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.
Mazes of deserts, mountains and slot canyons mark the land around Joshua Tree National Park, an arid escape for rock climbers of the West Coast. Further north, the San Joaquin River Valley, Muir Woods and the Redwood National Park means adventure tours, hiking, biking and spectacular views.
Telluride. Breckenridge. Vail. Aspen. The powder is unparalleled in these Colorado winter wonderlands. And during the summer months, when the slopes aren't primed for apres ski, the rafting and endless miles of hiking keep your appetite for adventure tours whetted.
Teeming with jungles, caves and Mayan ruins, the region of Cayo is like something out of an Indiana Jones flick. Zip lines criss-cross the jungle, which usually come paired with a rugged trek to first base. Sport fishing off this coastal nation is the stuff adventure travel is made of, and stands up to even the most seasoned fishermen.
With more rivers per square kilometer than just about anywhere in the world, Costa Rica shines in aquatic brands of wilderness and adventure travel. Surf, fishing and rafting get the adrenaline going, and for adventure tours of the animal persuasion, Tortugero beach is rife with sea life.
The cinematic cragginess of this kiwi nation draws adventurers in droves. Primeval volcanoes and geysers near Rotorua wait to be discovered, and heli-hiking at Fox Glacier is unmatched in wilderness travel. For the braver thrill-junkies, shark cage diving at Kaikoura rounds out adventure trips to NZ.
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.
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Richard Bangs’ Quest Series
Richard Bangs’ Quest Series: South America
Together with Richard Bangs and LAN Airlines, Orbitz brings you “South America: Quest for Wonder.” In this groundbreaking integration of public television and the web, series viewers visit cultural landmarks served by LAN Airlines, and are then able to replicate those travel adventures through activities, packages and accommodations available on Orbitz.com.
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.
Orbitz Originals: New York State
Joining with Empire State Development, Orbitz brings you the seven-part “Orbitz Originals: New York State” series. Highlighting the extraordinary Catskills and Adirondacks regions, Richard Bangs explores a specific theme in each destination, inspiring viewers with a trip template they can replicate on Orbitz.com.
Orbitz Originals: Vermont
Bringing together the State of Vermont and Richard Bangs, Orbitz presents the “Orbitz Originals: Vermont” series. Focusing in on the snowy wonderland that is winter in Vermont, Richard Bangs discovers the magic of the Green Mountain State—from the world-class breweries to the picturesque winding roads and everything in between.