This article on adventure tourism originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

Long gone are the lazy days by the pool sipping Piña Coladas and gaining holiday pounds. There’s a new wave of travelers in town and they’re running, cycling, and paddling their way around the world’s greatest wonders. For weekend warriors and avid athletes, vacation can offer time to work on your sport, while also traveling the world. Scott Stohler, co-founder of fit travel blog, Roamaroo, says, “the active person spends their 9-5 cooped up in a cubicle so when it’s time for a vacation, they don’t want to spend it sitting around. They want to go out into the world and explore in an adventurous way.” Whether you’re a road racer or a mountain lover, a water baby or a ski bunny, your active dream vacation awaits. Rhone – Orders over $75 receive FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS

For the Cyclist

Known as the “World’s #1 Active Travel Company,”Backroads leads cycling trips (as well as multi-sport adventures) around the globe. From biking the Balinese rice paddies to exploring the culture of Cuba, adventuring through the dazzling Dolomites to discovering the enchanting Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Backroads Travel has a location to match your every daring desire.

For the Active Family

Costa Rica is known for its wildlife and wild lives. Leading the adrenaline junkie pack is Diamante Eco-Adventure Park. From the world’s longest ocean view zip line to beach horseback rides, jungle mountain biking to ATV’ing, surfing to kayaking, Diamante Eco-Adventure Park has it all. When you’re done adventuring, take the family over to their animal park where you can play with sloths, monkeys, and local toucans!

For the Hiker

Explore the beautiful national parks with the leader in outdoor adventures, REI Adventures. With epic destinations like Zion National Park in Utah or Yosemite in California, REI Adventures organizes 5-star hiking trips to all of the nations top mountains. If you’re craving something international, they also book hiking trips to Argentine Patagonia.

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