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Science Reference Guide No. 36
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The following is a guide to adventure travel--books,
magazines, and sources of information--in the collections of the Library of Congress.
The titles suggested here are meant to spark imagination and to provide a sampling
of the kinds of materials available in libraries and bookstores
Cohen, Ann E. Finding adventure in travel. Library
journal, v. 121, Mar. 1, 1996: 51-54.
Hills, Brian J. A guide to adventure travel. Parks & recreation,
v. 30, Sept. 1995: 56-65.
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used in book, online, and CD-ROM catalogs that may be useful in
locating materials on adventure vacations include the following:
ADVENTURES AND ADVENTURERS--HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC.
TOURIST TRADE--ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
VOYAGES AND TRAVELS--DIRECTORIES
Also, use the
subheading--DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL following the names of particular
regions or countries, e.g., NEPAL--DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL or specific
types of vacations, e.g. BACKPACKING, DUDE RANCHES, KAYAKING, SAILING
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The Adventure vacation catalog. By the publishers
of Specialty travel index. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1987,
c1984. 382 p.
G516.A38 1987 <MRR AK>
Adventure vacations: from trekking in New Guinea
to swimming in Siberia. Edited by Richard Bangs. Santa Fe,
N.M., John Muir Publications; New York, Distributed to the book
trade by W. W. Norton, c1990. 241 p.
Brause, Dianne G. Directory of alternative travel
resources. Berkeley, Calif., One World Family Travel Network,
c1988. 26 p.
Casewit, Curtis W. Summer adventures. New
York, Collier Books, Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994. 306
Castner, James L. Rainforests: a guide to research
and tourist facilities at selected tropical forest sites in Central
and South America. Gainesville, Fla., Feline Press, c1990.
Includes a chapter on "hands-on" organizations describing "programs
that enable both laymen and students to participate in on-site research or education
in some aspect of tropical biology" and a "partial list of the many companies
and institutions that offer natural history or special interest tours to rainforest
A Connoisseur's guide: unusual trips for the
discriminating traveler. Edited by Suzi Kobrin. Del Mar,
Calif., ZapoDel, c1985. 325 p.
Crawford, J. Directory of low cost vacations
with a difference. Rev. ed. Babylon, N.Y., Pilot Books, c1989.
Dickerman, Pat. Adventure travel North America.
Scottsdale, Ariz., Adventure Guides, c1993. 288 p.
GV191.35.D53 1993 <SciRR>
Fodor's great American learning vacations.
2nd ed. New York, Fodor's Travel Publications; Distributed by Random
House, c1997. 323 p.
L901.F63 1997 <SciRR>
Fodor's great American sports and adventure vacations.
New York, Fodor's Travel Publications, c1994. 346 p.
Foehr, Stephen. Eco-journeys: the world guide
to ecologically aware travel and adventure. Chicago, Noble
Press, c1993. 351 p.
G155.A1F63 1993 <SciRR>
Organized according to comfort level. Includes section featuring
trips designed for people with special needs due to physical disability or behavior
Geffen, Alice M., and Carole Berglie. Ecotours
and nature getaways: a guide to environmental vacations around
the world. New York, C. Potter, c1993. 324 p.
G155.A1G355 1993 <SciRR>
Includes annotated list of tour operators (p. 279-319), geographical
and trip indexes, and a brief bibliography (p. 320).
Graham, Scott. Adventure travel in Latin America:
where to backpack, camp, and find adventure in Mexico, the Caribbean,
Central America, and South America. Berkeley, Calif., Wilderness
Press, 1990. 182 p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Graham, Scott. Backpacking and camping in the
developing world: a how-to adventure guide for travelling on
your own or with a group. Berkeley, Calif., Wilderness Press,
1988. 144 p.
Bibliography: p. 143-144.
Graham, Scott. Handle with care: a guide to responsible
travel in developing countries. Chicago, Noble Press, c1991.
Grotta, Daniel, and Sally Wiener Grotta. The
Green travel sourcebook: a guide for the physically active, the
intellectually curious, or the socially aware. New York,
Wiley, c1992. 304 p.
Bibliography: p. 251-253.
See especially "Geographic Index of Programs" (p. 261-296).
Guide to academic travel. 1st- ed., 1990-
Coral Gables, Fla., Shaw Associates.
"Adult study vacations worldwide sponsored by museums, colleges, & educational
Heise, Jon O., and Julia R. Rinehart. The travel
book: guide to the travel guides. 2nd ed. Metuchen, N.J.,
Scarecrow Press, 1993. 397 p.
Z6011.H4 1993 <MRR Alc>
High-school student's guide to study, travel,
and adventure abroad. Council on International Educational
Exchange. 5th ed. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995. 308 p.
Holing, Dwight. Earthtrips: a guide to nature
travel on a fragile planet. Los Angeles, Living Planet Press,
c1991. 209 p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Continent-by-continent samplers of some of the most fascinating
and unusual nature destinations serviced by nonprofit and commercial tour operators." There
are additional chapters on volunteer vacations and nature-study travel programs.
Jeffrey, Nan, and Kevin Jeffrey. Adventuring
with children: an inspirational guide to world travel of the
outdoors. Ashland, Mass., Avalon House Pub., c2000. 312 p.
Not Yet in LC
Kaye, Evelyn. Free vacations & bargain adventures
in the USA. 2nd ed. Boulder, Colo., Blue Penguin Publications,
c1998. 222 p.
Le Bon, Leo. The Adventurous traveler's guide.
With a foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. New York, Simon & Schuster,
c1985. 174 p.
Long, Kim. Encyclopedia of field trips & educational
destinations. Santa Barbara, Calif., ABC-CLIO, c1991. 355
Bibliography: p. 315-316.
LB1047.L63 1991 <SciRR>
McMenamin, Paul. The ultimate adventure sourcebook:
the complete resource for adventure, sports, and travel.
Rev. ed. Atlanta, Turner Pub., c1997. 400 p.
McMillon, Bill. Volunteer vacations: short-term
adventures that will benefit you and others. 5th ed., rev.
and expanded. Chicago, Chicago Review Press; Distributed by Independent
Publishers Group, c1995. 453 p.
Bibliography: p. 447-453.
HN49.V64M35 1995 /p>
McMillon, Bill. Wilderness U: opportunities for
outdoor education in the U.S. & abroad. Chicago, Chicago
Review Press, s.1.; Distributed by Independent Pub. Group. 281
Includes cross-referenced indexes by subject, region, and college
credit, and a bibliography of books, directories, and periodicals "concerned
with various types of learning vacations" (p. 277-279).
Nolting, Mark. Africa's top wildlife countries.
5th ed., rev. and updated. Pompano Beach, Fla., Global Travel Publishers,
c1997. 614 p.
QL337.S78N65 1997 <SciRR>
Ocko, Stephanie. Environmental vacations: volunteer
projects to save the planet. 2nd ed. Santa Fe, N.M., J. Muir
Publications; New York, Distributed by W. W. Norton, c1992. 248
Q182.3.O24 1992 <SciRR>
See especially "Organizations offering environmental opportunities" (p.
Peterson's summer opportunities for kids and
teenagers. 6th- ed., 1989- Princeton, N.J., Peterson's Guides.
Rice, Larry. Baja to Patagonia: Latin American
adventures. Golden, Colo., Fulcrum Pub., c1993. 217 p.
Bibliography: p. 215-217.
Simmons, James C. The big book of adventure travel.
3rd ed. Santa Fe, N.M., John Muir Publications; Emeryville, Calif.,
Distributed to the book trade by Publishers Group West, c1997.
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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES
Abode of snow. Edited by Kim Larsen. Buzzworm,
v. 5, May/June 1993: 53-56, 58-59.
Ecotravel in the Himalayas. Includes information on selected
guided tours and a review of expedition clothing options.
Amazing Amazon. Edited by Jon Christensen. Buzzworm,
v. 5, Mar./Apr. 1993: 46-50, 52-53.
Anderson, Geri. Adventurers wanted. Sunset,
v. 204, June 2000: 52-53.
Adventure vacations specifically for those who are aged 55
Beeh, Jenny H. Adventure vs. ecotourism. E: the
environmental magazine, v. 10, May/June 1999: 46-47.
Belize, Bali, and beyond. Washingtonian,
v. 30, Apr. 1995: 98-99.
Davis, Andrew S. Looking for fun. American visions,
v. 14, Apr./May 1999: 48+
Information is provided on several companies that offer outdoor
adventure vacations geared toward African-Americans.
Dworetzky, Tom. Touring the jungle: ecotourism in
Costa Rica. Omni, v. 14, Mar. 1992: 46-50, 52-53.
Ecotravel in America. Buzzworm, v. 5, July/Aug.
1993: 55-58, 60-61, 63.
Features 12 great trips, from viewing Mexico's annual monarch
butterfly congregation to hiking, biking, and kayaking through the diverse ecosystem
of Hawaii's Big Island.
Ham, Kimberly. The wild life of a safari guide. Cosmopolitan,
v. 216, Mar. 1994: 86-87.
Jaffe, Matthew. Eye to eye with orca in the Sea
of Cortez. Sunset, v. 190, Mar. 1993: 100-107.
Jungle journal. Buzzworm, v. 5, Mar./Apr.
1993: 54-57, 59-60, 62-63
A series of brief articles on jungle trips and ecoventures
in Ecuador, Columbia, Peru, Venesuela, and Brazil.
Keating, Bern. Pack your parka for an ecotrip. Travel & leisure,
v. 22, Jan. 1992: 52, 54-55.
Keating, Bern. T & L trip planner: bagging the
best safari. Travel & leisure, v. 23, Feb. 1993: 94-101,
Covers questions Where in Africa? Which outfitter? What time
Kostyal, K. M. The ecotourism alternative. National
Geographic traveler, v. 9, Mar./Apr. 1992: 32, 34-36.
"Environmentally responsible travel is becoming a reality thanks
to a novel alliance among developers, conservationists, and concerned citizens."
Lawrence, Michael. Exuma fantasea: eco-diving in
the Central Bahamas. Skin diver, v. 42, Sept. 1993: 76-
Lobb, Welles, and Pamela Cooper. Looking for adventure:
trips for runners. Runner's world, v. 34, May 1999: 90-93.
Lustgarden, Steve. Biking in the parks of south
India. Great expeditions, no. 74, spring 1993: 43-45.
Melzer, Bruce. Play hard, tread lightly. Alaska,
v. 59, July 1993: 22-27.
Ecotravel in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Norris, Ruth. Ecotourism in the national parks of
Latin America. National parks, v. 68, Jan./Feb. 1994: 32-37
Pendleton, Tonya. Adventurous spirits living on
the edge: 10 adventure travel spots. Essence, v. 26, July
Scott, James, and Joanne Robertson. Lost in the
Himalayas. Reader's digest, v. 146, Jan. 1995: 149-175.
Tedeschi, Tony. Natural attractions of the Caribbean & Central & South
America. Audubon, v. 95, Nov./Dec. 1993: 33-43.
A special advertising section with descriptive information
for environmentally oriented tourists.
A True course to adventure. Field & stream,
v. 99, Jan. 1995: 50-63.
Provides information sources, i.e., outfitters, guidebooks,
fish and wildlife departments, etc., for fishing and hunting adventures.
Watkins, Steve. It's eco-logical. Geographical,
v. 72, June 2000: 66-67.
Wise, Jayne. Dolphin quest in Belize. National
Geographic traveler, v. 10, Nov./Dec. 1993: 24, 26-28.
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Adventure Travel Society
228 North F Street
Salida, CA 81201
A membership organization, the Adventure Travel
Society has published the 1991, 1992, and 1993 World Congress on Adventure Travel
and Ecotourism Proceedings.
Partners in Responsible Tourism
P.O. Box 237
San Francisco, CA 94104-0237
PIRT has held educational seminars on tourism,
the environment, and opportunities for alternative forms of travel.
Earthwatch Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 9104
Watertown, MA 02272
Sponsors scientific research using scientists,
artists, teachers, students and volunteers. Earthwatch magazine describes the
research projects, providing details on time, cost, etc., for potential participants.
International Ecotourism Society
P.O. Box 668
Burlington, VT 05402
Founded in 1990 to foster a true sense of
synergy between outdoor travel entrepreneurs, researchers, and conservationists.
Route 9D, R2, Box 280
Garrison, NY 10524
Operates 5 wilderness schools and 10 urban
centers in the U.S. to help young people and adults discover and extend their
own resources and abilities by confronting them with a series of increasingly
difficult challenges. Programs operate in 22 states.
1313 5th Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1546
A non-profit organization providing outdoor adventure
for people of all ages and abilities.
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offers a growing number of sites useful for information on adventure
vacations and ecotourism. Many of the organizations listed above
provide this type of information, as well as links to related sites
from their web sites. It is also possible to find web sites using
a search engine such as Alta Vista, Google, or Northern Light,
to locate additional sites. The following sites may be of interest.
All World Vacation Station
This site features links to a variety of adventure
and ecotourism vacations, including African safaris and Hawaiian adventures.
Listed as one of the world's top 300 sites
by Forbes.com. Has a special section of adventure travel opportunities just for
A sleek, well-designed site puts all of this
travel company's offerings at your fingertips, with difficulty levels, prices,
itineraries, and departure dates.
Specialty Travel Index
Specialty Travel Index is the #1 source for
adventure and special-interest vacations worldwide. Features tour and contact
information for over 500 adventure tour operators around the globe.
Travelon's trip finder
If you don't know what you're looking for,
search for travel packages to out-of-the-way spots offered by various companies.
Compiled by Nathan L. Trail and Kori Calvert
April 1996, updated November 2000