Adventure Vacations & Richard Bangs Travel

Richard Bangs and Orbitz: Bringing Travel to Life

Richard Bangs has been called the father of modern adventure travel—and with good reason. His storied career has spanned continents, earning multiple awards as a travel writer and renowned travel television personality. His journeys capture untold adventures, bringing the furthest reaches of the globe to life. Powered by Orbitz, Richard Bangs continues to explore the unexplored and reach dazzling new heights of adventure travel.

Adventure travel

National Parks

  • Active National Parks

    Built on a primal collection of geysers and hot springs, the first-ever national park at Yellowstone is a force of nature and a staple for adventure vacations and tours. From this untamed land reserve, a legacy of protected parks grew to include the massive chasm at the Grand Canyon, the swampy Everglades and the Hawaii volcanoes. Swim, climb, hike and test your boundaries on the path to adventure.

Featured Active Adventure Hotels

Parc 55 San Francisco - a Hilton Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 529 reviews

San Francisco, California

The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 670 reviews

San Francisco, California

Travelodge San Francisco Airport North

2 stars
2.5 / 5 581 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 15% Off

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.1 / 5 379 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 15% on your stay

Fairmont San Francisco

5 stars
4.3 / 5 181 reviews

San Francisco, California


3 stars
3.8 / 5 351 reviews

San Francisco, California

Orchard Garden Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 260 reviews

San Francisco, California

Advance Purchase - Non Refundable

Hotel Whitcomb San Francisco

3 stars
3.5 / 5 481 reviews

San Francisco, California

Complementary high speed wi-fi internet


4 stars
4.2 / 5 233 reviews

San Francisco, California

Handlery Union Square

3 stars
4.1 / 5 338 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 30%

Grand Hyatt San Francisco on Union Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 201 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 12% on your stay

Good Nite Inn Redwood City

2 stars
3.0 / 5 374 reviews

Redwood City, California

Free Parking and Free coffee in the lobby!

Hotel Carlton, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 246 reviews

San Francisco, California

The Park Central San Francisco

4 stars
4.0 / 5 194 reviews

San Francisco, California

Save 25% on your stay

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Orbitz Originals

Orbitz Originals: The Cayman Islands

  • In collaboration with Energizer and the Cayman Islands, Orbitz brings you the “Orbitz Originals: The Cayman Islands” series. Hosted by travel expert Richard Bangs, each episode weaves compelling imagery of beautiful island destinations with ways Energizer products keep travelers connected—inspiring travelers to harness Energizer’s portable power.

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Orbitz Originals: Vermont

  • From green to white—Vermont’s colors change with the seasons but the state’s scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, memorable hotels and artisanal heritage are yours for the taking in both the summer and winter months.

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Orbitz Originals: Qatar

  • Let Orbitz, Richard Bangs and Qatar Airways lure you to the Arabian Gulf in the five-part "Orbitz Originals: Qatar" series. Wow your senses with unique episodes capturing everything from mind-blowing sand dunes, sultry jazz shows, and dizzying markets, to luxury hotels, the ultra-glamorous Doha Airport, and award-winning Qatar Airways.

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Orbitz Originals: Authentic Florida

  • Let Orbitz and travel guru Richard Bangs introduce you to a Florida you might not know. Away from the crowds and theme parks is an old-world place that oozes Southern charm. The nine-part “Orbitz Originals: Authentic Florida” series takes you on a tour of the Bradenton area, where the beaches are bone white, the water aquamarine blue and the seafood practically swims to your plate.

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