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!
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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.
Last February, I took a trip to Hawaii. My wife has family there, so in Honolulu not only did we have a place to stay, but we also got a local’s lay of the land, as well as some solid tips for a jaunt over to Kauai. Neither of us had been to Hawaii and neither of us had ever taken a trip that pulled us right out of East Coast winter and delivered us to tropical paradise. I woke up this past Monday in New York to more snow. True, it did look nice coating the parked cars, awnings and trees like rich sugary frosting, but walking to the train I realized I am over winter. Not forever, just for this year.
Even before this sick-of-winter feeling came over me, a few weeks ago we were discussing what a treat it had been to leave slush and wind chill behind, if only for a week or so. Lush breezes and the colorful blooms and plumes make a psychological impact on someone that has been living in the cold, short days of winter. After a summer of travel, my trips over the last few months have been limited to the northern part of the eastern seaboard. Luckily, there are many fine people and places between Washington DC and Maine. Come April, I will be out of the country on two occasions, to England and Japan. But by then, spring will be greening its way across the northern hemisphere, so I’ll be traveling from one lovely moderate climate to another. There are several more weeks of potential winter between now and then, however.
When I lived in California, I readily did away with the four seasons, happy to exchange them for year-round fresh produce and bountiful sunshine interrupted by the odd month of rain. I do like the four seasons, except when I don’t. This age of affordable flights has made globetrotting a reality. If you have the means, you can fly through time zones and seasons on a whim. Such mobility is a luxury most of us take for granted. But it really is amazing to think about the ease with which you can go from summer to winter, or vice versa, depending on your taste in climates.
Do you like to travel with the seasons or away from them?