According to the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), people looking for sport and adventure travel should look for programs that offer the following three features: a physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction, and engagement with nature.
Adventure travel is the fastest-growing segment of the leisure travel industry. Some regions in the world like Costa Rica are particularly known for it.
Sport is usually a component of adventure travel. Depending on where they go, travelers can partake in activities such as adventure trekking, bungee jumping, hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, surfing and even soccer.
Nothing smacks of novice like the suitcase-laden traveler with too many items. WeGoPlaces.com warns that these are red flags to would-be thieves and hustlers. Pack "light, inconspicuous and cheap."
According to ATTA, 32 million women travel alone each year. This represents 52 percent of the market.