(Joshua Paul)

Calling All Adventure Travelers

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Has adventure travel (trekking, mountain climbing, cycle touring, kayaking, etc.) changed your life? Adventure travel is more popular than ever, but more than that, its effects can be long-lasting. For an upcoming project in partnership with USA Weekend magazine, we’d like to hear exciting, moving stories of how taking an adventure vacation inspired a permanent change in your life. Did it make you quit your job to pursue something more fulfilling? Did it strengthen a relationship or force the end of one? Did it change the focus of your life in some tangible, unforeseen way? If so, we’d like you to tell us about it, in 100 words or less. In your response, please include your name, age, address, email address, and phone number, and let us know whether you have any pictures of your trip. The first 25 people whose answers we select for possible inclusion in the article will receive free one-year subscriptions to Outside magazine. The five respondents whose stories are included in the USA Weekend article will each also receive one guidebook from our sports-oriented adventure-travel guidebook series (choose from trekking, fly-fishing, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, and sea kayaking).

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From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Joshua Paul