Rafting the Grand Canyon Revisited
Active Travel Adventures
by Kit Parks
2M ago
The Grand Canyon is the United States' 15th national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also considered one of the Great Wonders of the World. Ontario-based climber Mike Grainger talks about his experience whitewater rafting on the Colorado River. He also gets to hike on the trip, and shares how a hybrid trip allows for couples and families to participate in the same adventure at their own skill and comfort level. He says this trip is worth every penny as your adrenalin is sure to be racing going through the rapids.  This popular episode was first released in the fall of ..read more
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Explore Ireland by Horseback! Galway and Clare Multi Day Trail Ride
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by Kit Parks
3M ago
Explore Ireland by Horseback!  Galway and Clare Multi Day Trail Ride Choose a 5 or 7 night magical exploration of the Emerald Isle by horseback!  You'll be riding 5-7 hours per day, as you explore ancient ruins, the Cliffs of Moher, stunning forests and sheep dotted pastures. Stay in a delightful 300 year old restored farmhouse and down in the village.  Share stories and song at the village pub with the friendly and welcoming locals.  Make lifetime friends and memories. Today, we ride through western Ireland's Galway and Clare forests, coast and countryside with my affiliat ..read more
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30 Best Travel Podcasts for 2024
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by Kit Parks
3M ago
30 Best Travel Podcasts for 2024  My popular annual list of the best travel podcasts to check out for 2024.  There are eighteen new shows on this year's list of the top travel podcasts to listen to in the new year. COMPLETE SHOW NOTES   Get the complete list with active links HERE Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here. CONTACT KIT Resources  Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies Travel Insurance:  Quickly and ..read more
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Improving Resilience and Grit
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by Kit Parks
4M ago
Improving Resilience and Grit Adventures can be unpredictable at times.  One thing you'll definitely need whenever you go on an adventure is grit.  Toss in some fortitude and resilience, too!   Fortunately, grit is a skill you can learn.  On today's show, we dive deep into ways that we can improve our own resilience. This is an encore presentation of an episode that ran on my companion podcast, the Adventure Travel Show, which teaches you the skills you need to go on your adventures. COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See detailed information covered on today's show. Get FREE Travel ..read more
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Grit and Resilience : One Woman's Story
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by Kit Parks
4M ago
Grit and Resilience : One Woman's Story Eva Simons 'Embraces the Suck' After a Tragic Mauling to Reboot Her Life Sometimes life punches you in the face and your dreams shatter.  That's what happened to my friend Eva one afternoon last year.  Eva shows true grit and fortitude.  Her inspirational story will encourage you to embrace the suck when life throws you curveballs. Adventure travel, by its nature, often requires that you summon your own grit and spirit.  My hopes are this story will encourage you to reinforce your own resilience.   I am also releasing a Bonus Epi ..read more
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Avoiding Crowds on the El Camino : The First Stages of the French Way
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by Kit Parks
4M ago
Avoid Crowds on the El Camino de Compostella There are three ways to avoid the crowds when doing the El Camino:  avoid peak season, avoid the busiest routes, avoid the last 100 km into Santiago.  Today's guest, David, chose a great way by walking the first two stages of the most popular route, the French Way, but instead of the last 100 km/60 miles like most people, he walked the first two stages over the Pyrenees from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Logrono.   While David made many friends among the fellow 'pilgrims' walking the Camino at the same time. it wasn't crowded, even ..read more
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25 Affordable Travel Gifts They'll Actually Want
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by Kit Parks
5M ago
25 Affordable Travel Gifts They'll Actually Want You are sure to find a great travel gift for your loved ones (and even yourself:) on today's show!  Discover 25 terrific gifts for under $60 - most $30 and under: Travel Gifts for Comfort Travel Gifts for Convenience Travel Treats and Little Luxuries Travel Gifts for Safety Armchair Travel Gifts  Link to the Webpage with Gift idea photos and complete description HERE Note that prices below are subject to change and that these Amazon links may also offer coupons at checkout that are not reflected in the listed prices Gifts to Make Tra ..read more
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England's Coast to Coast Path : Walking Holiday
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by Kit Parks
6M ago
England's Coast to Coast Walking Holiday Spend your holiday walking the UK's epic Coast to Coast path from Saint Bees to Robin Hoods Bay!  You can walk one or both sections of this 180 mile/300 km trail (the mid-point is Kirby Stephen).   Take a self-guided tour where your luggage is moved daily and all logistics are arranged for you with my affiliate One Foot Abroad - ATA listeners save 5% on any OFA tour with the One Foot Abroad Promo Code ATA5! Taking a walking holiday is a fun and affordable way to explore Europe and to have a more authentic vacation, as you will be mixing w ..read more
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Boat and Bike Tour non-Touristy Greek Islands
Active Travel Adventures Podcast
by Kit Parks
6M ago
Boat and Bike Tour of the Cyclades and Saronic Islands of Greece Explore a less touristy and more authentic part of Greece on this week long boat and bike tour departing from Athens. Each day, you visit a different island and bike about a half day (e-Bikes available and recommended!).  The rest of the time you are exploring charming Greek villages and temples, enjoying a fresh local meal (most meals included on the BoatBikeTour.com trip that Kit took), or sailing to your next island. Each night, you stay in your comfortable en suite cabin on a superior sailing ship, so you only need to un ..read more
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You Did It! Listener Stories
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by Kit Parks
7M ago
YOU Did It!!!  Listener Adventure Stories Today we start a new segment on the show featuring folks like you and me, who got inspired to step outside of their comfort zone and took on an adventure. While in the future, these will be shorter segments added to the regular show, I thought we'd start off with this incredible story of Sally, who thought she was heading for a wheel chair due to multiple injuries from her days as a dancer.  Instead, through training, grit, and fortitude, Sally instead headed to the North Island of New Zealand and hiked the challenging Tongariro Crossing! &nb ..read more
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