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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.

Enjoy Incredible Views from a Gondola
2 weeks ago

Enjoy Incredible Views from a Gondola

Want to enjoy awesome mountain views but without worrying about doing any skiing or mountain climbing?

Well, you’re in luck. 

Gondolas have become increasingly popular across the US. While at first they were developed to move packs of skiers and snowboarders to their slopeside destinations, today gondolas are a fantastic way to get incredible views of cities, seascapes and mountain range across the country. 

In this post, we’re going to highlight some of the best. 

Are you ready to go up, up, and away?

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Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad
2 weeks ago

Durango and Silverton, CO Railroad

Choo-choo, All aboard the Durango and Silverton Railroad; An unforgettable ride from Durango, Colorado to Silverton, Colorado with spectacular views of the wilderness, canyons, and San Juan Mountains along the way. 

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Visiting Ruby Falls
3 weeks ago

Visiting Ruby Falls

Right on the border between Tennessee and Georgia, you’ll find the bustling little city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s tucked in next to a bend in the Tennessee River and sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Now, Chattanooga is a destination in and of itself, but many people come to the area because they want to visit Ruby Falls. In fact, Ruby Falls is often cited as one of the top ten attractions in the Southeastern part of the United States. 

If that’s piqued your interest, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Ruby Falls and what makes it such a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. 

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Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco
1 month ago

Places to See Sea Lions in San Francisco

People love to visit a city like San Francisco for lots of reasons. There’s the cool architecture, great food in places like Chinatown, tons of shopping, and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. But you might be surprised to find one of the most popular attractions has to do with sea lions. 

Yes, that’s right! 

One of the best cities in the country to see sea lions in is San Francisco. And it’s one reason people flock to this part of the country.

In this post, we’re going to highlight all of the main spots and hidden gems you can check out sea lions. From the biggest tourist spots to some of the secret places the locals know about, you’ll find them all here. 

Ready to get started?

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Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes
1 month ago

Visit the Amargosa Sand Dunes

When most people head to Las Vegas, The Strip is their primary destination. Of course, who can blame them, right? There’s a never-ending stream of things to do, see, eat, and drink. 

But, sometimes all that activity can get overwhelming, and people want a little bit of a break.

Thankfully, the Las Vegas area offers plenty of that too. While many people get in the car and drive to the Grand Canyon, others head to a lesser known, but still fascinating spot: the Amargosa Sand Dunes. 

In this post, we’re going to tell you a little bit about this hidden gem in the Nevada Desert that is a favorite of the locals.

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Drive I-35 Through Texas
2 months ago

Drive I-35 Through Texas

A lot of road trip aficionados consider the Interstate 35 trip to be one of the best in the country. It goes right through America’s heartland from Minnesota to Texas, covering just under 1,600 miles. 

There is plenty to do and see throughout the entire length of I-35, but in this post, we’re focusing on the Lone Star State. 

Ready to dive in?

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Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter
2 months ago

Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

Think National Parks are only for summer vacation?

Think again! 

In fact, some National Parks are amazing to visit not only all year round but especially in the winter. That’s what we’re going to cover in this post. 

So, if you love being outdoors in the winter, beautiful nature, and frolicking in the snow, you’re in luck, this list of best National Parks to visit in the winter is right up your alley. 

Pack those snowshoes, and let’s go!

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5 Ways to Boost Your Green Efforts On Your Next RV Trek
3 months ago

5 Ways to Boost Your Green Efforts On Your Next RV Trek

Anyone who travels knows it’s easy to dive straight into poor habits as soon as you get on the road. Whether you’re ditching healthy eating or foregoing your regular exercise routine, there’s something about sailing down the dusty trail that gives you permission to indulge and soak up the carefree nature of being in motion.

That being said, some habits are still just as valuable to keep up on the road as you do at home. Maintaining a low carbon footprint is becoming an increasingly important topic of conversation, and even though green habits are harder to keep up on the road, they’re far from impossible.

If you’re hoping to boost your green efforts during your next RV trek, here are some tips to help you get started:

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Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC
3 months ago

Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC

South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too. 

These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.

To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!

Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world. 

Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here. 

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Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.
4 months ago

Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

What was on your list of resolutions this New Year?

Good Health? New Adventures? Great Happiness?

How about tackling all of that and then some by planning a different kind of road trip this year; On your bicycle! Join the growing American bike-culture and head out to these bike-friendly cities right now.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.
-John F. Kennedy

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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.