Adventure. It's in our DNA. We introduced adventure travel to North America in 1972 and never looked back. Now you can choose from over 4,000 small group trips, or have one of our experienced adventure travel specialists build one just for you. No one has the experience, depth of knowledge and range of itineraries of Adventure Center!
There are always lots of questions when you're planning a trip. Here are answers to the questions that we get the most. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please call or email and we will be happy to answer them for you.
What our travelers have to say
What we hear most about our style of travel is "Why haven't I done this before?"
Responsible travel is rooted in respect, socially & ecologically . Since 1972 we've helped shape the meaning of traveling responsibly by introducing small groups of travellers to local people, wildlife and culture while sustaining the delicate balance that enables these communities and ecosystems to thrive.
People who makeit happen!
Guess what we do on vacation? That's right, we get out and travel. We're all passionate about new destinations and new experiences. We know adventure because we live it, and that helps us to better prepare you for yours. Let us know how we can put our knowledge and our experience to use for you.
Are you an adventurer, an explorer, or just plain curious? Do you love discovering new cultures and places? If so, we should talk. We're always looking for people who are committed to making adventure come alive for others.
Let's face it: no matter how amazing the trip, getting there is not always part of the fun, especially if the transit between home and away includes a long, cramped flight. Sure, those twelve-hour flights give you time to read up on your destination, or finally relax after a few harried days of pre-departure odds and ends, but for the most part the seats are uncomfortable and the engine drones through headphones. If you're one of the lucky ones able to sleep solidly on airplanes, perhaps flights are enjoyable (and I envy you). For most of us, they're part of the process of traveling.
For reasons as varied as security measures and generating revenue, these days airlines don't dole out many free perks, and the number of extras that can be tacked on to the cost of a flight has really gone up over the last few years. The Economist's Gulliver has put together "Optional Extras," an "authoritative guide to what, and not, to spend your pennies on."
The list covers everything from paying extra to skip to the front of security checks to paying for inflight Wi-Fi. According to Gulliver it's best not to pay for either. When it comes to avoiding a long security line, the fees are high and unless you really need to make that flight (and couldn't get to the airport in time) "grin, bear it and people-watch while you wait," suggests the article. As for Wi-Fi, business travelers with expense accounts can justify it, but even then the service is usually spotty.
On long-haul flights, it seems like free movies are the norm anymore, but perhaps it's worth paying to see a new movie that you'd already been planning on seeing, so long as the cost is less than an actual movie ticket. And what about booze? As Gulliver points out, alcoholic drinks dehydrate you, so if the flight is charging save yourself some money, and avoid a headache while you're at it.