NOT COOL, JUST REAL
For some people, just going camping with their kids is different enough. But others yearn for an odyssey. For these travelers, adventure is all about the place. They don’t need to kayak, climb or cycle for miles. They just want to have their senses awakened by spectacular and often extreme landscapes, untouched cultures or, quite simply, wilderness.
Adventurous destinations call for responsible vacation companies that have spent years getting to know these places and the people who live and work there. They ensure that you have quality places to stay, excellent local guides, good transport and plenty of good food, before they embark on creating vacations that bring small groups of tourists here.
Daring to be different
In Mongolia you can discover the dramatic steppes landscape of the Zavkhan province on horseback, as equine excellence is at the core of Mongolian culture. Or spend time with the Kazakhs in their homelands , the dramatically beautiful Altai Mountains.
Haiti, in the Caribbean, is also daring to be different. Which is admirable, given that Haitians suffered the most tragic loss after the earthquake that hit in 2010. So, they could just try and pull in the Caribbean cruise ship liners or all inclusive resort conglomerates. But thankfully, local companies are offering trips that include swimming in waterfalls, whale and dolphin watching, hikes or horse treks up to Cap-Haitien’s magnificent Citadelle, or visits to artists and artisans in its vibrant, and so not clichéd Caribbean capital city, Port au Prince.