Category Archives: Adventure travel

'My romantic holiday’: the good, the bad and the calamitous

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we asked writers to describe their best (or worst) romantic escapes and adventures with the ones they love

Eight years ago, as a birthday present, I took my daughter to Kauai, one of the Hawaiian islands. Greener and less-populated than the larger islands, the “Garden Island” is a paradise of rivers, dense forests and waterfalls, bracketed by stretches of mostly deserted, sandy beach.

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Georgian splendour: trekking in the Caucasus

Walking and horse riding in the ruggedly beautiful Tusheti region of Georgia reveals rustic lifestyles and vast vistas stretching across the border into Russia

Hardly anyone makes it here. That’s because, after leaving the Tblisi road, it’s a lengthy drive on an unmade single track that twists so sharply and rises so quickly that 68km takes five hours.

But if you can stomach the journey, the Tusheti region of Georgia, up in its remotest corner bordering the Russian regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, is worth it. It’s a pristine paradise of pine-covered mountains, deep valleys and mysterious towers. For our few days there, time stood still.

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20 of the best adventure travel challenges for 2018

Marathon cycles meet epic swims and uplifting hikes in our guide to the best breaks that, from the Lake District to the Sahara, will get you off the sofa and into the great outdoors

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