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Adventure Travel Ideas

For thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, planning a vacation or road trip is even more exciting. Discovering adventure travel ideas from Drive The Nation can help you turn an ordinary trip into an extraordinary one. From traditional outdoor vacations like camping, to fun activities like hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, stand up paddle boarding and more, your adventurous U.S. vacation awaits.

Our country is full of various experiences and unique destinations that provide the ultimate adventure. With the vast terrain waiting for you, we want to help you get started on your journey through our adventure travel ideas. The landscape can be overwhelming, but we point you in the right direction and help you find the tours, treks, and expeditions for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you’re looking for adventure travel ideas, you’ve come to the right place! Our travel writers are dedicated to helping you find exciting and fulfilling travel experiences. No matter which season you’re planning to travel, our articles include adventure travel ideas that will enhance your journey. From summer camping trips to winter hiking excursions to spring rock climbing, you’ll find tips and ideas to help you make the most of your adventure.

Go ahead, be spontaneous. Your next destination and adventure is just a click away.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
5 months ago

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

As a result of the creation of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1966, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area now preserves a wonderfully scenic 1.2-plus million acres of mostly desert landscape for your enjoyment. Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.

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Visiting Yosemite in a Day
5 months ago

Visiting Yosemite in a Day

Yosemite National Park in California spans 1,200 square miles, boasting waterfalls, meadows, valleys, and more. Of course, the more time you have here, the better, but there’s plenty to see and do in just one day if you plan in advance.
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White Sands National Monument
5 months ago

White Sands National Monument

When was the last time you went to New Mexico? Well, let us rephrase that. When was the last time you had a reason to go to New Mexico? Unless you’re from there, have to travel there for work, or have friends and family there to visit, New Mexico isn’t usually on the top of travelers’ lists for destinations to travel to, right? Think again! If you weren’t already aware, New Mexico is home to the White Sands National Monument located in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.

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Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
5 months ago

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Virginia Beach’s Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge was originally established in 1938, as a haven for migratory birds. It now spans more than 9,000 acres, expanding nearly 5,000 acres since 1988, and continues to be a primary stopping point for both feeding and rest during the journey south. It draws more birds now than ever, thanks to a buffer zone that reduces pollution from chemicals and fertilizers.

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Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
6 months ago

Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you’ve never experienced riding in a hot air balloon, you’re really missing out! There’s really no better way to experience the beauty of the world than being up close in person on a hot air balloon. To some, it may seem a little scary. We don’t blame you for feeling that way – it can be frightening to be in one, but once you’re there you won’t regret it. If you’re thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, why not do it in some of the best destinations in America? Read on to see just where that is…

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Guide to Visiting Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park
6 months ago

Guide to Visiting Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park

Many trips often ask you to make a choice: explore the great outdoors, or spend time touring the city. Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park says why not both? This historic park combines the historic reenactment town charm with beautiful park views. Whether you want to spend a day in a museum setting, hiking, or learning about the colonial era of our nation, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park has a little something for everyone.

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Pine Forest Range Wilderness
6 months ago

Pine Forest Range Wilderness

For many, Nevada is all about the bright lights and casinos of cities like Las Vegas and Reno. However, there is another part of Nevada that most people don’t often take the time to experience; the natural side of the state.

There are a number of parks and reserves both completely within the state and touching its borders, but one beautiful (and recently added) gem is the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Created only in 2014, and run by theBureau of Land Management (BLM), it covers just over 24,000 acres of varied terrain.

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Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip
6 months ago

Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip

Albuquerque to Acoma Pueblo Road Trip

Begin in Albuquerque, a city dating back to 1706, founded as the Spanish colonial outpost. There are so many wonderful places to visit.

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Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour
7 months ago

Unexpected Cities to Take a Ghost Tour

Raise your hand if you love a ghost tour!

That’s right, we thought there would be a few of you. The fact of the matter is, ghost tours are not only incredibly fun (in a really scary way), but they are also great ways to learn about a city.

Oftentimes, when you’re on a ghost tour, you’re being taken to all sorts of little nooks and crannies around a city that you didn’t even know existed in the first place. It’s really having the opportunity to look at a city in a truly different way.

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Explore the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Badlands
7 months ago

Explore the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Badlands

If the hustle and bustle of city living has got you wanting to get off the grid or if you’re curious what it might be like to live on the moon, you might want to take a trip to the Bisti and De-Na-Zen Wilderness Area, a free-to-the-public, year-round, little-visited section of the badlands in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico. But before you head off to your own private Burning Man, there are a few things to consider.

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Adventure Travel IdeasMore Adventures Await…

Turn your next road trip into an adventure-travel journey! Explore America in the great outdoors and embrace activities that will leave you feeling exhilarated. From low-key adventures like fly fishing and wildlife viewing to thrilling outdoor sports like snowboarding and mountain biking, the diverse American terrain is begging to be explored.

Let us help you find the destinations you’ve been yearning to visit. Our articles are updated frequently with the latest tips and adventure travel ideas that could be the perfect excursion for you. We all have different interests, and when you’re up for an adventure, we’ll help you begin your journey.

Find information about the best hiking trails and fishing spots, exciting destinations like America’s national parks, plus articles that guide you to the best places in the U.S. for road trip destinations for adventurous travelers.