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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.

Quick Guide to Edisto Island, SC
3 days 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.
3 weeks 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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Visiting the Poconos
1 month ago

Visiting the Poconos

The Pocono region of Pennsylvania is known as a ski, casino, and honeymoon haven (the heart shaped tub was originated in the Poconos), and even more so as a place of mountains, lakes, rivers, and woodlands of scenic beauty. Take the roads less traveled; allow yourself to wander and explore. There is discovery around every bend in the road.

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5 Exciting Escape Rooms Across the United States
1 month ago

5 Exciting Escape Rooms Across the United States

There’s nothing quite like racing the clock to get your adrenaline pumping, and immersive escape rooms are one of the best ways to do so nowadays. These multiplayer, real-life adventure games are a fun way to test your mental mettle with family, friends, or even coworkers. 

Find out why this craze has swept the nation. Below are just a few of the super creative–and super stressful–options available across the country.

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I-95 Driving Guide: New Hampshire and Maine
1 month ago

I-95 Driving Guide: New Hampshire and Maine

Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.

And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.

But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family. 

In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!

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Muir Woods National Monument
4 months ago

Muir Woods National Monument

Among the many great Golden Gate National Recreation Area destinations, you will want to be sure to visit the incredible forest north of San Francisco, called Muir Woods National Monument. Muir Woods has been a National Monument since 1908 and is celebrated for its towering old-growth coast redwood trees.

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Visiting World-Famous Lake Tahoe
4 months ago

Visiting World-Famous Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, one of the most-loved lakes in the country, can be found where bustling California meets Nevada in the Sierra Nevada region. Halfway between Sacramento, California, and the world’s biggest little city, Reno, Nevada, can be found one of the most popular outdoor destinations.

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6 Corn Maze Adventures to Explore
5 months ago

6 Corn Maze Adventures to Explore

An October tradition for many Americans, corn mazes provide a fun and educational alternative to chilling haunted houses. As the warm summer months melt away to a cooler crisp, Fall sweater weather provides ideal temperatures for family adventures in the field.

Have you ever explored a corn maze? Each corn maze has a unique design, featuring twisting pathways surrounded by towering corn stalks. For those seeking to navigate a corn maze for the first time, or perhaps desire to try a new maze this year, our team at DriveTheNation.com has you covered. We’ve named the top 6 Corn Maze Adventures to Explore this Fall

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Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
6 months ago

Explore Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a National Heritage Area in the U.S. state of Georgia that encompasses natural, cultural, and historical beauty in an environment that is fun to explore year round. 

The mountain itself is part of the 2,550 acre DeKalb County park called the Davidson – Arabia Nature Preserve. The Preserve also includes other large formations of exposed granite, wetlands, pine and oak forests, multiple streams, and two lakes. Leashed dogs are welcome, too! As you begin to plan your visit, consider partaking in some of the following activities.

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Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore
8 months ago

Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore

Do you dream of white sand and sunshine? Gulf Islands National Seashore has you covered with recreation and relaxation opportunities for the whole family. Spanning the coast of Florida and Mississippi, millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters. Whether you visit for a day or a week, there is plenty to do and see at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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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.