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Travel to Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and More!


Top 10 Reasons to Go! 10. Watching climbers work their way towards Mount Blanc: We’re content with lower trails that are clear of snow and lined by wildflowers. But watching the serious climbers trek along a snow-covered ridge like a … Read More

Travel Spain, Portugal and Basque France

Northern Spain Walking Trails - WAI

We’re happy to present one of our favorite Adventures, exploring the vibrant culture, breathtaking scenery, and enthralling history of Northern Spain, Portugal & Basque France! San Sebastian is one of Basque Spain’s primary cities, claims the best pinchos (tapas) in … Read More

Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise

Old World History and Culture This adventure combines a Danube River cruise, walking, Old World history and culture.  This unique 6-country, small ship river cruise takes us through Eastern Europe, starting in Austria and continuing on through Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, … Read More

Antarctica Cruise and Tour

Antarctica Cruise Tours Adventure WAI

Exploring Argentina and west Antarctica in 2010 Argentina Adventures Departing Ushuaia, Argentina (the southernmost city on the planet) for the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The tango show we enjoyed Saturday night in Buenos Aires was amazing. It started with a wonderful dinner … Read More

Hawaii Scouting Trip

Large Calf Whale Close Up

Scott Isom and I (Dan Friesen) are wending our way through the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui, looking for ways to improve this program. Should be fun duty! (Trip taken January 2013) Walk planning in the Kiholo and north Kona … Read More

Caribbean Island Getaway

CRB15webpic-Pat's Pics, CIG 13 #256

January/February 2015 – 9 Days This message is part of a series devoted to providing information about walking adventure travel programs for 2015. Over the past 25 years, Walking Adventures International has shared walking tour experiences on all seven continents … Read More

Coeur d’Alene Reunion Scouting Trip


A trip 25 Years in the Making 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the founding of Walking Adventures International. We look forward to a lakeside celebration in Coeur d’Alene Resort starting August 31, 2014 with a host of WAI alumni. … Read More

7 Tips for a Successful Walking Adventure


By Dan Friesen Here are some tips for planning and preparing for a great walking adventure for you to consider. Keep on walking! 1. Know why you go! Be clear on what you hope to enjoy, learn, or gain from the … Read More

Douro River Anniversary Cruise Scouting Trip

National Theater Dona Maria

All Saints Day in Lisbon In planning for the Douro River Anniversary Cruise, Scott Isom and I were wandering through the lovely land of Portugal, specifically focused on the region between Lisbon and the Douro River, and the area just north … Read More