, but it wouldn't be adventurous to me so much as miserable. Ditto deep-jungle treks and hiking through a desert. We tend to do things that are just the right level of adventerous when we travel - lots of hiking (moutains, not deserts), trains, walking till we drop, trying new foods, splurging on a special thing or two. If I have to answer, I'd say I would have bit the bullet and went skydiving or opted to stretch the budget to the limit and done the canyoning thing in Interlaken (we went for Jungfrau instead).

Really, though. I think everyone travels to their adventurous limit.

5. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member 59 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I have a few things on mind I'd love to do given the time and money.

- Snowmobiling in Svaalbard, Norway
- Trekking in Tibet
- Chadar (Frozen River) Trek in Zanskar, Ladakh (India)
- White water Rafting (anywhere)

6. Posted by till (Inactive 73 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

ever tried to go around the world using bushcrafts, staying away from major civilations, sometimes asking the help of the locals.... doing all walking, going trough the most wildest remote places in the world....
i think that must be the most adventurs... needs also a good preperation and training....

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I am going to Iran, this year, and it feels like I am travelling to the ends of the earth.
For some reason, it seems more adventurous that other places I have been.


8. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Probably I call adventurous where I was among man eater tribes somewhere in those Amazon's hidden places. Then I try to find out how I could escape. Then at the end find it out all man eaters people were employed by Walt Disney in their special themes park to make the visitors little bit jumpy !

9. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

There's a difference between adventurous and dangerous. Going to countries with major politic conflicts is not a good idea. A few weeks ago 5 spanish tourists were murdered in Yemen, and the Koreans in Afganistan, etc... to me, some places are out of the question, I would never consider them unless the safety was better.

10. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

To me being adventurous is just that you are pushing your limits and venturing beyond them, so it could be someone who has not gone overseas going to a neighbouring country´╝î or a seasoned travel guru going to Antarctica for example. To me both are equally adenturous as long as you know you are challenging yourself and coming out of your comfort zone....