Travel and Adventure


This organization specializes in small group adventure travel.

Adventure Women
Specializes in adventure tours for women.

Alpine Ascents International
Leads climbing expeditions to all major summits of the world.

American Hiking Society
Provides information on all aspects of hiking. Includes a listing of "volunteer vacations" and trails located throughout North America.

Asian Pacific Adventures
Specializes in packaged tours throughout Asia.

Canadian Voyageur Adventures
Offers canoe trips on Canadian waterways.

Cofan, Guardians of the Rain Forest
Offers an ecotourism program in Ecuador.

The Compleat Carry-On Traveler
"Opinions and ideas for the art of travel, with an emphasis on living out of one (carry-on) bag." What to take, what to take it in (luggage), how to pack, resources, travel links.
An excellent site for finding seasonal jobs on cruise ships and ranches, in national and state parks, in ski resorts, and other cool places. See especially this

The Corniche Travel Group
This travel management company specializes in all aspects of luxury travel.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
This organization studies and preserves the history of the Pueblo Indian and allows you to participate in research programs.

Dante Alighieri
Offers Italian language classes in Italy.

Digsville®: Home and Hospitality Exchange Club
A directory of home exchanges in locations throughout the world.

Earthwatch Institute
Offers volunteers the opportunity to participate in research activities throughout the world.

Ecotourism Explorer
Travel help, tips, and FAQ sheets for travelers who "tread lightly" as well as helpful articles and research services for ecotourism professionals. Find out more about the Ecotourism Society here.

ELDERTREKS is the world's first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over. With 20 years of experience, we offer active, off-the-beaten-path, small-group adventures by both land and sea in over 80 countries.

Flying Colors Art Workshops
Organizes art workshops in various locations throughout the world.

Foreign Languages for Travellers
Translation of travel words and phrases, numbers, shopping and dining, directions, places, times and dates. The site also has sound files to help with pronunciation.

Geographic Expeditions
Specializes in exotic world travel.

Gimp on the Go
International travel reviews, tips, photos, resources and more for travelers interested in accessibility.

Top tips for grandparents traveling with grandchildren.

Hiking & Walking Homepage
Provides information on hiking and walking trails, gear, and tours. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

An online guide to historical sites, destinations and hotels in the United States, including travel tips and weekly feature destinations organized by historical topics. Browse by destination or search.

Home Exchanges Worldwide
A database of home exchange opportunities. (Requires membership fee to access some features.)
A database of home-exchange opportunities. Includes a population-specific page
(Requires membership fee.)

International Home Exchange Network
A database of home exchange opportunities and vacation rentals. (Requires membership fee to access some features.)

Interval International
A directory of timeshare resorts located throughout the world.

Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris
Offers nature photography tours in various locations throughout the world.

Knight Inlet Lodge: Grizzly Bear Adventure Tours
Offers grizzly-spotting adventures in British Columbia, Canada.

Mature Resources
Mature Resources is a free internet monthly magazine covering a range of subject of interest to baby boomers through senior citizens. Topics include health and wellness, travel, leisure, retirement, and financial planning.


Myths and Mountains
Specializes in tours of exotic locations in South America and Asia.

National Historic Sites
Find out about national historic sites and monuments in Canada. The sites are searchable geographically. Historical information is available for each site as well as travel information, such as directions and weather conditions. The site is available in French or English

National Park Service
The official site of the National Park Service. Provides links to national parks by name, region, and topic.

Official Airline Guide
"OAG is the world's leading independent provider of travel information, specifically timetables and other products about airlines and airports, offering business travelers, corporations and the global travel industry the information they need to make effective travel planning decisions." This site includes monthly issues of Frequent Flyer magazine, destination information about various cities and countries, links to the Web sites of airlines around the world, and a product catalog.

PureTrails New Zealand
Offers adventure hikes on New Zealand's south island.

A directory of timeshare resorts located throughout the world. Membership is required to access some information on the site.
The federal government's one-stop site for finding information on recreational activities on public lands. Includes information on boating, climbing, fishing, camping, and more. Provides links to campsite reservation centers.

Richard Petty Driving Experience
A race car driving school with tracks located nationwide.

Great Camp Sagamore, in Raquette Lake, NY, is a National Historic Landmark, which sponsors educational and cultural programs.

Seniors Home Exchange
Members must be 50+ years of age - membership fee is $60/3 years.

Senior Summer School
This organization offers education/vacation opportunities on college campuses throughout the country.

Senior Travel Insurance
Insure for all. Specializes in arranging travel insurance policies for the over 65's. Also provides travel tips and guidelines for the older traveler.

Shaw Guide: Cultural Travel
Provides listings and information on a variety of cultural and educational travel. Search by interest area, date, or location. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

Sherpa Expeditions Online
Specializes in walking tours, both self-guided and escorted.

Single Parent Travel
Offers packaged tours for single parents and their children.

Spanish Steps
A tour company specializing in walking tours of Spain and Italy.
Provides information for beginning and experienced hikers and backpackers. Includes trail reviews, gears reviews, and a message board. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

Three Monkeys Online
According to the editor, Three Monkeys Online is "a monthly current affairs/arts magazine" covering politics, history, music, film, literature, economics, travel, and food and drink. It is published in English, Spanish, and Italian. Features: Categories of articles on Three Monkeys Online include current affairs, history, music, film, travel/sport, literature/books, food and drink, and editorials.

Transitions Abroad
An excellent site for locating international jobs, study programs, and travel opportunities.

Travel & Leisure
The magazine for the modern traveler provides insightful features and breathtaking visual images of exotic vacation hotspots. Lodging and traveling reviews are included as well.
The Alaska Travel Industry Association's official web site. Its site includes a trip planner, a listing of package tours, and more.

USDA Forest Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
The official site of the U.S. Forest Service. Includes a searchable directory of forests and grasslands by state and name.

U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
The famous State Department Travel Advisories are as good as ever at describing up-to-the-minute conditions, especially in some of the less welcoming nations.

Worldwide Gazetteer