Adventure Travel to Australia and New Zealand - 5 Best Adventure Destinations

Top Australia Adventure Travel Destinations

Kangaroo Island Australia Adventure

Kangaroo Island is known as the Australian "Galapagos" because of its rich diversity of wildlife. Take a guided night tour to see the little penguins march out of the sea to their homes along the coastline. Stop in at the Seal Bay Conservation Park where you'll see the rare Australian sea lion. A hike through Flinders Chase National Park will get you up close to kangaroos, possums, echidna, koalas and platypus in the wild.

The Australian Outback Adventure

This is the rugged interior of Australia and home to red hills, fiery sunsets and a dramatic sense of spaciousness. Here you can hike the Aboriginal Dreaming Trail with an Aboriginal guide to experience the local culture and history. You can also hike, bike, take a scenic flight or 4-wheel drive tour of the breath-taking landscapes of gorges adorned with aboriginal art, mountains, caves, waterfalls and canyons. Here you'll also see plenty of wildlife in their beautiful natural settings.

Top New Zealand Adventure Travel Destinations

Auckland New Zealand Adventure

Bungy jumping is a tradition that has been practiced in the South Pacific for hundreds of years as an initiation ritual. But commercial bungy jumping was first developed in New Zealand in 1986 and continues to be a national tradition there.

You'll find opportunities to indulge your need for this heart-stopping thrill just about everywhere. In Auckland you can bungy jump from one of the many bridges over the bay, or try New Zealand's highest jump - 209.9 yards straight down from the top of Sky Tower. While you're staying in the "City of Sails" you can also indulge in first-class food and wine, cultural events and shopping.

A calmer adventure that you could take the whole family on includes seeing the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves. A guided tour takes you through limestone chambers and includes a silent boat trip through the glowworm grotto. You'll marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide beneath the lights of thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling.

Queenstown New Zealand Adventure

From crystal clear Lake Wakatipu across to The Remarkables mountain range, Queenstown's environment is majestic, awe-inspiring and almost unbelievable. A great way to start your vacation and get an overview of the landscape is to take the gondola up Bob's Peak.

Exploring Queenstown's Skippers Road is an adventure in itself. Hand carved out of solid rock, the road twists and turns around steep cliffs with magnificent views. Because the road is so dangerous, it is only accessible by guided tour. The area hosts a number of adventure sports. Depending on your appetite for thrills, you can take a ride on the flying fox, go white water rafting or get a vertical view of the canyon attached to a bungy. Less terrifying options include blasting along the Shotover River in a jet boat, walking across a historic pipeline or a visit to Winky's Museum.

Some of the other outdoor adventures in Queenstown that will have you playing on the edge include:

    * Heli-skiing, skiing and snowboarding
    * Bungy jumping
    * Canyon swinging
    * Hiking
    * Rock climbing
    * Mountain biking
    * Horse riding
    * Sky diving
    * Hang gliding
    * Parapente, or para-gliding
    * Jetboating
    * Kayaking
    * Sailing
    * Golfing
    * Gold panning
    * Canyoning

Rotorua New Zealand Adventure

Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, and is home tribal home of the Te Arawa people, who settled in lakeside geothermal areas more than 600 years ago. Geysers, boiling mud pools, marae stays, hangi feasts, an authentic pre-European Maori village and indulgent spa therapies will provide plenty of activities to write home about. Refresh your spirit with a day outdoors trout fishing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming, hiking or mountain biking. And if it's excitement you crave, you can challenge your spirit with adrenalin-charged extreme activities such as sky-diving, jet boating and zorbing.

These are just a sampling of some of the outdoor adventures available in Australia and New Zealand. There's also world-renowned white water kayaking, some of the best diving in the world on The Great Barrier Reef, and a multitude of hiking, biking, ballooning, canoeing and other adventures to be had.

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International Adventure Travel

International adventure travel: Safaris, balloon tours, swimming with dolphins, bicycling down volcanos, trekking in the Himalayas, Walmart on Christmas Eve - the list is almost endless. This will not be a comprehensive listing of all the adventure opportunities out there. Instead, here is just enough to whet your appetite.

My Own International Adventure Travel

Long before hitchhiking across the country at sixteen-years-old, I had a taste for adventure. At fourteen, a friend and I bicycled 300 miles in a few days during one summer. At seventeen, I went international with my adventuring, hitchhiking from Michigan to half-way across Mexico. Over forty now, I no longer put out my thumb - not very often, anyhow - but I still love to travel.

More recently, my international adventure travel took me to Ecuador. While there I climbed to the furthest point from the center of the Earth. Everest is highest above sea level, but due to the Earth's bulge at the equator, the peak of Mount Chimborazo, at 20,600 feet, is farther from from the center of our planet. The top is all snow, ice, and glaciers.

My guide didn't speak English, and thought I was a mountaineer. I had once used an ice axe and crampons to go forty feet up a sledding hill, in Michigan. The rest of the story is on the website, but you can get information and a guide by talking to almost any hotel manager in Riobamba, Ecuador.

Go On A Jungle Book Safari

In southern Nepal, In the Royal Chitwan National Park, you can see tigers, leopards, rhinos, and sloth-bears. And where better to see them from than the back of a large elephant? The tours are lead by naturalists and park rangers. Stay in the comfortable Safari Lodge and take daily tours into the jungle.

Take A Mongolian Horseback Trek

Travel with one of the great nomadic and horse-based cultures of the world. The trips take you beyond tourist routes, and you can customize your trek to fit your schedule and budget. These tours are run from an office in Mongolia, and they provides experienced guides that are multi-lingual.

Go Rock Climbing In Rio

Want an outdoor adventure and city nightlife? Try a rock climbing tour in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You'll find routes for all skill levels in the Sugar Loaf, Urca, Corcovado and Pedra da Gavea mountains. Tours include bilingual instructors, equipment rentals, and transportation, and start at under $100 per person.

Swim With Dolphins In The Croatian Sea

Escape from the cold this winter, to the Cres-Losinj group of islands, which is known for it's mild climate. Mali Losinj on the island of Losinj is known for its health resort, but recently, the area is becoming famous for the bottle-nosed dolphins that have made their homes in the clear and clean waters of the Cres-Losinj group of islands. Mingle with them by boat or in your swimsuit.

Climb Mount Kinabalu

Mt. Kinabalu (4101m) is the king of the Borneo sub-continent. It rises 3000 feet higher than other mountains in the area; far above the jungle. It attracts international climbers of all skill levels, who scramble, climb and trek in its unique jungle-alpine enviroment. Kinabalu is in a world heritage site that boasts a wide variety of plants and animals. Experienced guides will take you trekking, or take you to the top.

Steve Gillman hit the road at sixteen, and traveled the U.S. and Mexico alone at 17. Now 40, he travels with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador. For more on international adventure, and to read their stories, tips and travel information, visit:

Top Adventure Travel Companies In The World

Here are few best adventure travel organizations that provide a discriminating and interesting range of adventurous traveling plans. Hiking the Inca Trail, biking in Morocco and rafting through Grand Canyon are simply the shortest sample of experiences these organizations could provide customers. All their sites list specific adventurous trips, with elaborated travel plans, cost and pictures.

Gap adventures:

This company provides a choice of about 1,200 adventurous trip plans to all 7 continents. To find some discount rates on fascinating tours check out their "Specials" section.

Geographic Expeditions Adventure tours:

This company provides the portfolio of land trips, walks, treks and military ocean trips to the most impressive places in the world, ranging right from travels in Nepal, China and Vietnam to Ghana and Mongolia.

Austin-Lehman adventurous trips:

If you are anticipating adventurous traveling trips that children of all ages could enjoy, or tours only for you or for adolescents, consider this company. Austin-Lehman offers the hike, bike, paddle, climb, ride and Multi-Sport tours-- visit such beautiful destination such as Costa Rica, Alaska, Mexico, Bryce, Canada, Yosemite National Parks and Zion.

International Expeditions:

This company provides nature-tours and eco trips to different places comprising the Egypt, Amazon, India, Galapagos and Kenya. International Expeditions provides deep itineraries planned to explore the region's mortal of the country.

Intrepid Travel:

This is the niche adventure travel company which concentrates on taking customers out-of-the-way track to about ninety place over the world. On this typical tour you could trip in paths similar to localized people, respecting the environment and the culture. This travel tour operator company takes generally public transport, stay and dines in small local-owned organizations.

Small adventurous trips with classic journeys:

This company is specializes in small-group, boutique and soft adventurous trip. Classic journeys functions 3 types of tours: family journeying, cultural walking adventures and culinary trips.

To get more list of best adventure travel companies click here. This site has the complete list of adventure travel companies that offers off the beaten track trips.

Adventure Travel in South America - Ecotourism, Mountain Trekking, Surf Camps and Culture

Ecuador provides a brilliant backdrop of geography, culture and ecology for those travelers looking to get off the well trodden tourist path and explore a country still considered a virgin on the tourism front. Not yet mollified by the Cancun-esque pollution that accompanies exploited tourism destinations, this ecological wonder is considered a mega-diversity hot spot on the planet. If its culture you seek, you will have your hands full. From the coastal fisherwomen of the Mangroves, the indigenous tribes of the Amazon such as the Shuar and Huarani, to the ancient Quechua peoples of the Andes, Ecuador is comprised of a stunning diversity of cultures. All this wrapped up in a country the size of Colorado which makes it possible to explore the Amazon Jungle by morning and be sitting beachside by evening, passing through the breath taking volcano views as you head west over the Andes.

Not only is this a country rich in natural resources but it is never short on international distinction capturing the eye of environmental research and controversy alike. Ecuador seems to be at the epicenter of key global issues with international mitigators such as Amazon Watch (who is leading the fights against Chevron oil contamination in the Amazon) stepping in to do their part in global conservation, focusing on topics such as: mining in Andean bear country, deforestation, climate change phenomena of melting glaciers in the Andes, ecologically sensitive Andean paramo grasslands, the struggle of indigenous peoples, desertification, medicinal research in the Amazon, and key biologically sensitive niche habitats- home to many threatened and endangered species. The tourism draw to this country on the conservation/volunteer front is growing by leaps and bounds as many flock to be a part of these ever important issues and witness first hand the beauty and uniqueness of this yet unspoiled international travel destination.

Adventure sports enthusiasts are not far behind, eagerly venturing into Ecuador for the extreme mountaineering, climbing, kayaking and, of course, surfing! An ever present enticement as a mountaineering destination, the country's Andean range serves as a hard earned training grounds for those who are able to top off the killer peak of the world's highest active volcano, Cotopaxi, within the enchanting Cotopaxi National Park. Just a short hour and half drive from the capitol city of Quito means you can be strapping on your crampons and ice axe shortly after touching down on the tarmac. Other sought after peaks are Ilinizas North and South and the behemoth of Chimborazo topping out at 20,702 feet.

The Andean range is considered a head waters to the Amazon River. The holding grounds for this precious water is a unique ecological wonder known as the paramo. These are the equivalent of giant sponges covered in 10 foot tall grasses, which feed the hungry souls of kayakers seeking out the class 4 and 5 river running that Ecuador has to offer.

Climbers are never short on supply and easy access to back country rock. With a geologic history based in this land of volcanoes the stunning views of columnar jointing apparent in San Juan Canyon would make any hard core trad climber drop their rack on the spot. These classic traditional routes are juxtaposed by the developed sport climbing oasis of Sigsipamapa, again just a short 45 minutes outside of Quito.

Another big draw into Ecuador is the Andean culture- a photographer's dream with their calliope of colored traditional garb. the Quechua people in their festive wear are sprinkled into the commons of Quito which makes for a colorful and nice surprise when touring the capitol city. One of the largest outdoor markets is located in the high mountains of Otavalo, which explodes on the weekends with booths and tables selling locally grown and made wares. Here you may find alpaca sweaters, paintings, carved masks and hand woven hammocks. The festivals are rock hard south america style which means you either put your game face on or stay home, these are usually a blow out for photographers, egg throwers and off the chart, strange traditions that are culturally confounding and sure to delight!

Recently featured on National Geographic's No Reservations with Anthony Bordaine, the country's cuisine is highlighted on the Travel Channel's documentary which doesn't skimp on the skewered guinea pigs roasted as a delicacy and readily available in the open markets or roadside restaurants. Ecuador receives 5 gold stars as a travel destination due to its easily accessible transportation. Local bus transportation can get you to the most remote areas of this tiny country in any given direction at any given time. Airports provide daily commuter flights between the major airports of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca and Manta. This country is still considered to be at its inception on the tourism scene which means you reap the benefits along with a few down turns. However, booking a package tour, where all the kinks have been worked out of the logistics planning which translates into a timely schedule, no hassles and you don't even have to speak Spanish fluently in a world where few locals speak English.

The benefits are exceedingly obvious when you the hit the coastal zone where you will NOT find: Resorts, high rise buildings and traffic congestion. What you WILL find is: an expressive flamboyant culture, caiparinas (the local cane sugar cocktail), friendly locals, great prices, excellent sea food including cebiche and encocados (made from a coconut sauce), empty beaches as far as the eye can see and a consistent beach break which is just dawning on the surf scene. Novices and moderate surfers alike are discovering the friendly breaks without rock, reef and plenty of space for everyone to ride some waves. Be sure to check out the Lonely Planet's ever expanding section on Canoa, Ecuador.

There are many online resources available to you regarding travel in Ecuador such as Viva Travel Guides, the Lonely Planet and Virtual Tourist 360.

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Ethiopia Adventure Travel Tips

In November 2010 my husband and I travelled around Ethiopia for 3 weeks by public bus with our private guide Samson Wolde. Travel (especially bus travel) is a real adventure and not for the faint hearted as there is long travel days (even longer if the bus breaks down) on poorly maintained roads. But it is an excellent way to get up close and personal and experience the life and culture of the locals.

Addis Ababa
We arrived at the airport at 3.30am. We had not booked any accommodation due to our early arrival so we stayed at the aiport till about 7am. A taxi agreed to take us into the city for USD$10. We went to the Ras Hotel where we had to wait till 9am to see if they had a room.
Travel Tip: We stayed at the Ras Hotel 3 times due to its central location. The price includes breakfast which is awful but lunch and dinner are good.

Bahir Dar
We stayed at the Ghion Hotel on Lake Tana and did a boat cruise to the islands to see the painted churches. The Blue Nile Falls area is pretty but not worth the long bumpy ride to get there. Since damming the river, the waterfalls are certainly nothing like the posters show.
Travel Tip: Check if a guide is included with your Lake Tana boat cruise. There was 9 of us on our boat. No guide accompanied us on the boat except for our private guide Samson. The first island we visited Samson acted as intrepreter otherwise we would have not understood what we were looking at. The second island we visited the church guide spoke English.

The abandoned castles are very interesting and it is worth hiring the guides inside the gate.
Travel Tip: We stayed at the Belgez Pension which was cheap, clean and quiet but the rooms were very small and cramped. They do your washing for a very small fee - give to the cleaners in the morning.

Simien Mountains
We did a one day 4WD day trip with another traveller and our guide Samson.
Travel Tip: We would have liked to have stayed overnight even though we are not trekkers, as the scenery is stunning.

We spent 2 nights in Lalibela exploring the amazing rock churches.
Travel Tip: Keep your entrance ticket handy as they will be checked at each church entrance.

Arba Minch
Arba Minch is a overnight bus stop between Addis Ababa and Jinka.
Travel Tip: Spend an extra night on one of the stopovers and do the lake tour.

We hired a 4WD locally to tour the main 3 tribes in the area (Mersi, Hamer and Karo tribes). We shared this cost with 3 other travellers who were on the bus and stayed at the same accommodation as us.
Travel Tip: Buy your bus ticket to Addis Ababa early (at least 1 day in advance) so you can obtain a better seat number otherwise you will find yourself stuck at the back of the bus on the 2 day journey. Buy good ear plugs so that you can block out the noise of the loud music videos playing.

We used a variety of transport that included: public bus, minivan, 4WD and boat.
Travel Tip: If you find that quite a few of you are heading in the same direction, it will be more economical and comfortable to rent a minivan and driver like we did from Bahar Dar to Gondar (7 people).

Tour Guide
We used the services of a private guide. This was the first time we have hired a guide for the entire trip through a new country. The guide proved invaluable in keeping the touts away (worth the money alone), dealing with local tour operators and obtaining hotels.
Travel Tip: Use a private guide's extensive knowledge and experience to enjoy Ethiopia through the eyes of a local.

Name - Elwynn Jones

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Since 1999 my husband Gavin and I have travelled to 53 countries. Our shortest trip was 5 days and our longest was 7 months. We travel independently and map out a rough itinerary (hence our website name), as we know that our plans will change due to weather, local circumstances or finding out about other attractions not listed in the guide book. We have created this website to share our knowledge, experience and other details we have learnt along the way.

We used the services of Samson Wolde, a local Ethiopian guide who has been showing visitors the sights and sounds of Ethiopia for 25 years. Website -

Enjoy Adventure Travel With The Help Of Travel Agents

The idea of choosing adventure travel can be exhilarating! There are many people out there who are highly adventurous but fail to nurture this interest due to the lack of proper planning. It is not always money that acts as an obstacle in the way of adventurous people who love to travel. Lack of knowledge about the place the person wishes to visit and lack of the ability to organize the trips is also the reason behind the inability of people to take such trips. An easy solution to this problem is to take the help of a travel agent. These professionals are trained to offer travelers the experience of a lifetime without going through the ordeal of planning and organizing everything! In fact, many people refrain from taking adventurous trips believing that it will require a lot of pain associated with planning the trip.

If you want to enjoy a break through adventure travel, nothing can be better than choosing a planned tour. While on vacation you are supposed to let your senses fully relax. If you spend your time planning and arranging things, you will get very little time to rest and relax! Whether you are taking the trip with your family or with your spouse, you should ensure that things have been planned and arranged for you thereby enabling you to enjoy your trip to the fullest. This is only possible when you take the guidance of a travel agent. These people design and plan your trip in such a way that you will have everything organized and arranged for you even before you reach your destination! The job of the agent is to guide and organize everything pertaining to your travel so that you can enjoy every bit of your vacation.

Those who are prudent and know how to have a good time when traveling prefer using a travel agent who makes all the arrangements on their behalf. Travel agencies have a number of travel agents working under them. All you need to do is to research the type of travel agent who will suit you most and hire him to arrange your adventure travel. Even the selection of travel agents has to be done very carefully! You need to ensure that you are getting uniquely designed tour packages from the agent. You need to communicate your requirements to your travel agent and he will plan a vacation at an exotic beach or serene mountains, whichever you prefer. Since, there are so many travel agents operating, you will not have any problem finding one who fits your budget comfortably.

There is nothing better than a adventure travel vacation. Not only will you experience the customs, culture and tastes of a foreign place but you can also get the needed rest and relaxation that you desire. If you want a flawless adventure travel vacation, utilize the services of a travel agent to plan your luxury cruise vacation.

Adventure Travel in India

The high range of the Himalayas to the foothills of the Aravalli Hills, the merging of the river with the ocean, and the dense forests of Sunderbans, India is a land of mystery. If you are planning for an adventurous vacation, there is no way to skip your thoughts beyond the Indian diversity. The country offers you the experience of an adrenaline rush as you embark on a jungle trekking or rock climbing. Adventure tours in India have seen dimensions in the way that tourism has changed with the advent of foreign nationals. Adventure sports in water developed into a complete different aspect of tourism solely thriving on the interest of the thrill lovers.

Blessed with the magnificent beauty and charm of a paradise, the adventure tours India calls adventure lovers for wild exploration of the country. Leh-Laddakh, Himachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, and Madhya Pradesh are places in the country hosting number of thrilling activities for visitors. Whether it is snowing in Leh or Darjeeling, you simply have the chance to enjoy skiing and ice-skating with your boots on. You get ready for a ride on the snow scooters down the hills. The enriched wildlife on the jungles and the rare bred of plants are why some people love to indulge in trekking activities. India trekking tour starts from the steep terrains of the Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Peaks offer exciting adventure tour packages in the country. Mountaineering adventure tours in India is the specialty in parts of Shimla, Bhutan, and Himalaya safari.

White water rafting is a defined sport in the Tista River where the ferocious river rides could well liven your spirit. Heading out to the Mashobra region too will offer you some great chances of rafting in round basket boats. Though rafting is not a full-fledged water sports for many, the thrill remains intact. River rafting tours in India are popular in the Ganges, in Arunachal Pradesh, and Ladakh during the summer months.

Gushing through the waves in a water bike, scooter, or speedboat is the privilege in Goa. Most beaches in Goa have a vibrant industry with guides helping you out in-group boating and single speedboats. Modern facilities have made adventure tours in India safer and even more exciting. Ultimate attractions in many beach destinations are the sports like parasailing, paragliding, helicopter rides, and beach trekking over the rough cliffs.

Adventure enthusiasts will never feel left out with the travel packages including swimming, camping, rock climbing, hot air ballooning trips, scuba diving and biking.

Until few years, scuba diving was a lesser-known sport in the country with its origin traced to Europe. Scuba diving and snorkeling is an effective way to experience the marine world. People today rush to the scuba diving zones in the Andaman and Nicobar islands and in Lakshadweep. Even if have not experienced it before, you can simply see others discovering much more beneath the waters.

Several mountaineering and rock climbing adventure tour packages in India cover the regions such as such as Gangtey - Gogona - Khotokha Trek, Ladakh with Pangong Lake, Samten Gang Winter Trek, and rock climbing in Nepal

Family Adventure Travel

I have more fun spending time with my family than anyone else. And some of our very best bonding times are when we take the family out on an adventure. Yosemite National Park and its surrounding area provides a variety of activities for us to choose from.

Inside this California National Park we can hike, fish, float the Merced River, horseback ride, take long walks through meadows and sit at the top or the base of any number of waterfalls. Within two hours outside of Yosemite anyone can go white water rafting, pan for gold, ride and old fashioned steam train, zip line, go boating, water skiing, rent jet skis or relax under a hug shade tree.

This summer we have taken the kids twice to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Each time we have gone at night. For years we have visited Glacier Point, but left as soon as we saw the sun set. But this year, we arrived at sunset and stayed till well after midnight. We have watched meteor showers, shooting stars and starred in awe of the milky way. Its been a night time adventure that we just haven't appreciated until this year.

Traveling with our kids to see the different sites that the state of California has to offer is always an adventure. Traveling builds memories. It is a way to educate children about where they live, life and the different opportunities that surround them. Being away from home, the computer, the telephone and the business that this life brings allows for real teachable moments.

I encourage your to find the time to take your family fishing in a stream, dare to try something new like zip lining or spend the night in a tree house. (Yes, there are tree house parks!) The kids grow up to fast and having regrets is no fun. Adventure is all around you, no matter where you live. With 58 US National Parks, the odds are pretty good that you don't live more than a days drive from at least one of them!

Skip rocks on a lake. Walk along a fallen tree. Explore a cave. Climb a waterfall. Rent a kayak and go down a river. Adventures can be relaxing or exhilarating. All that is required is a good attitude and a willingness to try something new. A day spent outdoors offer many great benefits.

Getting outdoors and experiencing nature is fun for just about everyone. The rewards of planning a short getaway are great. It can be difficult to work around schedules and finances but when you stop making promises and just do it, I doubt you'll have any regrets.

Long car rides with scenic coastal views is a memorable way to spend a day with those you care about. A whale watching boat ride for just a couple of hours can lighten up just about anyone's outlook on life. Building a sandcastle on the beach with the family and ending the day by throwing a Frisbee to each other is something that all families can do together. Adventures can be had for very little money. Family memories come to those who take the time to spend time together.

After an adventure, you'll laugh at the things that went wrong and you'll smile at the things that moved you. Sometimes it is just as much fun as planning the outing as it is doing an activity together. Anticipation can be a good thing! Spending time with your family outdoors is one of the things that you'll never regret doing if you just take the time to do it.

Planning Your Adventure Travel

It certainly would not be an exaggeration if it is said that it is difficult to find anyone who is not interested in traveling! There are many people who also find great pleasure in 'adventure travel' and take it as lightly as an evening walk. As the name itself indicates, adventure travel is a trip that provides an unusual and exciting experience to the traveler seeking adventures. There are a great many kind of experiences that fall under the category of adventure travel - cultural journeys, expeditions, wildlife adventures, and active adventures to name a few.

One who wishes to go on an adventure travel may certainly have a very clear picture of what kind of adventure he plans to take on. You can plan it on your own but it can take a lot of time and a lot more confusing than you can imagine. To make things easier and to make the travel comfortable, the best option would be to approach a good travel agent. The thrill and excitement that you would get on your trip will be numerous and the trip all the more enjoyable.

You can find several adventure travel agencies ready to serve but the wisdom lies in choosing a professional travel agent or company. Professional guidance helps the traveler obtain personal satisfaction.

There are several reasons which speak in favor of a good adventure travel agent or travel companies. A good agency is one which organizes everything perfectly for the traveler. They usually arrange for a tour leader who is well aware of the place, the customs of the people and any specific problems associated with the area, if any. There are many of us who will be traveling alone because we are unable to find a good companion. In such instances, seeking the help of a good agent will provide us with ready-made traveling companions. A good agency aims at the personal satisfaction of the travelers that come to them. Many travel agencies try to lure customers by offering discounts, but discounts sometimes mean cutting on the services offered. Cheap vacation packages would only rob you of comfort which is normally provided to the traveler. A good travel agent is always there for the traveler in case of a problem or if something unfortunate goes wrong.

Seeking the help of the adventure travel specialist saves a lot of time and money since they undertake the arrangements like transportation, early bookings on discounts in hotels and resorts, domestic and international travel. They also provide the required help with passport and visa applications. In short, they cater to all the needs of the traveler.

The professional background of the adventure travel agent enables the traveler to get an idea whether or not the agent is trained well and can make his trip a pleasant, thrilling, comfortable and exciting one. A professional agency has its personnel trained in business management and tourism or their personnel must pass a course with the Institute of the Certified Travel Agents.

Vacations are something that almost everyone enjoy. Not only because it allows for rest, relaxation and a chance to rejuvenate but also because some vacations, such as adventure travel, can be exhilarating. Adventure travel is only worthwhile and enjoyable though if it is planned properly. It is important to utilize the help of an adventure travel agent when planning your vacation so that you can avoid any problems or difficulties once you are actually on vacation. Don't let your vacation be spoiled, call a reliable, trustworthy travel agency today!

Women's Education

Women's Education is very essential in this world. People are giving importance for women's education nowadays. More steps should be taken to improve education among women not only those who are in urban but also in rural areas.

World Education has a long history of successfully working with local partners to design, execute, manage and evaluate participatory, community-based initiatives to advance the conditions of girls and women. World Education's programs help girls enroll and stay in school and help women gain access to or create new educational, financial, and social resources in their communities. World Education programs help girls and women improve their own lives, the lives of their families and the conditions in their communities. For parents - and especially mothers - this means creating conditions that ensure their daughters have equal access to basic education, are able to make informed decisions about their futures, and are able to protect themselves from trafficking, sexual exploitation, HIV and AIDS, for example.

By improving educational opportunities for girls and women, World Education helps women develop skills that allow them to make decisions and influence community change in key areas. In turn, these programs have a positive impact on some of the most profound issues of our time: population growth, HIV and AIDS, peace and security, and the widening gap between the rich and poor.

Education in India is only one among various other elements that have captured the attention of the world. While the United Nations is worried about the presence of a large number of illiterates, various other countries are amazed by the quality of some of the human resources that the Indian education system has produced.

The growth of the Indian economy in the recent past and the compulsion to sustain it is also forcing the Indian government to accelerate the process of developing all the branches of the Indian education system. Therefore, it would be very interesting to understand and analyze the various structures of education in India, its present condition and future developments.

The leaders of our freedom movement realized the importance of girls' education and had put it as a prime agenda for national development. However, when India attained independence some 60 years ago, it was a formidable challenge that the new government had to face Social and cultural barriers to education of women and lack of access to organized schooling, had to be addressed immediately.

Education has been regarded as the most significant instrument for changing women's subjugated position in the society. It not only develops the personality and rationality of individuals, but qualifies them to fulfill certain economic, political and cultural functions and thereby improves their socio-economic status.

In India, the increase in the educational facilities and opportunities for women and the removal of traditional bars on entry of women to particular branches and levels of education came to be supported by all champions of women's emancipation from the 19th Century onwards. However, the Indian reformers of the 19th Century wanted to educate women to perform their role as good wives and mothers and not to make them as direct active participants in the process of national development of the country. The colonial authorities generally supported this limited view-point of women's education. The expansion of education and health services in the 20th Century, however, precipitated a need for women teachers and doctors which resulted in the incorporation of these two vocations in the programs of women's education.

In spite of the constitutional provision of equality and the recommendations of the committees and commissions about the provision for the same type of education for women as for men, the traditional limited view point of women's education, with a separate role of women in the society. has had a great influence on the planning for women's education.

Thus women's education should be taken as a serious issue and take steps to develop it among every woman both in urban and rural.

Being a good housewife, I am very much interested in social activities especially to improve the status of the women in urban as well as rural area.

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