Articles for Active/Outdoors

Volkswagen Survey Finds Middle Easterners Are Outdoors-Minded

Volkswagen Survey Finds Middle Easterners Are Outdoors-Minded May 27, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Data shows that getting out and about is growing in popularity among many Arabs, and a Volkswagon survey has the data to show it! The German automaker has been trying to explain the success of its Tiguan, a small sports utility vehicle that offers the same versatility that families in the 70s and 80s....

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata May 25, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, China | Read More
Five years ago, Dr. Konrad E. Bloch, of the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, was 50 and had only limited climbing experience, but he wanted to study high altitude related illnesses.  So Bloch and his colleagues recruited 35 healthy climbers for a trip that was half adventure travel, half...

Tea-Apres: Cultivating Ski Culture in Afghanistan

Tea-Apres: Cultivating Ski Culture in Afghanistan May 12, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Remember a few years ago when one of those irreverent shirt companies were selling tees that proclaimed “Ski Iraq!”? Sure, the place was a bit of a nightmare back then (not to mention the fact that Iraq doesn’t even have a ski resort,) but it brings up an interesting point. Is there...

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains May 3, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Last week in Nepal, South Korean Oh Eun-sun reached the summit of the 26,545-foot Himalayan mountain Annapurna, and as she crawled towards its peak, she likewise worked her way into the record books to be the first woman to climb and conquer the world’s fourteen highest mountains. AP has video of...

Airline Prioritizes Golf Bags, Leaves 40 Non-Golf Bags Behind

Airline Prioritizes Golf Bags, Leaves 40 Non-Golf Bags Behind April 27, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Last week a Direct Air flight from Plattsburg, New York to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina left forty bags behind after the airline prioritized getting golf bags onto the plane. “The golf bags went on first so we could make sure, because people are coming down to golf and they want to have their...

50 Quotes to Inspire Adventure Travel

50 Quotes to Inspire Adventure Travel February 22, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Need a little inspiration for your next adventure? From authors to musicians, politicians to athletes, these guys say it best… “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” -G. K. Chesterton “Fortune and...

Adventure Travel on a Budget

Adventure Travel on a Budget October 20, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Budget | Read More
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to share a guest post from adventure travel enthusiast Kraig Becker. Kraig writes for The Adventure Blog and Gadling.com, covering adventure travel and outdoor adventures from around the globe. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has trekked the Sahara, snorkeled...

Meet and Greet: The Sharks of Palm Beach

Meet and Greet: The Sharks of Palm Beach August 4, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Florida | Read More
Most television viewers know this already, but today marks the second day of the Discovery Channel’s famous “shark week.” There’s a lot of information to be had, whether it’s a program that focuses on famous attacks, infested waters or all the ways in which the movie Jaws...

Austin, TX: 3 Must-See Music Festivals

Austin, TX: 3 Must-See Music Festivals July 7, 2009 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Austin calls itself the “Live Music Capital of the World” and rightfully so. A few numbers to help prove that point: (More than) 100: The average number of live musical performances available on a nightly basis in Austin, TX. 6 (th street): A street in Austin famed for its nightlife. Whether...

Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time

Top 40 Favorite Hikes of All Time April 24, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Around the World | Read More
To cap off green week on the NileGuide blog, I present my top 40 favorite hikes of all time. I’ve attempted to include a good balance of trails in North America and around the world, and to feature hikes that take in mountains, canyons, culture, jungle and tundra. I hope you enjoy, and please...