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Want to find out a bit more about Adventure Life? Check out some of these great publications that have written articles about our tours. Browse through these brief summaries or click on the links below to read the full articles!

Travel Channel features Adventure Life

The Galapagos Island Guide

Published: July 22, 2014
By: Holly C. Corbett

"The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination for good reason: Thanks to a lack of natural predators, friendly wildlife such as playful sea lions and gigantic sea tortoises let visitors get up close and personal...Adventure Life is a sustainable travel company that books" trips to the Galapagos. Read more about these Galapagos tours.


Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Adventure Life has made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for the third time. The Inc. 5000 list for 2014 ranked Adventure Life as #4 for “Top Montana Companies,” as well as recognized the 59% growth of the company since 2010. See the Inc 500 stats here, and learn what our company is about at our website.
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San Francisco Chronicle

6 thrilling adventure tours in Mexico

Published: May 7, 2014
By: Christine Delsol

"Mexico has captured the spotlight as a model for sustainable adventure tourism growth. Given the remote locations where some of the best opportunities await, and the difficulty of transporting equipment - especially if you want to pursue more than one type of activity - tours can provide adventures that would be challenging if not impossible to manage on your own." Read more about Mexico adventures.
Wall Street Journal

The Off Duty 50: Spring Adventures

Published: April 4, 2014
By: Zachary A. Bennett

"For a taste of Machu Picchu as it was before the hordes arrived, head to the lesser-known but still breathtaking city of Choquequirao... Don't dally, though. The government has announced plans for a tram line that could open Choquequirao up to the less-mobile masses as early as 2016. Montana-based Adventure Life organizes private trips to Choquequirao..." Read more about the Choquequirao Trek.
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New York Times

Hiking and Kayaking in Namibia

Published: March 18, 2014
By: Rachel Lee Harris

"As if tracking black rhinoceroses through the African wilderness might not be exciting enough, a new safari from Adventure Life, the tour company, has ramped up its usual tour through Namibia, adding an overnight hike through a desert, sea kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean, options for cooking classes and mountain biking and a meeting with an ancient tribe to the itinerary..." Read more about the Namibia Adventure tour.
Boston Globe

Customized Travels in Brazil

Published: February 15, 2014
By: Necee Regis

"Costa Verde of Brazil, a 10-day tour, explores the rain forest, mountains, beaches, and remote islands south of Rio de Janeiro. Includes Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Corcovado Mountain’s Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, colonial town of Paraty, coastal town of Angra dos Reis, and more." Read more about Brazil tours.
Chicago Tribune

News to Use

Published: February 14, 2014
By: Phil Marty

"When you think Brazil, you're likely to think of Rio or the Amazon. Adventure Life's Lencois Maranhenses Trekking trip throws in a new twist: hiking across the sand dunes of Lencois Maranhenses National Park." Read more about Brazil tours.
Tampa Bay Times

Five Adventurous Journeys for 2014 - Peru

Published: January 2, 2014
By: Amy Laughinghouse

"If you're up for the challenge, Adventure Life, named one of National Geographic's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth," offers a 12-day trip that includes visits to both Choquequirao and Machu Picchu." See all Peru adventures.
Tampa Bay Times

Five Adventurous Journeys for 2014 - Brazil

Published: January 2, 2014
By: Amy Laughinghouse

"Adventure Life offers more than a dozen excursions that let you experience Brazil your way, whether you want to play The Girl From Ipanema on Rio's famous beaches, trek through the jungle, get up close and personal with crocodiles at the Caiman Ecological Refuge, gape at the gushing glory of Iguazu Falls, or cruise the heart of the Amazon." See all Brazil adventure options.
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Top 5 Places You Need to Visit in 2014

Published: December 27, 2013
By: Amy Laughinghouse

See here the top five travel recommendations for 2014, including Adventure Life's Brazil tours and the Choquequirao Trek in Peru. "If you want to see Choquequirao before it hits the big time, be forewarned: The journey is not for the faint of heart. It’s a two-day hike each way involving steep ascents..."
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Outside Best Places to Work 2013

Published: August 1, 2013
By: Alison Kelman

Four-time honorees, Adventure Life once again takes home the title of one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work!

For our 2013 list of the best places to work in the United States, free ski passes, unlimited vacation time, and exotic trips are just the tip of the iceberg. We found a staggering number of companies that understand the road to success depends on a work-life balance; a healthy, active staff; and a willingness to give back...

Is Cycling the New Golf? The Case for a Bike-Friendly Office

Published: July 19, 2013
By: Lisa Evans

Entrepreneur reviews Adventure Life's bike-friendly work place!

"...To accommodate and encourage cyclists, Adventure Life has outfitted their office space with bike-friendly facilities.

Covered bike racks, showers for staff to wash up after their commute and tools and bike pumps on site for commuters to do fast repairs make cycling to work more appealing. Adventure Life also offers a communal bike which can be used by staff who want to pick up lunch or commute to an off-site meeting rather than driving or taking a taxi..."

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2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Award

Published: October 1, 2013

Adventure Life is honored to receive Travel Weekly's Magellan Award which recognizes a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.
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USA Today

Adventure travel 2013: Top new trips to emerging places

Published: July 31, 2013
By: Andrea Minarcek

USA Today features our Nicaragua trips and Colombia tours as great places to keep on your radar for 2013 travel.

"...Adventure Life, for instance, is introducing not one, not two, but three new itineraries to Colombia in 2013 that include mountain-biking through the lowland tropics, old colonial towns, and coffee plantations, rafting the white water of the Chicamocha Gorge, and hiking..."
Travel Channel features Adventure Life

Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Published: September 14, 2012
By: Holly C. Corbett

Travel Channel recommends Adventure Life's Victoria House Belize Trip for a great bachelorette retreat!  I couldn't agree more...

...Set on a palm-fringed, white-sand beach, Victoria House is a place where you can both chill out together and get your adrenaline pumping. Adventure Life, a sustainable travel company, lets you book your stay and choose between a selection of a la carte activities such as cave tubing, kayaking, visiting Mayan ruins and parasailing...

Outside Magazine Best Places to Work

Outside Magazine: Best Places to Work 2012

Published: August 2, 2012

For the third time, Outside Magazine has named Adventure Life as one of the Best Places to Work in the nation. We are honored!

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”
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6 Thrilling Adventures for Facebook's New Millionaires

Published: June 13, 2012
By: Annie Fitzsimmons

Polar Bear Safari and the Northern Lights – With Adventure Life you are flown via private charter to the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins, placed for best possible viewing and polar bear encounters. Two full days are spent with local Inuit guides, who know the bears’ daily life and behavior, and that they are almost always friendly. Camp is located where the most stunning and colorful Northern Lights viewing occurs at sunset. The itinerary also includes attempting to find a 400,000-strong local Caribou herd by checking their coordinates.
Adventure Life featured in Endless Vacation

Turn Over a New Leaf with a Volunteer Vacation

Published: January 12, 2012
By: Stirling Kelso

Eight trips that offer a way to give back, from digging for dinosaur bones in Texas to planting trees in the Galápagos...

Adventure Life
Travelers split their time between adventure and volunteer activities while staying in Cotopaxi, an 83,000-acre park in central Ecuador. A typical day may start with zip-lining through a temperate forest and riding horses with chagras (cowboys) and continue with an afternoon spent planting trees and clearing trails. At night guests retire to hacienda-style houses with wicker furnishings, fireplaces and hillside views.

Close encounters in the Galapagos

Published: October 18, 2011
By: A. Pawlowski

...For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.

"You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that arranges trips to the region.

"While you're out snorkeling, the sea lions will come out and swim with you. ... You feel a little nibble on the end of your flipper, you turn around and there's this sea lion wanting to play with you, wanting you to chase it.

"Other times, they'll come up to your face and they're looking at their own reflection in your snorkel mask."...
The Herb Companion

Explore the Herbs of Peru

Published: September 1, 2011
By: Thomas Walsh

From medicines and foods to the richly hued textiles for which it is famous, herbs are in use everywhere in this ancient land. The best way to appreciate Peru is to cultivate an appreciation for complexity. Occupying a large chunk of South America’s western side, Peru has been home to some of the world’s oldest known civilizations and is now a representational democracy working to establish itself economically and politically...

If You Have Wanderlust
For herb lovers who find Peru’s enticements irresistible, National Geographic Traveler has recognized Adventure Life as one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” The company offers trips to Peru that focus on the nation’s herbs, as well as the major historical attractions
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The Washington Post

Hawaii travel bargain, plus Riviera Maya and Vietnam cruises

Published: August 19, 2011
By: Washington Post

The Washington Post reviews Adventure Life trip in their What's the Deal feature that highlights the best travel bargains around the globe.

...Adventure Life is offering half-off the companion fare on select 10-day Vietnam cruises. Rates start at $6,235 per person double, including taxes. For example, on the Nov. 18 cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, two travelers pay $9,353 for a double suite, including taxes, down from $12,470 for two. Deal is available on cruises departing Nov. 18, Nov. 27 and Dec. 6.
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Tours & Cruises: Celebrating Machu Picchu's 100th anniversary

Published: May 1, 2011
By: Los Angeles Times

Adventure Life trip reviews in Los Angeles Times. Our exclusive Machu Picchu 100th Anniversary trip is featured in their travel section.

"Adventure Life's eight-day "Machu Picchu 100th Anniversary Celebration," led by local guide Marcos Palamino, includes attendance at the centennial anniversary and an exploration of the Sacred Valley..."

10 natural wonders to see before they disappear

Published: April 26, 2011
By: Laurel Delp

Adventure Life is featured by MSNBC and Budget Travel as their operator of choice to visit treasured Antarctica.

"...Tourism is both bane and boon: it can add strain to already distressed areas, but it can also provide income, which in turn can help preserve these wonders. We spotlight 10 areas under threat — some lesser known than others — that can still be visited responsibly. Should you decide to plan a journey, we've recommended our favorite tour operator for each destination. In some cases the price tag may be higher than your average vacation, but consider it an investment in Mother Earth...

"...Adventure Life has a 10-day cruise through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula on a former oceanographic research vessel. The trip includes viewing many species of penguins, whales and icebergs by Zodiac, and a visit to a scientific station..."
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Outside Magazine's Hot List 2011

Published: February 14, 2011
By: Kate Siber & The Editors

Adventure Life tour reviews in Outside Magazine's 2011 Best Trips Issue. We are so pleased to have our Andean Multisport make the Machu Picchu Host List. Outside writes:

The Inca ruins are South America's most iconic and popular tourist site -- for good reason. But, that doesn't mean you have to experience them like everyone else... On a new ten-day multisport trip with Adventure Life, travelers visit Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, but also mountain-bike, camp, soak in hot sprints, and raft the Class III-IV Apurimac River.
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