Monthly Archives: December 2012

Travel Tip of the Week, #1

For a fun winter adventure, rent snowshoes or cross country skis from the Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry, VT. They have 39 kilometers of groomed trails for all abilities. “On snow” babysitting is available, as well – while you’re out exploring, the kids are kept busy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or playing in the snow – hot chocolate included. Back at the center, visit their cafe and enjoy a warm cookie and hot chocolate.

 

East African Voyage

Featured company of the week: East African Voyage. It is an officially registered tour operator based in Tanzania, and it is a member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators and African Travel Association. Placing an emphasis on safety, the adventure tours are well organized, fun, and educational. Options include safaris, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and other mountains, and cultural tours. Family trips are also available.

Guide Onesmo Gabriel comes highly recommended, and we look forward to traveling with him at some point.

Have you traveled with East African Voyage? Leave your trip review in the comments below.

Arctic Wild

Featured company of the week: Arctic Wild. Around since 1998, they provide professionally guided adventure tours in Alaska. Canoeing, backpacking, and rafting are options, as well as base camp wildlife trips, photography trips, and family trips. Choose from one of their group trips or design a private custom one of your own. They also provide support for film and science expeditions throughout Alaska – pretty cool!

Arctic Wild is based in Fairbanks, and they specialize in one – three week adventures in arctic Alaska. Groups are small (1 – 8 people), and saftey is their number one priority in the remote, beautiful, wildlife-rich areas they visit.

Have you traveled with Arctic Wild? Leave a review in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

Peter Amann

Our featured guide of the week is Peter Amann. The Adventure Spot co-founders have experienced Peter’s expertise on a couple of occasions and look forward to traveling with him again.

Peter is located in the Canadian Rockies and offers rock climbing, backpacking, heli-hiking, and other adventures. He is ACMG certified and has 35 years of climbing and guiding experience.

He also trains the Canadian Military’s Search and Rescue Technicians and is an Avalanche Technician/Forecaster.

Whether you opt for a few hours of learning to rock climb (on great sticky rock that will make you feel like Spiderman!), a helicopter ride into, overnight at, and hike out of Mt. Robson Park, or a week or more of backpacking in the backcountry, you’re sure to have an amazing time with Peter as your guide. In addition to his making you feel comfortable and safe when experiencing new things (such as learning basic glacier travel skills, self-arrest, etc.), he’s also funny and fun.

For more info: Peter Amann.