128 episodes

Active Travel Adventures curates multi-day world wide adventure travel for reasonably fit folks who love to hike, bike, paddle or otherwise stay active for a more immersive experience when they vacation and explore our planet and its people. ATA's mission is to inspire and empower you to lead a bigger life through adventure travel. Travel the Active Travel Adventures way!

Active Travel Adventures Kit Parks

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Active Travel Adventures curates multi-day world wide adventure travel for reasonably fit folks who love to hike, bike, paddle or otherwise stay active for a more immersive experience when they vacation and explore our planet and its people. ATA's mission is to inspire and empower you to lead a bigger life through adventure travel. Travel the Active Travel Adventures way!

    New Zealand South Island : Part I

    New Zealand South Island : Part I

    Visiting the South Island of New Zealand is a 'Bucket List' adventure for many folks.  On today's show, we hike, bike and paddle our way around this magnificent country in Part I of Kit's incredible adventure.
    Learn all about this beautiful and exciting active adventure on today’s show.
    SAVE!!!  Kit went with her affiliate, Active Adventures (based in New Zealand).  ATA listeners get an exclusive Active Adventures Promo Discount Code, ATA200, to save $200 off of any Active Adventures (or their sister company, Austin Adventures).
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info aboutNew Zealand's South Island.
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
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    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
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    • 42 min
    Section Hike the Appalachian Trail - 'the AT'

    Section Hike the Appalachian Trail - 'the AT'

    Learn how to section hike the AT, the Appalachian Trail (or any other multi-day hike) on today’s show.  We discuss how to plan, what to pack, why it's cool, and so much more.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about section hiking the Appalachian Trail (plus general backpacking information).
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
    Resources 
    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
    HELP BUILD THE COSTA RICA CAMINO - FUNDRAISER
    Amazon Kit's Picks 
    Please use my Amazon link to access your Amazon account.  Even if you don’t purchase any of my recommendations, I get credit for anything you DO purchase - at no additional cost to you, you’ll be helping to support the show and keeping it AD FREE:)
    SUBSCRIBE to the Adventure Travel Show (the “How to’s of adventure travel)
    SUBSCRIBE to Active Travel Adventures (fantastic adventure destinations)
    Join the Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group
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    • 49 min
    European Self-Guided Walking Holidays

    European Self-Guided Walking Holidays

    Spend your vacation WALKING some of the best trails in Europe!  Most are fairly easy for any fit person.  You walk from village to village on historic paths in some of Europe's most scenic regions.  Best of all:  your luggage gets transported to your next lodging so all you have to do is walk and enjoy yourself!
    Learn all about European self-guided (some are guided) walking holidays on today's show.  
    I interview Margaret, who has done many such hikes and we learn all about this exciting and affordable way to travel.  I find walking holidays offer a more authentic cultural experience because you become PART of the landscape and the local's you chat with's life that day.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about hiking, backpacking, and paddle packing Isle Royale National Park.
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
    Resources 
    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
    HELP BUILD THE COSTA RICA CAMINO - FUNDRAISER
    Amazon Kit's Picks 
    Please use my Amazon link to access your Amazon account.  Even if you don’t purchase any of my recommendations, I get credit for anything you DO purchase - at no additional cost to you, you’ll be helping to support the show and keeping it AD FREE:)
    SUBSCRIBE to the Adventure Travel Show (the “How to’s of adventure travel)
    SUBSCRIBE to Active Travel Adventures (fantastic adventure destinations)
    Join the Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group
    Follow ATA on Twitter
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    https://activetraveladventures.com/european-self-guided-walking-holidays/

    • 46 min
    Adventures in the Algarve region of Portugal

    Adventures in the Algarve region of Portugal

    Explore the gorgeous Algarve region of southern Portugal.  This beautiful and affordable adventure travel vacation is sure to inspire you!  
    Whether you hike an 8 day section of the 185 mile/299 km trail all at once as our guest, Margaret, did (or hike it all!), or just day hike and explore the region like Kit did, you'll have an amazing adventure!  
    Margaret went with my affiliate, One Foot Abroad who has offered ATA listeners a 5% discount on ANY of their self-guided tours by using the Promo Code ATA5.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about hiking the Via Algarviana.
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
    Resources 
    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
    HELP BUILD THE COSTA RICA CAMINO - FUNDRAISER
    Amazon Kit's Picks 
    Please use my Amazon link to access your Amazon account.  Even if you don’t purchase any of my recommendations, I get credit for anything you DO purchase - at no additional cost to you, you’ll be helping to support the show and keeping it AD FREE:)
    SUBSCRIBE to the Adventure Travel Show (the “How to’s of adventure travel)
    SUBSCRIBE to Active Travel Adventures (fantastic adventure destinations)
    Join the Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group
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    • 36 min
    Hike the Via Algarviana Trail in Portugal's Algarve Region

    Hike the Via Algarviana Trail in Portugal's Algarve Region

    Hike the stunning Via Algarviana, a long distance trail in the gorgeous Algarve region of southern Portugal.  This beautiful and affordable adventure travel vacation is sure to inspire you!
    Whether you hike the 185 mile/299 km trail all at once as our guest, Josh, did, or hike just one of the three 8 day segments, you’ll come away with an authentic Portuguese experience away from the crowds at the beach.
    On today’s show you’ll learn what to expect on the trail, when to go, what to pack and what you’ll see.  Josh went with my affiliate, One Foot Abroad who has offered ATA listeners a 5% discount on ANY of their self-guided tours by using the Promo Code ATA5.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about hiking the Via Algarviana.
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
    Resources 
    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
    HELP BUILD THE COSTA RICA CAMINO - FUNDRAISER
    Amazon Kit's Picks 
    Please use my Amazon link to access your Amazon account.  Even if you don’t purchase any of my recommendations, I get credit for anything you DO purchase - at no additional cost to you, you’ll be helping to support the show and keeping it AD FREE:)
    SUBSCRIBE to the Adventure Travel Show (the “How to’s of adventure travel)
    SUBSCRIBE to Active Travel Adventures (fantastic adventure destinations)
    Join the Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group
    Follow ATA on Twitter
    Follow ATA on Instagram
    Follow ATA on Pinterest

    • 46 min
    North Island of New Zealand Multi-Sport Adventures

    North Island of New Zealand Multi-Sport Adventures

    Hike some of New Zealand's epic trails including the famous Tongarino Crossing and Rainbow Mountain, kayak or snorkel the Poor Knight Islands, tube through an underground cave to see millions of glow worms, sandboard down 100’ dunes, experience Mauri culture, active volcanoes and much more!
    Learn all about this beautiful and exciting active adventure on today’s show.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about adventures on the North Island of New Zealand.
    Get FREE Travel Planners for ATA adventures (and each month you will get an email from Kit with links to all future Travel Planners (no spam promise!).  Get the monthly newsletter here.
    CONTACT KIT
    Resources 
    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
    HELP BUILD THE COSTA RICA CAMINO - FUNDRAISER
    Amazon Kit's Picks 
    Please use my Amazon link to access your Amazon account.  Even if you don’t purchase any of my recommendations, I get credit for anything you DO purchase - at no additional cost to you, you’ll be helping to support the show and keeping it AD FREE:)
    SUBSCRIBE to the Adventure Travel Show (the “How to’s of adventure travel)
    SUBSCRIBE to Active Travel Adventures (fantastic adventure destinations)
    Join the Active Travel Adventures Facebook Group
    Follow ATA on Twitter
    Follow ATA on Instagram
    Follow ATA on Pinterest

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Erin_Eliz ,

Great storytelling

I just discovered this podcast and have been really enjoying it. I find Kit is a great storyteller, especially when sharing stories about her own hiking and travels. The Galapagos episode is a favourite so far. It really inspired me to visit there myself one day!

jessiebelle66 ,

One of my favourite podcasts!

I love following Kit on her adventures! I particularly like hearing about her own travels and how she prepares for them. Kit’s voice is pleasant and she is articulate but plain spoken and casual. It’s like hearing a friend tell me about her adventures. I can’t wait to hear more!

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