The Adventurous Traveller

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 2004 - Adventure travel - 388 pages
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Everything you want to know about adventure travel, whether it's for a short break, charity challenge, gap year or career break, by some of the top experts in the field. This guide explains what and where the options are, how to choose from different kinds of adventure, and just how to make it happen. At the heart of the book is a comprehensive, easy-reference resource section covering all aspects of researching and preparing for adventurous travel. and is packed with top tips on planning, fundraising, health, risk and much more. It also includes classic adventure travel and adventure sports destinations and extensive listing of Internet resources. Way, whether you dream of blazing a trail across the Serengeti or diving with giant mantras - first-time adventurous traveller, or seasoned soul in search of new destinations - this guide is the first port-of-call.

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Contents

What is Adventure Travel?
3
In Search of Adventure
11
The Adventure Sports Phenomenon
26
The Five Ages of Adventure Travel
39
Five Classic Adventure Destinations
53
MAKING THE DREAM REALITY
83
Fundraising and Sponsorship
114
Travel by Conventional Means
132
Food and Water
187
Personal Safety
201
Risk Assessment
212
Emergency Survival
221
Cultural Differences
234
Environmental Issues
252
Communications
267
GAZETTEER
279

Travel by Unconventional Means
144
Equipping Yourself
152
Health
168
Index
373
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