I want to go on a grand adventure, a multi day hike/swim - eg Hike half a day, swim across lake, hike a bit more, swim out to an island, hike and repeat..etc. warm water, health environment, lots of short length water crossing (say 200m) and some longer (1 km) are good. sharks, crocodiles, parasites and icebergs are not. Where in the world is it possible to do this? [more inside]
Seeking stories of men and women who -- either by way of adventure or by circumstance -- succumbed to the elements after a protracted attempt at survival...
I've read and loved the histories of Sir Robert Falcon Scott, James Kim, George Mallory, S. A. Andrée, et cetera, and now I would like to be pointed towards more stories of men and women who -- either by way of adventure or by circumstance -- succumbed to the elements after a protracted attempt at survival... preferably leaving a rich and well-written-about story. [more inside]
I'm 35, an attorney, and married with 3 children, and want to move myself and my family to Europe (preferably Germany) for the experience. My preference is to work for the U.S. Government overseas, as that seems the easiest transition, but positions are not easy to come by. Any ideas?
Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill is in PA. The Abyss is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde is in CO, Barringer Crater is in AZ, etc etc. What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
What are adventures I can do at 25 which I won't be able to do when I'm older? [more inside]
What recent(ish) games offer a Deus Ex like experience?
I need to prove myself a man. Help me plan a sailing rite-of-passage/adventure. [more inside]
What sort of things do you do to make individual days worth remembering? I think it'd be awesome if every day had at least one thing take place which was somehow memorable. Not huge things like flying to China or climbing the space needle but even just "hey I remember that day, it is when I climbed a tree."
Can you help me figure out how to use my 8 day Christmas Vacation to get somewhere warm and have a ton of fun? [more inside]
NaNoWriMo Novel filter: What's it actually like to swim with dolphins in the wild in non-contrived encounters. Not interested in pros or cons of swimming with these mammals, just in what the experience is like. (previously)
Looking for an adventurer and author who was noted for confronting specific fears and paying people to ensure he had no option but to follow through. [more inside]
Los Angeles Adventure Lunch? Coed coworkers seeking adventurous and / or interesting and / or secret neighborhood and /or back alley fun lunch today, Friday, October 17th, 2008. Starting in Burbank. [more inside]
Hive mind, I'm need of your help. My friend's birthday is coming up soon and I was hoping to plan a trip for her in the upcoming year. Help me choose where we should go. [more inside]
I'll arrive in Bangkok on September 18th and need to be in Cairo on October 15th.. Inspire an adventure:
Help me have an adventure! [more inside]
Bored on a lazy Sunday afternoon? How about helping me come up with ideas/suggestions on how I should plan an urban scavenger hunt? [more inside]
I've recently been gifted a round-the-world plane ticket, and have the cash and time to support maybe three to four months of travel. I've already penned in visits to friends in NE America, Japan, and France, but otherwise am paralysed by choice - there's nowhere in the world that I don't want to see, if that makes sense. Does anyone have any links that might help with planning such an epic trip, or even suggestions for YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY MISS THIS destinations? Other, miscellaneous globetrotting advice is also welcome.
I love history, and I love adventure. What real-life historical adventurers were awesome, and have books written about them worth reading? [more inside]
I have booked room on a freighter from Pusan to Long Beach. I'm now looking for some tips advice on what to pack and or things I need to prepare myself for during my ten days at sea. Anyone taken the slow boat home before?
Vancouver on $3.79 (including tax). Or, help me make an amazing treasure hunt! [more inside]
When I was a kid (mid-1980s, early-90s) I was obsessed with these compendiums of Japanese illustration they had where I took art lessons. Most of the art was airbrushed; a lot of hyper-realistic work in the vein of Hajime Sorayama, which I don't mind, but some of it was this cartoony airbrush style I love. In particular there was this cartoon dog who wore a suit which I'd like to find again. I'm not sure what the advertisement was for, but it features a cartoon dog wearing a suit in various situations with a weird cast of characters. On a rollercoaster, etc. i know that is vague, but does anyone know what this is? The style is pretty similar to the boxart for Hudson's Adventure Island. Does anyone know who did the art for that game? Any artists I should check out based on that style?
We're going to Belize! Help me plan our 10-day trip. [more inside]
What are some amazing adventures, anywhere on the planet, that take around 3 months to do? [more inside]
Have there ever been any Indiana Jones-style booby traps discovered in real-world archaeological/exploration expeditions? [more inside]
Peripatetic, endearingly-awkward geek seeks amazing advice for casual sex shenanigans. [more inside]
AussieVacationFilter: I'm a young guy in Los Angeles seriously considering a solo trip to Australia. The Qantas Aussie AirPass seems like an amazing way to build a great trip without breaking the bank. However, with the level of freedom the AirPass would give me, I want to make sure I'm using my time and multiple cities wisely. Any advice and itinerary recommendations you'd be willing to make would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
I need advice on how to get food and money while traveling through Europe, and how to transport my bike. [more inside]
I need me some literary adventure stories! Yeehar! [more inside]
Pre-Spanish Civil War anarchist pulp adventure novels? [more inside]
I want to be able to have free 'indoor picnics' and adventures out of the cold in New York City, help! [more inside]
Hi I was wondering if anyone could recommend to me any sources, either on the internet or of personal experiences and recommendations, of urban exploring in the San Diego area. I am a student at UCSD and Fridays need to be better than catching up on homework. Thank you!
I'm looking for more fun than I'm entitled to. Safety, morality, and practicality are not concerns. [more inside]
I read and loved “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick. What other books should I read? [more inside]
What is the best plan-of-action for doing a 10-day outdoor-focused trip to Costa Rica? [more inside]
Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work...
Fantasy/Adventue Book Recommendation Filter: Keeping track of whole new worlds is just too much work... [more inside]
So I'm going to St. Thomas June 5th for 24 hours... alone. How can I make the most of it? I am excited and scared. [more inside]
I would like to quit my job and go on a self-sustaining adventure. By self-sustaining, I mean that it would mostly pay for itself, cost very little, or both. I have money saved, but I will need it as a buffer when I return to the real world and look for a job again. For argument's sake, let's say I can put $1500 toward this adventure. My time frame is 2 months to a year. I'm open to anything from being a frieght train hobo to volunteering in a far-away country to flying to Sweden and finding a job washing dishes. [more inside]
i am looking for a children's book that my friend read when she was in elementary school (5-10 years ago.) the book is about a boy and a girl who go on an adventure through a magical world and save the people from a monster. then, the girl dies, and the boy has to boil her in a pot to bring her back to life. [more inside]
Past and present world travelers, backpackers, and real-world avoiders: where are you now? [more inside]
i'm trying to increase participation and membership in the (free) adventure racing website i built, what can i do that i haven't already done? [more inside]
I am looking for true tales of adventure, preferably memoirs. Here are some examples I've already enjoyed: Apsley Cherry-Garrard's "The Worst Journey in the World", Thomas Cochrane's "Autobiography of a Seaman", and Ernie O'Malley's "On Another Man's Wound" and "The Singing Flame". Priorities are quality of writing, closeness of the writer to the events being described, and extremity of the adventures.
I am a late 20s dude. I have two teenage sisters. What can we do while I am visiting them in Minneapolis? [more inside]
A friend and I are planning to go to Chennai in search of adventure (we're from Singapore) in March '07. Any advice? [more inside]
I played a text-based adventure game in the early 90's but I can't remember its name. [more inside]
Whats the best 4 day adventure we can go on? [more inside]
I want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. What do I need to know? How fit do I need to be? [more inside]
If I don't care where I'm going, and I want to pay as little as possible for a round-trip ticket (over a few days) what's the best way to do it? I don't need any advance warning where I'm going... I'm willing to just get on a plane and go, as long as it's a round trip ticket and I can get back within a known period of time. [more inside]
My son (nine) came across this unnamed, triangular island with airstrips and buildings using google earth. It's quite small, and almost artificial looking, like a built-up atoll. We're pretty sure they've got aliens there. KML file enclosed. [more inside]
Security Clearance/Foreign Service-filter: I'm thinking of a career in the Foreign Service when I get out of college (T-minus 4 years), which I am just now entering. While metafilter has had questions about this before, but my situation is am bit different (so I'm hoping the Foreign Service mefites from those threads can chime in). The most important distinction is that I'm looking to be a Security Engineering Officer, or in some other sort of engineering related role (which falls under "Management" I believe) not a diplomat. Much more after the jump... [more inside]
Recommend some cool adventure games from the last 5 years to me. [more inside]