Adventure travel, one of the industry’s hottest trends, takes center stage in the August 2013 issue of Leisure Group Travel, starting with an interview with Shannon Stowell, president of the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
In “Peru: Adventure Central,” Lance Harrell, Leisure Group Travel’s director of online media, reports on Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titicaca. Expedition cruises to exotic destinations, from the Galapagos and Antarctica, have skyrocketed in popularity, writes cruise expert Cindy Bertram in “Adventure Cruising on the Upswing.” For outdoor adventure closer to home, “Utah’s Red Rock Country” looks at active pursuits offered by outfitters in Moab.
In the Midwest, managing editor Randy Mink reports on his recent trip to Cleveland (with sidebar on side trips) and to Western Illinois, where he visited places like Moline, Rock Island, Galesburg and Nauvoo. Northeast coverage in the August issue focuses on New Jersey’s Southern Shore (centered on the Wildwoods) and 10 must-see sights in Boston.
The article “Trip-Worthy U.S. Museums” highlights 18 of America’s best museums, from the Milwaukee Museum of Art and Paducah, Kentucky’s National Quilt Museum to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. “Casino Best Bets” looks at 11 casinos that will make a sterling addition to any group itinerary.
Readers of August’s Leisure Group Travel also will get fresh trip-planning ideas from the features “Arkansas Odysseys” and “Riding the Rails in Nevada,” plus the columns “Girlfriend Trips With a Side of Something Different” and “Stuck With the Same Old Trips?”