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.
As I’m wont to do from time to time, below are some links to travel-related stories sure to pique your curiosity, or not. Either way, feel free to comment, or share with us what you’ve been reading.
Mapping more than geography: If you’ve ever wondered about the lines of distinction that determine whether soft drinks are called “soda,” “pop,” or “Coke,” and have some time to kill, Samuel Arbesman has put together some incredible maps over at The Atlantic. From how we use our phones to word-choice preferences and sports teams, Arbesman explains: “While we as humans are incredibly complicated organisms, there are a few simple rules to how we behave. We sort ourselves based on cultural similarities, and these in turn are related to how we choose to move from place to place, and even with whom we communicate. A lot of these boundaries are porous and messy, allowing for a rich diversity of cultural flow. But knowing how we interact as part of a complex society, instead of only looking at political borders, can explain a lot more than we might have imagined.”
Travel the world with the Smithsonian: Do you have $66,950 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, maybe you should use it to join Smithsonian Journeys new Extraordinary Cultures Around the World by Private Jet. The trip’s name is actually a little deceiving since Europe and the Americas are not among the destinations. But if you want to jet around Asia and a bit of Africa, and jam with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart in Bali, this trip is for you!
All eyes on London: With the London Olympics just around the corner, The New York Times dedicated this past weekend’s Travel section to the capital, taking readers on neighborhood tours. It is one of the world’s great cities to be sure, but according to this Gulliver post, clearing customs is becoming increasingly difficult, and time consuming.