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    25 Years of Adventure Travel = 25% Discount for You

    fileThe folks at REI Adventures are marking their 25th year of leading active adventure trips. To celebrate, they have announced a special offer to REI members: Get a 25% discount on select dates of 7 classic trips to some of the world's most iconic destinations. These trips are ones they have been running for all 25 years. (Update: This offer expired Dec. 5, 2011.) Hmm, "25% off" and "classic trips" certainly get my attention. But who exactly is REI Adventures? To get a better understanding, I ...

    Posted by Steve T on April 29, 2011 6:10 PM & Tagged Anniversary, REI Adventures, Travel and adventure travel | permalink | Comments

    'He Ain't Pretty, But He Is a Model:' Behind the Scenes at an REI Photo Shoot

    How does an older, balding guy like me become a model? Well, I work for REI, a place dedicated to authenticity. When we needed photos to advertise a new REI Adventures cycling trip, it was decided have a few REI employees who like to ride serve as models. The Trip Zion and Bryce Canyon Cycling is a brand new trip now booking for 2011 departures. To keep it real, we followed the trip itinerary—stayed at some of the same hotels, ate the same food, and oh yeah…had the same fun. The trip was even ...

    Posted by JonExpress on January 20, 2011 2:02 PM & Tagged Bryce Canyon, Cycling, Photography, REI Adventures, Travel, Zion National Park, adventure travel and national parks | permalink | Comments

    The Life of an Adventure Travel Guide

    How many of you intrepid explorers and travelers out there have dreamed about becoming an adventure travel guide? Have you ever entertained the romantic notion of spending your days hiking, cycling, climbing or paddling in some of the world’s most spectacular outdoor playgrounds, sharing your passion for a particular region or culture, and earning a paycheck at the same time?  Before you begin polishing up your résumé, there are a few things about guiding you should know… Weeks (sometimes ...

    Posted by andrewk on July 20, 2010 10:51 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel, adventure travel, guide and guiding | permalink | Comments

    Milestones and Celebrations = Adventure of a Lifetime

    fileBaby Boomers is a term used to define the population that was born post-World War II. There was an “explosion” of babies born during the years from 1946 through 1964. For those of us who fall in the later years of this category, we are or will soon be celebrating the big 5-Oh. Turning 50 is a big deal. For most of us, we’ve seen our children grow up into fine young adults. If we’re lucky enough, our significant others have stayed with us for 25 years. And if we’re luckier yet, our bodies can ...

    Posted by Belinda G on June 24, 2010 6:50 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel, adventure travel, baby boomers and milestones | permalink | Comments

    Three Common Mistakes Nepal Trekkers Should Avoid

    Have you ever considered trekking in the Everest region or other areas of Nepal? Whether you choose a spring trek for resplendent rhododendron displays or a classic fall date for crisp, clear views of the world’s highest peaks, it's sure to be a memorable journey. Justin, an REI Adventures Nepal program manager, shares three of the most common mistakes of Nepal trekkers and offers the following tips: 1. Tight Flight Connections When traveling in Nepal, understand that “plenty of time” is a ...

    Posted by andrewk on June 11, 2010 12:10 PM & Tagged Everest, REI Adventures, Travel, adventure travel, nepal and trekking | permalink | Comments

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