Every year we send our staff around the globe to check out the best new destinations and top travel experiences for the year ahead. Our ultimate list of adventures for 2017 includes and a new hike through the Western Balkans, a fascinating primate safari in Rwanda & Uganda, and an energizing journey through the National Parks of the American Southwest. As well as showcasing our love of exploration, this makes the perfect adventure travel wish list. See you on the trail!
“What is the relevance of our national parks in the twenty-first century?” award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams wonders in her insightful new collection of essays, The Hour of Land, “and how might these public commons bring us back home to a united states of humility?” Reading about the parks can help begin to answer that all-important question. As you plan your next trip to a national park, let these books guide your route, deepen your knowledge of the people behind the parks and, ultimately, inspire you towards the conservation of America’s protected lands.
From time to time people ask us which are our "top" trips. The answer often varies by season, what's new or what's hot, but there are a few trips that have stood the test of time. These include our Machu Picchu Inn-to-Inn Trek, our incredible journey to Everest Base Camp, the breathtaking Tour du Mont Blanc, an epic climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, and a luxury voyage around the Galápagos. Some guests have even done all five with Mountain Travel Sobek!
"One night, Bulga came to get us out of our ger. We went outside and looked into the direction she was pointing. It was the most incredible sight. We saw the moon rise. A large red disc rose from the horizon into the sky. It was one of the most memorable moments of the entire trip. All our city trappings normally block the incredible spectacle of this natural phenomenon." Join adventure travel writer Lisa Niver as she takes us back to her journey through Mongolia.
Jodie Vinson, the Managing Editor of Longitude Books, an online travel bookstore that provides customized reading lists for travelers, shares with us her list of essential trip reads for an African safari adventure. From the best Safari Companion to the works of Hemingway, these picks are sure to inspire.