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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
    • 4.8 • 42 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!

    Boat and Bike Tour Holland's Hansa Region

    Boat and Bike Tour Holland's Hansa Region

    The perfect way to explore Holland's Hansa Region is by bike!  Even better, bike AND boat Holland so you only need to unpack once.  
    The Hansa cycling tour starts and ends in Amsterdam.  You'll bike along the Rhine & IJssel, and visit Hanseatic cities like Deventer & Kampen.  You'll also learn about the reclaimed polderlands.
    Each day you bike (or simply chill out on the boat) to the next port.  You'll have plenty of time to check out cafes, museums and scenery as you explore this amazing, bike-friendly country!
    The terrain is mostly flat, but E-bikes are an option if you want to conserve your energy for exploration of each new village.
    At the end of the day, you meet up with the ship and sail off to the next stop.  Super easy and VERY convenient!  
    Meals are included on this affordable European active vacation.
    This is a great holiday if YOU want adventure, but your partner wants to chill (he or she can hang out on the boat and have a scenic boat tour each day!).  And you can decide each day if maybe YOU want to chill, too!
    Kit interviews Jim about her BoatBikeTours.com Hansa Holland bike and boat adventure tour.  This is Jim's SIXTH bike tour with BBT!!!  
    And, as a new affiliate of Active Travel Adventures, you can use the exclusive Promo Code ATA50 to get 50 Euro off of any BoatBikeTours.com European bike and boat adventures!
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about this Hansa Holland boat and biking tour!
    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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    Promo Codes and Recommended Tour Companies
    Travel Insurance:  Quickly and easily compare rates and policies from different companies
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    • 32 min
    Why We Travel with Patricia Schultz

    Why We Travel with Patricia Schultz

    Kit interviews Patricia Schultz, author of bestseller, "1000 Places to See Before You Die" about her inspirational new book, "Why We Travel".    They share stories and insights about all things travel in this engaging show.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  
    Get the book, Why We Travel HERE
    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
    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

    • 29 min
    Great Travel Gifts They'll Actually WANT

    Great Travel Gifts They'll Actually WANT

    Best Travel Gifts People Actually WANT
    Here are some great travel gift ideas - and don’t forget to treat yourself!  While doing research for this show, I ended up buying many of these cool travel gift items for myself:)  See the Website for pics
     
    Gifts Under $15:
    Waterproof Phone Case Great for when you are out paddling or if you are out touring and it starts pouring!  Buy it HERE.
    Touchscreen Waterproof Gloves When it’s cold and wet, you can stay warm and connected!  Buy it HERE.
    Universal Phone Mount No need to hold your phone while streaming!  Works on plane seats, tables, and more!  Buy it HERE.
    Rolling Luggage Coffee and Drink Holder Finally!  A way to hold your drink while you are fumbling with your papers or are racing for your gate!  Buy it HERE.
    Unisex Safari Tactical Scarf Protects from sun, sand, dust and chill!  Lightweight and looks great.  Buy it HERE.
    TSA Approved Locks Keep your luggage secure while checked, and use it on your daypack to prevent pickpockets.  Hostel lovers can use these lightweight locks to secure their locker. Buy it HERE.
    Travel Gifts under $30:
    Luggage Locator (Apple Air Tags) If your loved one is in the Apple ecosystem, these Air Tags can be placed in luggage or backpacks to track its location using the ‘Find my phone’ feature.  So they’ll know if their luggage went to Ghana while they we en route to Rome.  Buy it HERE.  
    Hands Free Sun and Rain Umbrella Attaches to your daypack or backpack.  I actually use my umbrella more as a sun parasol.  Not only does it block the sun, it keeps me cooler!  Buy it HERE.

    Twist Memory Foam Lumbar and Sleeping Pillow
    No more airplane pillows sliding down the crack while you try to get some shut eye.  If you need support on your lower back, this’ll do the trick, too!  Buy it HERE.
    Eye Mask with Bluetooth Speaker 
    Earbuds hurt you when you turn on your side?  Problem solved with this 100% Blackout sleep eye mask!  Buy it HERE. 
    Flexible Tripod for iPhone and Android For the picture taker in the family, get this amazing tripod that contorts to all sorts of unusual surfaces, from poles to rocks and other odd places.  Buy it HERE.
    Comfortable Hidden Belt for passport, money and cards
    Great for runners, too!  Unisex.  Sneaky way to hide your valuables while you are traveling.  Buy it HERE.  
    Travel Gifts Under $50:
    Scrubba – Dry Bag ‘Multi-tool’ Use it as a wash basin for clothes or dishes.  As a dry bag.  As a compression bag for your clothes.  As a daypack liner to hold groceries when shopping.  As a stuff sack for your sleeping bag.  Buy it HERE.
    Turn Hotel TVs into a Smart TV : Google Chromecast Watch Netflix on the road!  Here’s an easy way to turn any tv into a smart tv (works at home, too, of course).  Whether you are in a hotel or Airbnb, you can stream over 1000 apps.  Buy it HERE.
    Lifestraw Water Filtration Bottle Removes 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses and parasites so you can feel safe drinking water from any source.  Saves plastic waste from buying water bottles.  Buy it HERE.
    Smart Phone Clip on Photography Lense Take MUCH better pictures with this simple but effective accessory to your smart phone.  It clips over your phone’s lense to get higher resolution images.  Buy it HERE.
    Solar Charger for iPhone and Android Great gift for the adventurer in your life!  No need for outlets when you can use the sun to recharge your phone!  Buy it HERE.
    Wifi Range Extender For your Airbnb friends who wish they had a stronger signal while traveling.  This gadget enhances the range from the router to bring you a stronger wifi signal.  Buy it HERE.
    Infiniti Scarf with Hidden Pocket Safely take a nap on a train with your passport and money securely stowed around your neck.  Stroll crowded tourist areas without worrying about pickpockets.  This attractive unisex scarf hides your valuables.   Buy it HERE.
    Foldable Lightweight Daypack Perfect for carrying your groc

    • 24 min
    Longer Trip Travel Preparation of the Body, Mind (and Suitcase!)

    Longer Trip Travel Preparation of the Body, Mind (and Suitcase!)

    You can do anything for a week!  But things can get harder on longer trips. Learn key tips on how to best prepare your body and mind for longer adventures.  Plus, I include a few super helpful (lightweight!) items to add to your packing list to make your trip run smoother.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about preparing for longer term travel.
    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

    • 43 min
    Costa Rica Camino Part II

    Costa Rica Camino Part II

    Kit and ten Active Travel Adventures listeners plus two local guides hike from Costa Rica's Caribbean coast 175 miles to the Pacific Ocean. Our luggage is transported daily, so all we need to do is carry our day pack.
    We cross numerous ecosystems and hike through small rural villages untouched by tourism (yet!).
    In this Part II of our journey, we learn about why Kit thought she might not be able to continue as well as the dragons the other hikers had to slay.  We discover the many wonders of the back part of this amazing long distance trail.  Find out if this adventure is just what you are looking for!
    SAVE!!!  Kit went with her affiliate, UrriTrek.  ATA listeners get an exclusive Active Adventures Promo Discount Code, ATA100, to save $100 off of any full Costa Rica Camino with UrriTrek.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about the new Costa Rica Camino.
    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

    • 49 min
    Costa Rica Camino : Part I

    Costa Rica Camino : Part I

    Kit and Active Travel Adventure listeners hike Costa Rica from the Caribbean to the Pacific - 175 miles through numerous ecosystems and many small villages not touristed.   Our luggage is transported daily, so all we need to do is carry our day pack.
    Learn about this amazing new long distance trail along with tips to help make your multi-day hike successful.
    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, UrriTrek.  ATA listeners get an exclusive Promo Discount Code, ATA100, to save $100 off of any full Camino with UrriTrek.
    COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links for planning your adventure, photos, videos and more cool info about the new Costa Rica Camino.
    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

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Sewbusy17 ,

Great travel tips

Kit’s podcasts are always interesting and informative especially for solo travelers. I always get great tips and ideas - I enjoy traveling vicariously through Kit’s adventures and making plans for upcoming trips

divebookreader ,

Great podcast

A great enthusiastic host. Never miss an episode.

CNadventurer ,

Adventure Travel

I feel like I’m listening to a friend when I hear Kit’s voice telling about her adventures and interviewing guests. As an adventure traveler in the 50s I’m so motivated by her guests who prove that you never need to slow down.

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