Adventure Vacations


Volunteer Vacations

Volunteer Match matches your interests and schedule with a cause close to your heart. There's something for everyone from walk-a-thons to beach clean-ups and home building.

A Volunteer Vacation is the perfect opportunity to whip your mind, your body, and some trail miles into shape.  Volunteer Vacations allow ample time to enjoy the landscape on your own. Some trips even include a short hike after the work is done, or a break for day hikes, swimming or just enjoying the views. Generally, no previous experience is required. The variety of tasks accommodates most levels of skill and stamina. Some trips are geared towards women, youth or designed with a special educational focus. Trips are only $60.00 per person! You provide your own round-trip transportation.

American Hiking Society's 2001 schedule includes over 70 one- and two-week trips. You can also find information about 1/2 and full day activities that you may want to incorporate into your vacation plans.

Help maintain hiking trails in the north-east. For work on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, call (603-466-2721, extension 192); for projects in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area near the New Jersey-Pennsylvania border, or call 570-588-2451.

Earthwatch matches volunteers with scientists doing fieldwork in more than 50 countries. Participants trek at elevations of up to 16,000 feet as they gather data.




Saddle up

The Hideout at Flitner Ranch (800-354-8637) is one of the largest working cattle ranches in Wyoming with the added bonus of a luxury guest ranch. You can help move livestock to fresh grazing land, test your skeet shooting skills, explore scenic trails, try your hand at rodeo games, enjoy an airboat ride on the Bighorn River, and at the end of the day meet the other guests at the evening cocktail hour.

If  you're still not sure what type of ranch will best suit you and your family visit (877-440-GORP). Their trained staff will match you with the ranch that best meets your budget and desires.



Get Wet!

Rafts, Kayaks, and Canoes

Sheri Griffith Expeditions (800-332-2439) offers Coyote Run Camp a three day Colorado River float trip. Cost: $491/adult, $397/child 6 to 16 years old, $352/child 4 - 5 years old.

Wildland Adventures guests mix snorkeling and dugout-canoe trips with visits to isolated Cuna villages. Or take a 14-day trek through the rainforest



Get Physical! with over 15,000 hiking, biking, and paddling trails will get you connected to the outdoors throughout the United States and Canada.

Get The Right Stuff 

Mapquest will give you precise directions to your destination anywhere in the U.S., if you're driving.

The Bathroom Diaries is a database of clean restrooms in more than 75 countries.

City Search can help you with dinner reservations, movie listings, museum exhibits, theater tickets ... in the city of your choice.


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