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Welcome to the Active Travel Adventures podcast where you'll find inspiration to lead a bigger life through adventure travel.

On each show we explore exciting multi-day active vacations from around the world where you have to MOVE!  You'll have to hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride (sometimes in combination) to propel yourself to the next destination.

If you're tired of typical vacations and are looking for a more authentic experience by exploring the landscapes and meeting the locals on your vacation, then this is your podcast!

All adventures will be doable for someone reasonably fit (I'm a 58 year old woman and I have to be able to do them).

Be sure to visit to see photos and get more details, plus you can download the FREE Travel Planners for each destination!  These handy summaries summarize the tips and provide all sorts of helpful links to help you plan your trip.  You get them automatically if you subscribe to the newsletter.

Jul 9, 2020

Roundup Interview with Adventure Travel Industry Leaders

Bonus Episode #6

In March 2020 at the beginning of the lockdown, Kit interviewed three industry leaders to find out what was happening on the ground, how they were dealing with the crisis, and what advice they would give us adventure travelers. 

Today’s show is a follow up three months later to see what they’ve learned, what they expect we will see for the next twelve months onward, and advice for travel in the future.

 See the key takeaways regarding Covid travel advice

and get the complete SHOW NOTES HERE.


Expert Guest Panel

  • Wendy van Lieshout, CEO of Active Adventures from New Zealand
    • Active Adventures offers Bucket List adventures across the globe and will be starting US tours in 2020
  • Dan Austin, Founder of Austin Adventures in Billings, Montana
    • Austin Adventures offers domestic and international adventure tours geared to both ‘families’ and ‘adult only’.
  • Jim Johnson, Founder of in Chattanooga, TN
    • caters to US and Canadian bike lovers who want to explore Europe on cycle tours, both guided and self-guided. ‘Bike the South’ USA-based themed cycle tours will be on offer soon.

Kit and her camper van, “Sophie” will be touring parts of the US.  You can follow their adventures in the private Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group, which is also a great place to ask questions and to let us know what adventures you are up to this summer.  Ask to join HERE.

Contact Kit HERE

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Other Links mentioned in the show:

  • Austin Adventures “Travel in a Covid World” webinar – Register HERE
  • Austin Adventures “Essential Employee” Yellowstone Contest Nomination link
  • Contact Tracing Bonus Episode (available July 16, 2020)
  • The companion Adventure Travel Show podcast






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