The Best Adventure Vacations of the Year- National Geographic Adventure


National Geographic Adventure Magazine has this fantastic list the Best Adventure Vacations for 2006:

I can offer a bit of insight into Kayaking Southeast Asia (#1), Climbing the Karakoram Range (#2), Rafting the Mekong (#3), Jungle Hiking in India (#4), Hiking Red-Rock New Mexico (#15) and the Arctic Safari (#24). I’m wondering if anyone else out there can provide some first-hand reviews of any of these trips? The Magazine also lists  Croatia and Australia among its top adventure destinations for the year, who’d uv thunk it?East: Read about each trip >>
    1. Kayaking Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
2. Climbing the Karakoram Range, Pakistan
3. Rafting the Mekong River, China
4. Jungle-Hiking Southern India
5. Trekking with Kazakh Eagle Hunters, Mongolia
    6. Biking from the Dead Sea to Red Sea, Jordan
7. Exploring Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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South: Read about each trip >>
    8. Overland Sahara Desert Crossing
9. Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, Australia
10. Island-Hopping Easter Island, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Tahiti
11. Diving Madagascar
12. Viewing a Solar Eclipse, Ghana
13. Skiing in the Andes, Chile

West: Read about each trip >>
    14. Volcano-Hopping, Nicaragua
15. Rafting and Hiking Red-Rock New Mexico
16. Sea Kayaking, Hiking Costa Rica
17. Climbing the North Cascades, Washington
18. Sea Kayaking the Mediterranean, Italy
19. Hiking Monte Rosa, Switzerland
20. Trekking Oaxaca, Mexico

North: Read about each trip >>
    21. Paddling Greenland
22. Reindeer-Packing Sweden
23. Cruising Polar Scientist Territory, Norway
24. Arctic Safari, Canada

Space: Read about the trip >>
    25. Orbiting Earth