23 Reasons to Get Out There

The most creative, affordable, and downright fun array of trips we’ve seen in years. Time to pack your bag.

Ilulissat, Greenland awaits     Photo: Photo by Cedric Angeles/Intersection Photos

23 Reasons to Get Out There
Let's be frank: when the global economy tanked, all but the most intrepid travelers responded by stowing their passports, and those involved in the adventure industry—outfitters, tourism boards, and, yes, this magazine—freaked out. But crisis spurs invention. To win back our business, outfitters started cooking up trips that deliver high adventure and options. On top of that, what the marketers call "leisure travel" outfitters—cruise lines, posh resorts, and the like—began trying to reinvent themselves to appeal to more active, independent, discerning customers (in short: us). Throw in a surge in travel-friendly technology and you've got what we like to call a renaissance. So whether you prefer outfitted or DIY adventures, there's never been a better time to plan the trip of your life.

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