Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. What might inspire an accountant to travel to the Amazon River for a journey into the heart of darkness?
The first adventure travel company was founded by Leo Le Bon in 1967 after he made the first commercial expedition to the Annapurna region of Nepal.
Russia leads the way in civilian space tourism, but at $20 million a pop, not many people can afford it.
Numbers are always rising, but as of 2007, 20 percent of adults around the world have gotten adventurous on their vacations.
Trying to find love in New York may be adventurous, but Harry meeting Sally isn't the answer. It was the cattle driving group of friends in "City Slickers."
Sorry giraffe, but you play second fiddle to the lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant.
The Taj Mahal is a sight to see, but only comes in at number eight -- just ahead of the Great Wall of China.
Machu Picchu is a wonder all right, but it's not natural -- it's man-made.
This is no ordinary reef. The coral reef along Australia's northeast coastline is made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs and stretches out more than 1,600 miles (2,574 km).
The Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China are no slouches, but nothing can touch the Great Pyramids of Egypt when it comes to tourism.
Sorry guys, but women hold the edge when it comes to taking things into their own hands in this case.