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A Bike Ride Down a Volcano

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By Tim Shank

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Have you ever been to Maui? It is really a beautiful place to visit, especially if you are the adventurous sort. I know that my wife and I have been there twice and it was absolutely beautiful, there really isn’t a place like it on the planet. Some of the main things that people do when they visit Maui is to relax on the beach, enjoy some of the great food that is available, take a drive on the road to Hanna and my personal favorite, take a bike ride down Mt. Haleakala.

Mountain Biking Two Wheels in the Backcountry

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By Dan Austin

You won’t find the term “Mountain Biking” in the dictionary; you have to break it down. Webster defines “Mountain” as: “a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill” and “Bicycle” as: “a vehicle with two wheels tandem, a steering handle, a saddle seat, and pedals by which it is propelled.” That is enough to discourage 99% of us from taking up the sport. “Mountain Biking” is a generic and often over-used term that isn’t nearly as difficult as Webster would like us to think – in fact, a lot of people think it’s fun!

Cycling Tour – What Makes It Exceptional

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By Rajib KR Saha

Even though, bike tours are different from other types of venturing, but still they have something that makes them satisfactory and exceptional. This mode of travelling works as a preferable choice for the ones who want to challenge the conventional norms of exploring. In fact, it infuses a nomadic essence within the entire trip where a tourist gets an opportunity to go beyond the limits just to witness and experience the true flavours of a destination.

African safaris

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African safaris can be found at Family Adventure Magazine’s website: African safari adventure providers are listed at: http://famtrav.com/data/results.html?cart=1086200708149478&date=06/02/2004&ipaddress=024.161.098.055&sactcode=%5Bsactcode%5D&startat=1 African safaris require much planning. Katie Brown, in an article written for Family Adventure Magazine, “Planning the African Safari-The Trip of a Lifetime,” tells of the process. African safari options are discussed in Katie Brown’s article. Katie […]

PLANNING THE AFRICAN SAFARI—THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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by Katie Brown

Bobby memorized every species of large cat by the time he was seven. Sarah Anne, two years older, could recite not only the cats but also all the ungulates. Bobby tried to best her by learning as many bird species he could–until he realized there were over 400 for East Africa alone. When the kids began watching reruns of Wild Discovery for the umpteenth time,
Jonathan and Suzanne realized they were raising two new members of the Africa Fascination Club. But how could these parents, limited by budget, afford to cultivate their children’s love for the Dark Continent with the safari expedition they
wanted to give them?

An African Safari – The Perfect Family Vacation!

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By Margaret Sanko, CTC Family Safari Specialist

I can think of no better way to reconnect with your family, than an African safari vacation! There is something for everyone, plus a tremendous opportunity to educate children about game conservation, the environment and different cultures. I’ve found FAMILY is a big part of the local cultures, children are adored and welcomed. You’ll experience adventure, down time to reflect and converse, awe inspiring vistas, not to mention seeing up close (wild) animals, animals, animals! It’s back to basics with fresh air, sitting around the dinner table (being served delicious, home cooked meals), the sights and sounds of nature, enjoying time to simply contemplate the endless stars in the African sky. Simply put, an African safari offers interesting activities for all generations and unrivalled family experiences!

A Family Safari in Kenya The Adventure Continues. . .

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by Vicki Chesler

The Family Adventure Travel Directory has connected with a family of four who have just returned from an around-the-world trip. On this trip were Vicki Chesler, Matt Kovner and their two children, Melissa (age 13) and Kelsey (age 10).

Africa–the word itself sends a tingle down the spine. Also known as The Cradle of Civilization or the Dark Continent, Africa evokes mystery, drama, and a world of exotic cultures and wild beasts. As it turned out, nothing I had read or seen prepared me for the raw beauty of the place: cool mountain forests, endless grassy savannahs, snow-capped mountains, and every kind of wild animal imaginable. Our two-week Kenya safari was one of the most memorable and unique travel experiences we have ever had, surpassing all of our expectations. And because we had booked our own safari guide, we had the flexibility to make changes in what would have been a much too strenuous travel schedule for our family of four.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking – An Out of the Ordinary Travel Experience

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By Frank Dalotto

Gorilla trekking is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist activity. Global soft adventure travelers are beginning to add gorilla safaris to their “Bucket List” or “Before I Die” lists as a must do. With only fewer than 700 mountain gorillas remaining in existence, you don’t want to wait too long.

The gorilla is the largest primate, weighing as much as 600 lbs or 275 kg. An attractive feature of the mountain gorilla safari is the limited group size usually not more than 8 travelers to a group.
A one day gorilla trek can take anywhere from one to seven hours, and are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides and security guards. It is advised that you book with a reputable tour operator out of Rwanda or Uganda. The range of accommodations can run from budget to lux

All About Canal Boat Holidays

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By Dominic Donaldson

If you are looking for something a bit different for your holiday this year, why not look into canal boat holidays? Navigating waterways is lots of fun.

Many people are put going on a canal boat holiday because they feel they don’t know enough about boating. In actual fact, you don’t need any kind of boating experience to be able to enjoy canal boats, and all the training you need will be provided by the holiday company you hire the boat from.

The Erie Canal

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by Sarah Wiles

Imagine cruising with your family down a rippling canal in your traditionally styled canal boat. You motor through rolling, green farmland, past dairy cows, and orchards. You pass manicured estates, cozy cottages, and hillside manors. When the spirit moves you, you tie up and bike into town to visit a museum, shop for local crafts, sample the local wines and delicacies, and soak up the flavors of the region.