The Way

Evocative of journeys, trails, and visionary in purpose, The Way is Adventure.Travel’s hub for epic travel tales that evoke a sense of purpose. Read the world’s most inspiring journeys from our esteemed network of writers.

Time Out in Sàpmi

Real winter with lots of snow, northern lights and complete silence are just some of the reasons why people come from near and afar to Swedish Lapland. At Sàpmi Nature…...

4 Photo Highlights from the Arctic: Realm of the Polar Bear

Article by AdventureSmith Explorations “No one comes to Svalbard by accident,” Jamie, our expedition leader, said to me one night at dinner. It turns out, he was right. Onboard the…...

Exploring Thailand, Authentically

I took a long sip of ice-cold Singha as I watched the long-tail boats and water taxis maneuver around ferries on the Chao Phraya River. The sun was setting, and…...

How to Trek the Most Iconic Trail in the World in the Most Responsible Way – The Inca Trail

“I was delighted! Until lunchtime on the third day of trekking, we did not see any other groups, other than as figures in the distance.” Situated 7,970ft above sea level,…...

Our Guide to the Most Amazing Mountain Huts in Europe – and How to Reach Them

On any high level trek through the Alps you are guaranteed sensational views of Europe’s highest mountains, flower-strewn meadows, impressive glaciers and some of the best hiking anywhere in the…...

Utah’s Ancient Portals Pull Me to the Present

“These guys would appreciate if we didn’t camp here; so, I’d appreciate if we hurry to make it to the next spot to set up camp,” I said to my…...

The Jordan Trail

Hiking the Wadi Rum leg of the Jordan Trail © ATTA / Fredrik Bye We had the idea of the Jordan Trail back in the late 1990s when we were…...

Changed by The Jungle

“People are changed by the jungle.” The words came from the darkness next to me in the open-walled hut, tinted with the lyrical tones of a Peruvian accent. We sat…...

Abra del Acay: An Epic Mountain Bike Ride of Time Travel in the Andes of Argentina

We drove past the summit and parked the vehicle. The wind was so fierce I could hardly stand let alone hop on a mountain bike. Windy conditions are not uncommon…...

7 Ways I Did Antarctica Different

Article By AdventureSmith Explorations  Tabular icebergs are awesome. Not like how a hotdog might be awesome but more in the original sense of the word. Going to Antarctica is like…...

The Real Galapagos

Most travelers visit the Galapagos today to see the wildlife, to observe the origin of the ‘origin of species,’ to dive and to take sepia-toned selfies with iguanas. The videos,…...

My Manitoba Big Five Safari Adventure

Article By Frontiers North Adventures My kayak is the center of a moving circle of belugas. Roughly a hundred of those famous, smiling-faced white whales are breathing all around me.…...

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Alone as a Solo Traveler

Here at Active Adventures, we have the pleasure of speaking to thousands of budding adventure travelers from all over the world; folks keen on experiencing a new destination, challenging themselves,…...