Adventure Travel

What is adventure travel? Is it limited to long-distance trekking through gorges and mountain ranges, or kayaking down whitewater rivers, camping in rugged outcrops along the way?

Perhaps the idea of jumping out of a plane or bungy jumping gets your heart pumping. Maybe adventure travel can be considered wandering across the globe, seeking out places that few tourists have ever been.

We believe that adventure travel is anything that gets you out of your comfort zone, and makes you feel alive.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be extreme, or life-threatening. Adventure means something different to everyone.

Part of the reason we created this adventure travel blog is to showcase our love and passion for pushing ourselves to the limit and finding unique places around the world.

Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to have some incredible experiences, some of them might be considered extreme or foolish, while others are more exciting than daring.

We’ve camped with reindeer herders in Mongolia, and taken a cargo ship across the Caspian Sea during a missile strike. We have fended off pirates off the coast of Honduras, and ridden mountain bikes down Death Road in Bolivia.

That doesn’t mean that the answer to the question ‘What is adventure travel?’ has to involve death-defying activities though.

Some of our best adventures have had nothing to do with scaring ourselves. A month backpacking independently around Iran with no plans, no itinerary and no guide didn’t see us getting our heart rate very high, but it was still an incredible experience that we always consider a fun adventure.

And that’s the beauty of adventure. It can be anything you want it to be.

Not everything we’ve done has made it onto the adventure blog (we’re working on getting them all up there!), but a lot of our favourite ones can be found in the archives of this website.

There are no limits to what you can and can’t do on the road. Life’s too short to live in a bubble. Step out of your comfort zone.

So what adventures have we done over the years that have stood out to us?

  • Travelled overland from Thailand to Turkey over two years without taking a single flight.
  • Explored Hang Son Doong (the world’s largest cave) on a 6-day expedition.
  • Rode more than 15’000km on two motorbikes around Southeast Asia.
  • Sailed on a small catamaran in the Caribbean for two months, where we scared off pirates with our air rifles (true story) and went through the ‘perfect storm’ more than 150 nautical miles out to sea.
  • Horse trekked to visit the Tsaatan reindeer herders in Northern Mongolia.
  • Travelled to Antarctica and South Georgia on some Russian research vessels.
  • Survived the “World’s Most Dangerous Hike” on Mount Huashan, China.
  • We are both qualified rescue divers with wreck and nitrox certifications.
  • Mountain biked down ‘Death Road’ in Bolivia.
Via Ferrata
Alesha Hiking

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