Sports + Adventure
Get outdoors and breathe the fresh air: These adrenaline-pumping itineraries are where to begin.
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This 17-day cruise visits some of the remote and rugged areas of Antarctica and the South Atlantic, a land of glaciers, penguins, and the southern midnight sun.
There’s a certain way that Asheville has of relaxing and rejuvenating you. It’s in every awe-inspiring view of blueish mountain silhouettes with smoky clouds slowly gliding across their peaks. It’s in warm exchanges with the genuine, kind-hearted folks who happily welcome you here. It’s in the crisp, clean air you breathe and the comforting food you eat. That sense—that here and now is not only enough, but that here and now is abundance—is what made the city a popular resort town for the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. It also inspired George Washington Vanderbilt II to bring his mother on wellness visits here which eventually let him to build the famed Biltmore Estate.
Use this 10-day itinerary to navigate among awe-inspiring activities and outings spread across four fascinating islands. You’ll have your choice of activities, from surfari excursions on the big island of Tahiti and transparent kayaking on what’s thought of as its “little sister” Moorea, to sailing and snorkeling excursions on two spectacular islands protected by the same barrier reef, Raiatea and Tahaa.
On this five-day itinerary, you’ll get a taste of Asheville’s downtown before setting sights beyond the city limits. The journey takes you up the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway toward the charming town of Black Mountain. Throughout the trip, you’ll enjoy Asheville’s most fantastic southern hospitality, incredible cuisine, the option to take a tour, and of course, one (or more) of the area’s many local craft brews.
A short flight away from each other, among the islands Rangiroa and Tikehau, are what are widely considered the best diving spots in the world, home to multitudes of sublime locations fit for dive enthusiasts and novices alike. This itinerary takes advantage of these sites being all within close proximity to one another. It’s full of plenty of opportunities for a rewarding solo sojourn, or to bond with friends (old and new) and family on dive outings that will awe everyone with the vastness of aquatic life in these pure blue waters. Get ready to greet stingrays, manta rays, grey reef sharks, sea turtles, and so much more—a week’s worth of fascinating underwater discoveries await on this ultimate dive trip.
New River Gorge, once one of the country’s hidden gems, recently became the United State’s 63rd and newest national park in December, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. On this five-day road trip, you’ll explore the river by water and by air, and stop at West Virginia’s small cities, Appalachian-influenced restaurants, hot springs, and caves.
Explore the many colors and flavors of Morocco on this itinerary that takes you from the ancient medinas (old towns) and mosques of Marrakech to sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert.
If you’re a traveler who agrees that the best way to explore on foot, bike, kayak, or even camel, you’ll feel right at home in Abu Dhabi.
This 12-day itinerary covers Thailand, from the island paradise of Phuket in the south to elephants in the northern hill country, while several days in Bangkok provide an introduction to one of the most exciting and fascinating cities in Asia.
This nine-day itinerary covers many of the highlights of West Sweden, from its coast to its interior.
This long weekend in Scottsdale is filled with fun options, from trendy restaurants to group activities, selected with a friends’ getaway in mind.
At the tip of Baja California, a desert landscape, two different cities by the sea, and a stunning coastline add up to a perfect Mexican holiday.
This seven-day trip to Iceland includes hikes, yoga and meditation sessions, and visits to some of Iceland’s most famous sights.
This four-day itinerary to Orange County’s Dana Point and Laguna Beach emphasizes the natural beauty of this part of California with chances to explore it on water, foot, bike, and kayak.
This seven-day trip to Costa Rica includes stops in San José; Arenal, the famous volcano in northern Costa Rica; and Guanacaste, a province along the Pacific Ocean.
Katie Cadar has created a trip to pristine Vancouver Island, with opportunities for whale watching, wilderness safaris, fishing expeditions, and bear sightings. As you explore the island, you’ll stay at world-class eco-lodges and embark on adventures with local naturalists and First Nations guides.
This seven-day itinerary to Queensland focuses on the gorgeous natural wonders and fascinating urban experiences found in this part of Australia.
From Cape Town and Johannesburg to world-famous Kruger National Park, this first-timer’s itinerary covers the top highlights of South Africa.
Swimming, picknicking, and more ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Sweden in this 7-day trip to its capital city and nearby islands.
This five-day trip to Scottsdale includes family-friendly restaurants and attractions with multigenerational appeal.
This four-day itinerary to Scottsdale includes a stay at CIVANA resort, golfing at Troon North, and meals at Palo Verde, Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, and other restaurants.
This itinerary for a long weekend in Scottsdale has an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon at its heart but focuses plenty on the captivating views you can experience on mountain hikes or while dining on expansive patios.
This eight-day trip to Jordan begins and ends in Amman, with other days spent trekking through destinations with both famous and lesser-visited sites.
The five-day itinerary focuses on the best beaches and other surfing-related sites of Dana Point and Laguna Beach.
Five days of hiking through Queensland’s Scenic Rim includes overnight stays at five different Spicers properties and a close look at the natural beauty of this unique part of Australia.
This six-day itinerary is a playful exploration of Belgium with stops in Brussels, Ostend, and Liège.
We offer suggestions on how to make the most of a business trip to Abu Dhabi, with an itinerary when you want to tack on some days exploring the emirate after your work is done.
With everything from ancient forts to the world's newest theme parks, Abu Dhabi will dazzle kids from tots to teens.
This incredible Alaskan cruise adventure begins in Anchorage and sails to iconic glaciers, rugged scenic vistas, and wildlife-viewing areas.
This Icelandic cruise circles the entire island—beginning and ending in Reykjavik—and takes you to majestic fjords, small fishing villages, and craggy volcanic islands.
This 9-day trip to the peaks and glaciers of Patagonia begins and ends in Buenos Aires.
This five-night Ozarks itinerary includes stops at many of the parks near Springfield, Missouri, and the Lake of the Ozarks.
This six-day itinerary focused on East Tennessee includes stops in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Gatlinburg.
This itinerary to the Cayman Islands is designed with active travelers in mind, every day bringing new adventures.
A naturalist’s dream, this weeklong journey makes an unforgettable introduction to the flora and fauna of the Galápagos.
Venture to the land of polar bears and the midnight sun on this expedition to Norway, the edges of the Arctic icecap, and Iceland.
This 11-day cruise visits some of the highlights of Antarctica, as you explore its islands and glaciers, experience the southern midnight sun, and see the area’s famous wildlife.
Sample the best of the Cayman Islands on this itinerary to three islands, and one uninhabited islet.
A kids’ focused itinerary to the Cayman Islands includes some of the country’s most magical spots.
Find a new you on this wellness themed itinerary to the Cayman Islands.
The entire fortified center of Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Judy Perl's itinerary features its notable landmarks as well as new museums and fêted restaurants. You'll also visit the farms of the Ile d'Orleans and explore the stunning natural sights of Charlevoix.