Adventure – in Style and On the Cheap

by Emily Roberts on June 27, 2013

We all love adventures. Some of us want to go on them. Some of us recall adventures we’ve been on with pleasure or “What was I thinking?”  – I say this as a suburban officer-dweller who helped move a bus stuck in a streambed in the Andes, 16,000 feet above sea level. Some of us simply want to read about other people’s adventures.

Guides to adventure travel come in two varieties . There are the backpacker, Nepal-on-a-budget guides that are strong on youth hostels, environmentalism and places to eat for an American dollar. Lonely Planet is very strong in this area. Here’s that book on Nepal. But you can also go to Bolivia, or Sri Lanka, or Botswana.

For those of us who aren’t twenty two anymore, and are happy to trade a bit more money – okay a  lot more money – you can do the eco-tourist thing in the world’s rainforests, or play Ernest Hemingway and go on a safari. These days safaris are almost all photography-based. You have to be very rich to go and shoot wildlife, and people will think poorly of you, and deride your manhood. Try Fodor’s The Complete African Safari Planner. This is from Amazon.

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