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What Is Adventure Travel? And What Does It Mean To Us?

January 17, 2023

The world of travel is vast, with different services for every type of traveler. Whether you want to live on a yacht for a few weeks in the middle of the South Pacific or rent a car to drive a few hours to a local lodge, there is something for you. Our team specializes in adventure travel, which is a lot like it sounds. A type of travel that gives you a rush and lets you experience people and places that only a tiny fraction of people ever see. But why? And what really makes this type of travel different from anything else? We will dive into that here. 

What Is Adventure Travel

If you Google “What is adventure travel?” you will find that it is often referred to as a niche form of travel with a level of “risk” involved. To us, though, it is so much more. It’s exploration. It’s opportunity. It’s experience. It’s education. And it’s different for everyone. 

Our founder, Roseann Iovine, worked for British Airways for 15 years before founding Outdoor Travel Adventures in 1996. She became the go-to person to organize trips for friends and family during that time. Because of her time working for airlines, she could travel the far reaches of the world, exploring and admiring places that she knew others should see. Because she had hiked in New Zealand, found some of the experiences in remote Canada, and built relationships with local tour guides in Costa Rice, she had wonderful recommendations to start things off. 

And, when it was time to launch OTA, she did just that. Since then, it has been essential for her team to love adventure travel and have firsthand experience in the destinations they work in. 

Why Do People Go On Adventure Trips?

As we look back on times of growth, we most likely experienced a new place, person, activity, or some change in life. When we book adventures for people, we create an experience that will change their mindset. Whether diving out of a plane and feeling the euphoric rush that comes as you land gently on the grassy runway or witnessing an artisan preparing a meal and then breaking bread with them—adventure and your perception of it are unique. 

Whether connecting with nature, experience, people, or all three, adventure tourism will change something in you and give you memories that will remain special for the rest of your life. 

What Types?

Each travel company has a different idea for how and which adventure travels they will schedule. Our team of travel designers will learn your travel style, goals and dreams for your trip, and the things that are non-negotiable for you. Then, with firsthand experience, they will suggest different excursions for you. Some of our most popular adventures are: 

But if your adventure looks more like staying at a luxurious lodge and hanging out on the beach, we have those for you, too! Our team encourages cultural adventure when you can learn and experience different traditions in each destination. In Fiji, travelers are amazed by the kindness and creativity of the Fijian people. After all, Fiji is considered one of the happiest places on earth, and getting to know the locals is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. 

How To Book An Adventure Trip?

If you would like to book a trip of a lifetime, we are here to help. Our travel designers are available to share their experiences with you, ask questions, and book your dream trip so that you can have a five-star experience unique to you. Just check out our reviews on Yelp.

We look forward to learning about you and guiding you on the way as you discover new and exciting experiences.

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