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The Best Adventure Holidays for 2023

Why do we adventure? Half the time they’re uncomfortable, or as Bilbo Baggins describes them in The Hobbit: “Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” The travel moments that we recall decades later aren’t often the easy ones.

Adventure isn’t sitting in an airport lounge pouring yourself a second bloody mary. It’s not visiting a spa. Adventure happens when you’re feeling most vividly alive, often when you’re miles away from your comfort zone.

It’s when you’re treading territory that feels unsteady beneath your feet. It’s navigating the crevasse zone of an icefield, climbing the sharp igneous rocks of a volcano, catching a wave that’s a few feet taller than usual, or pushing your body to cover a distance you hadn’t thought possible.

Adventure is drilling down into the core of what it means to be alive while braving the elements, so for this adventure roundup we’ve opted for an elemental theme. The Earth section is packed full of overland journeys. Read more…

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