|by Sean O'Neill||Adventure, Helpful Websites||11|
This past weekend in Chicago, I had fun meeting with many readers at the Travel and Adventure Show. In presentations, I listed of a bunch of sites that may be helpful for people planning their own adventures. Here are some highlights from the list…
Some exotic trip ideas: VodkaTrain.com (where you hop the trans-Siberian railway, with a local guide to meet you at each scheduled stop… Travel in the footsteps (and hoof-prints) of Genghis Khan through Mongolian Tourism… Ride a camel along the path once charted by adventurer T. E. Lawrence via VisitJordan.com.
The largest adventure tour operator in the world: G.A.P. Adventures.
This tour operator doesn't charge single supplements: Intrepid Travel.
Chicago's finest adventure travel site: iExplore.com.
The student discount group that began this year to offer discounts to non-students up to age 35: STA Travel.
Get tips on great hikes—and what gear you need—at AndrewSkurka.com.
Learn smart trips on making videos of your adventure from the pros at BigEarth.co.uk.
Be a do-it-yourself planner with the help of tips from other travelers at the Thorn Tree forum on LonelyPlanet.com.
Buy guidebooks for cheap at GuideGecko.com.
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