Luxury Trips Worldwide

Adventure Travel

National Geographic travel writer Marybeth Bond travels the world in search of luxury and adventure. Check out these adventure travel stories.

Discover France’s Secret Villages

Walking in the Maritime Alps leads to the Mediterranean CoastRocky, snowcapped Alps tumble down to the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean coast along the French and Italian border. My love of France and its sleepy villages fueled my choice to hike through this...

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Giddy Up Cowboy atThe Calgary Stampede.

  Rodeo Fever at the Calgary Stampede   One of the best thrills was being part of a crowd ramped up on adrenaline watching bronco busters, bull riders, steer wrestlers, women’s barrel racing, tie-down roping, horse relays and the world’s top chuckwagon races.  The...

Cruise Iceland to discover the land of puffins, elves and fjords.

Despite its name, only 10% of Iceland is actually covered in ice. In fact, the country about the size of Maine, is gloriously green. Wildflower fields, lush meadows, and rich tundra blanket a landscape of astonishing variety: black sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls,...

The Secret to Finding Alpine Magic in Switzerland

Head to Zermatt, Switzerland for spectacular powder runs, stunning trails and the romantic charm of an idyllic Alpine village.  Matterhorn Magic Breath-taking views of the Matterhorn mountain accompany you on trails and slopes when you ski or hike in Zermatt,...

Polar Bears in the Arctic

Track polar bears and snorkel with beluga whales in the Canadian Arctic. After the sea ice melts for the summer, polar bears move to the shoreline of Hudson Bay – habitat for the most southern and accessible populations of polar bears in the world. With ChurchillWild...

Treat yourself to exclusive adventure in the Canadian Rockies

Only an hour from Calgary, and three hours from San Francisco, the Canadian Rockies are a fabulous destination for adventurers and nature lovers. The most popular things to do Don't miss Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Parkway. If you go, you shouldn’t...

Trip of a lifetime: How to Enjoy Vietnam

I just returned from Vietnam, an outrageously exciting country to travel to. A little preparation before you go can take the headache out of simple things like crossing the street or avoiding dog or cat meat. 1. Learn how to cross the street (--and stay alive), slowly...