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Finding My Roots In Ireland: Family Genealogy Road Trip

Family Genealogy Trip in IrelandGlengarriff, IrelandIt only took me 34 years to visit my family’s ancestral homeland of Ireland. Joined by my parents & sister, we traveled to the Emerald Isle to research our history.Like most Americans, I’m a mutt….

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5 Inspiring Journeymakers I’ve Met On My Travels

Pedro from GuatemalaJourneymakers are the people you meet who make your trips more memorable. People who share their spirit & enthusiasm with everyone they encounter.This month I’m partnering up with American Express for their 100th anniversary to highlight some of…

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Killing Time in a Backcountry Hut

It probably doesn’t come as a great surprise that around 30% of New Zealand is public land, and a lot of it covered by 18 incredible National Parks. What you may not know, though, is that there are over 950…

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Success in the Himalayas

Active Himalayas was proud and excited to see the season’s first ‘Mustang’ trip head out on August 24. The trek could only be described as challenging, rewarding and inspiring. We caught up with trip leader Dan Thomas, and he gave…

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Adventure Heros

The man in the two photos is Terry Lasenby. He’s 65 years old, is a builder from a town not far from mine, lives in an ordinary house, drives an ordinary car and generally blends into a crowd without being…

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First Adventure Memory

I remember the weekend very clearly, even though it was nearly 30 years ago – the weekend that changed my life. It was a walk in the mountains. Mildly interesting I hear you say, but we’ve all done that. Phil,…

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Kiwi Home Cooked Meals

Get ready for a metaphor…It takes all the right ingredients to bake a cake. Active Adventures NZ guide Ken on the BBQ Is this a really bad metaphor? I think so. But sometimes a cliché is a cliché for a…

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Guest Review About another company!

We really wanted to share this email (100% un-edited). We love all feedback and to be honest, this particular email made our day! And for the record… YES we are hoping to give you all a new Active Adventures destination…

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Travelling solo

I’ve always been an outdoors kind of guy. It’ll never change. I know in my bones that I’ll be hiking, biking and kayaking until I can no longer move. I’ll wear that as a badge of honour. The way I’ve…