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Exciting or risky places, modes of travel, attractions, experiences that typical tourists would avoid but which others specifically seek out.

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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

The United States Minor Outlying Islands (USMOI) are nine islands or groups thereof, eight of which are remote outposts in the Pacific Ocean with no permanent residents (the other is in the Caribbean)....
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Shark Cage Diving: What are the shark populations like in April at Oahu, Hawaii? [closed]

In the spirit of Shark Week, I wish to ask a shark-travel question for an upcoming trip. I am hoping to do some shark cage diving while on a vacation to Hawaii next April, and I was wondering which ...
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Paragliding late afternoon/sunset available in Interlaken, Switzerland (Bernese Alps)?

Of course a crown jewel to any visit to the Alps is ascending the "Top of Europe" via Europe's highest train route, Jungfraujoch. However, I only have one full day in the Interlaken area, and I ...
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Are there any flights which fly above the Bermuda Triangle?

The Bermuda Triangle is a mysterious place on earth where hundreds of ships and flights have reportedly gone missing. Do flights and ships still currently travel through the Bermuda Triangle region?
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Is October a decent time to whalewatch for orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? Question about migratory patterns in the Pacific Northwest?

Is October a decent time to see orca pods in Vancouver, B.C.? I've gone whale watching in early spring in Seattle, Washington; mid-summer in Monterrey, California; and lower Alaska in late summer, ...
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Is it possible to go from Battambang to Phnom Penh by bamboo train?

Looking for some information about Cambodia, I have read this here: Despite the lack of normal train services there are bamboo trains or noris running around Battambang, and you can also travel ...
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A swim to die for — where in the world can I do one?

Several years ago I entered the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon as I wanted to swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. Source: http://www.dolphinclub.org/swimming/escape/ I was scheduled to go on a work ...
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How can I visit 'Null Island'?

So while Null Island is one of the most 'visited' places on Earth, the island itself doesn't exist - it's a geocoded point added to the Natural Earth map, among others, to indicate the latitude/...
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Self-planned driving tour of Iceland [closed]

We've just booked tickets for a mid-May visit to Iceland. We have 5 full days so we want to visit the Golden Circle and the sites of the South Island. We've looked at booking a self-drive tour with a ...
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Can I sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour that departs from Imjingak?

All Joint Security Area tours (staying on the South Korean side) I have seen depart from Seoul (example 1, example 2, example 3). Is there any way to sign up in advance for a Joint Security Area tour ...
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Adventure sports in Germany [closed]

We are going to a backpack trip across western Europe and we want to give our adrenaline gland the rush of life time. So, please suggest some places (and nearby cities) where we can do stuff like sky ...
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Can you still do train surfing in India?

There are many pictures online of train surfing - where you ride on top of the train, and it hasn't always been illegal in some countries (you'd certainly get arrested here in Sydney). I've found at ...
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Urban exploration in Lisbon area, Portugal

We need to spend some days in Lisbon (Portugal), also Sintra and the coast around that area. Are there any good places for urbex? We know Sintra is known for its palaces and mansions (some of them ...
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Amazon forest in Colombia [closed]

I will be in Colombia for the first 2 weeks in March and want to visit the Amazon rain forest for sure. I want to take out 3-4 days for it. I will be in Bogota and will probably choose a flight to ...
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Black Labyrinth or Tube it in Waitomo? [closed]

I have a few hours in Waitomo and I want to do a glowworm-tubing tour. I have seen two offers that seem to be good (unfortunately I won't have enough time for the longer ones): The Caveworld Tube it ...
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Raft trip down a river

As many of you may already have figured it out from simply reading the title, the inspiration to undertake a raft trip came to me when I first read Huckleberry Finn many years ago. I am a young adult ...
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Adventure Travel: Where should I go in India to experience staying in a forest? [closed]

Myself and my friends are planning to stay inside a forest for a night and want to feel that experience during the mid of September. In INDIA, is there any places where I can get that amazing ...
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Advices for Burning Man Festival [closed]

I plan to go with a friend to the Burning Man festival in 2016 and I want to know if there's anything to know about this festival before I lock in my plans. I'll leave from France by plane, but I ...
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How many km per day in on the road trip to patagonia? [closed]

I am planning an on the road trip renting a car from Cordoba, Argentina (where I live) to Ushuaia. Backing home by plane. I am not used to long distance trip by car (I am Italian). The whaol trip ...
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Can you mail yourself to another country? Any country?

This idea comes from this BBC article. They point out that all crates are screened these days, but I'm wondering if perhaps an airline wouldn't mind if you did it. Presumably it wouldn't be an ...
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Is it feasible to buy a small boat in Leticia, Colombia and travel down the Amazon? [closed]

Boating the length of the Amazon is a big dream but it just occurred to me that it might not be that difficult. There is a public passenger boat that travels from Leticia to Manaus in four days. That ...
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How far can you realistically travel across potentially rough water in an inflatable dinghy?

I'm thinking of visiting some uninhabited Scottish islands just for some "wilderness hiking". Particularly attractive to me are those islands which don't have regular transport routes to and from them ...
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What neighborhoods in Paris are the least commercialized? [closed]

I will be in Paris, France for about three weeks, and after rushing to the largest marketplaces and cultural centers, I will be looking for something more "low-key" and largely untouched by tourism. ...
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Road Trip from Pakistan to Spain [closed]

I am planning a road trip with 2 of my friends to Barcelona, Spain. We are based in Lahore, Pakistan. We have no idea how to start and go about this trip. Google Maps shows a 100 hour drive from ...
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Three Mile Island visit

There has been some questions on tours of Chernobyl nuclear disaster site I was wondering if the same was possible for the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant? I did find a visitor's center but no ...
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Which is the lowest budget for a trip to Indonesian Papua?

I have a flight to Kuala Lumpur for 30 days. My wife and I want to visit the Indonesian part of Papua and we are low-cost travellers (i.e. we sleep in the cheapest places of any country, we eat as ...
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Skydiving or paragliding options in Europe [closed]

I am looking for options to have skydiving or paragliding near Amsterdam. I know both (skydiving and paragliding) are very different but I want to have adventurous sky view. Near Amsterdam doesn't ...
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Caravan travels, the rough way

From time to time I dream about an epic trip on foot from Tangier to Mecca in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta, where you ride a camel for hours while following a big caravan, dodging bandits and finally ...
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Is it possible to legally visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific for a couple of days/weeks like Robinson Crusoe

Do you know any way how can I visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific (French Polynesia, Micronesia etc.) and stay there for a couple of days or weeks? The only condition, these island (or islands) ...
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Adventure or urban exploration between Belgrade and Budapest

I have 3 days to get from Belgrade to Budapest, and I'd really like to do some adventuring in that time. I was originally going to see the abandoned Olympic ruins in Sarajevo, but the travel time from ...
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Are there countries aside from the US where I can go on storm chasing (tornado) tours?

I've been fascinated with tornadoes for a long time, and I've always wanted to go on a storm chasing tour (e.g., http://www.stormchasing.com/). However, I didn't get a chance to go on one before I ...
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Devil's pool safety at Victoria Falls

The Devil's pool is a natural pool on the edge of Victoria falls you can swim in during certain months (I saw people doing last September). Image is in public domain. Source: Wikipedia. Firstly, I ...
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Things to keep in mind when going to the Amazon rain forest

I am planning to visit the Amazon rain forest. Not the touristy places but a real adventure with a private guide (still trying to find out about that but most likely to French Guiana or Suriname, ...
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Possible ways to find sponsor for world tour / adventure type trip around world

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but... I was wondering what are possible ways to find sponsors for one's world tour or adventurous trip, I have seen sometimes people do ...
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Extreme rope swinging - is this offered commercially at the location shown in 'World's Largest Rope Swing' video?

I saw this video recently on YouTube titled 'World's Largest Rope Swing' and this seems to have been shot with a custom rig set up just for the purposes of this video in Moab, Utah. What I want to ...
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Planning a cruise

I'm planning a cruise. What are some resources that would be helpful to review? I'm not looking for discount cruise websites, more resources about which destinations offer unique land / adventure ...
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Looking for a very last minute adventure trip (5th -13th May) [closed]

Basically, due to a break up and cancellation of previous arrangements, I find myself with a free week next week and I really fancy doing something active and outdoors. Most of my trips recently have ...
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How can I visit Chernobyl?

I have heard that it's possible to visit Chernobyl as a tourist (and some questions here on Travel bear this out, asking if it's safe to do so.) I'd like to visit it. What do I need to know to do so ...
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“The Children of Captain Grant” tours that follow the book?

I was reviewing the book "The Children of Captain Grant" a little while ago and was wondering if there are any tours/adventures that follow the book?
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Where can we Rent/Ride ATVs and Off-Road Motorcycles near San José?

We're in Costa Rica in the San José area (Santa Ana), and we are looking for a place to rent and ride ATVs and off-road motorcycles, perhaps in the mountains. Are there any businesses in the area ...
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Zipline adventure operators in Jodhpur

A Lonely Planet guidebook says that it is possible to only ride one line of Flying Fox at Mahrangarh fort and their website quotes: Half an hour for Zip 1 only but I still can't find the price for ...
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Bungee jumping and zorbing in India

Where in India can one jump bungee? I'm primarily interested in jumping off of a bridge or other solid structures but you can contribute with crane and helicopter jumps as well. Since there isn't ...
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What truly cross-continental train trips still exist?

I've done much of the trans-Siberian, and it's a great experience. I'm wondering what other trans-continental train trips still exist. This would have to span the width (or length) of a continent. ...
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Are there any trains where roof riding is legally possible?

I just read an article about the Indonesian railways, where they put low hanging concrete balls above railroad tracks to deter train rooftop riders. Roof riding is common on certain trains in ...
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When is the best time to go shark diving in Cape Town (Gansbaai)

When is the best time to see great white sharks while cage diving at Gansbaai? I'm interested to know when they're most active and when the water has the best visibility.
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What's the furthest south (in Chile) that you can get from Santiago, Chile by public bus?

If you look at a map of Chile, it's long and thin, and as you get further south, more and more rugged. At some points you require boat, it would seem, to continue. But potentially buses may go on ...
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Is it now feasible for an adventurous independent traveller to visit Chechnya?

Right now I'm drinking vodka with a Chechen guy who's staying at my hostel here in Tbilisi Georgia. I told him I would like to visit Chechnya but it's too dangerous. He reacted like I imagine ...
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100 Years Since South Pole Expedition - How to reach it as a tourist?

It's been 100 years since humans first reached the South Pole. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, about 30,000 people visit the continent of Antarctica annually. ...
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Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying?

I'm planning a trip and one of my main points is not to fly unless absolutely necessary. My biggest problem is how to cross from Asia to America without a plane. If it's absolutely impossible to cross ...
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What is the LEAST visited country by tourists?

There's always lists on the most popular countries. But in my travels, I've found going against the grain has been super rewarding - places like Chernobyl, in Ukraine, or the desert of Uzbekistan or ...