Kimberly McNamee


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Adventure travel beckons the curious, the thrill-seeker, the boundary-pusher. And as more and more travelers approach their vacations with active and open minds, hotel and tour operators have either shifted or expanded what they offer to better cater to this breed of adventurer. From finding the best off-road vehicle routes in South Africa to seeing snow leopards in Ladakh, India, to simply finding a resort that has plenty to keep the kids busy, here is plenty of intel to interest both beginners and seasoned explorers who are planning their ideal travel pursuit.

Oaxaca, Mexico

Things to Do in Oaxaca, Including Mexican Hot Chocolate Tastings and Mural Walks

Culinary and cultural adventure await in this increasingly popular city in Mexico.

Oaxaca is not just having a moment — it is here to stay. One of Mexico's most enchanting cities, Oaxaca seems to truly have it all, from ancient ruins, excellent cuisine, and fabulous art to indigenous culture, architecture, and dance. I learned this first-hand back in 2017; I was on a backpacking trip that was supposed to cover all of Mexico, but two months in, I got to Oaxaca and couldn't get myself to leave. I didn't finish the trip itinerary that year, and I have zero regrets.

Silverton, Colorado

This Colorado Mountain Town Has Year-round Outdoor Adventures Accessible Via Scenic Heritage Railroad

If you're an advanced hiker, biker, boater, skier, snowboarder, snowshoer, etc. you'll enjoy Silverton, but moderate or inexperienced athletes will have some fun here too.

Silverton, Colorado is one of those rare places where mountain views greet you in every direction, and where everyone seems to be off climbing, skiing, hiking, or river rafting. Though its history is rooted in mining — gold and silver were discovered in this area in the late 19th century — Silverton is a true mountain town today, and as such, it draws people who truly love the mountains.

Matera, Italy

This Gorgeous Italian City You Haven't Heard of Has Cave Hotels, Ancient History, and Stunning Views

A trip to Matera, Italy, will take you back in time.

Tucked inside the arch of Italy’s boot, Matera could have easily disappeared into the annals of history — the community was inhabited some 10,000 years before falling into disrepair, and was completely deserted in the 1970s. But, through the sheer force and determination of locals, plus several strategic investments, the long-standing town managed to not just survive, but thrive — in 2019, it was named a European Capital of Culture, and is considered one of the most beautiful places in all of Italy.

2024 Expedition Trips Offer Total Immersion in Once-in-a-lifetime Destinations

National Geographic Expeditions expands into coveted adventure destinations like Bhutan and Colombia.

If Bhutan, Colombia, or the Baltic countries are on your travel list, it's time for for us to book you a trip. National Geographic Expeditions just announced new Signature Land expeditions to all three destinations. Each of the itineraries will have multiple departures throughout 2024.

The Bhutan expedition is an 11-day trip through the mountainous kingdom, diving into its history, cultural traditions, and architecture. 
In Colombia, travelers will spend nine days traveling from Bogota to Cartagena, visiting such destinations as the Cocora Valley, Tayrona National Park, and Barranquilla.

The Baltic expedition is an 11-day journey across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Stops include the three countries' respective capital cities, as well as Gauja National Park and the Curonian Spit. 

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