Adventure Collection Launches New Website with Adventures of a Lifetime Photo Contest

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Adventure Collection, an alliance of ten premium adventure travel companies, announces the launch of its newly designed and engineered outdoor adventure travel web site, with information about more than 1,000 outdoor adventure journeys on all 7 continents. In celebration of the site launch, Adventure Collection has also launched an adventure travel photo contest, "Adventures of a Lifetime".

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We are thrilled to be able to provide travelers with this one-stop site to assist in inspiring and fulfilling their adventure travel dreams

Adventure Collection's new web site Adventure Collection enables travelers to research adventure travel tours according to destination, date and activity type. Travelers can quickly see the variety of adventure travel tour options available and can scan thumbnail descriptions of each trip. If they desire more information about a particular outdoor adventure, a single click will take them to a detailed itinerary.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide travelers with this one-stop site to assist in inspiring and fulfilling their adventure travel dreams," says Dennis Pinto, chairman of the Adventure Collection board. "Whether you're interested in hiking, biking, rafting, cruising, skiing or going on safari, whether your passion is culture, wildlife, cuisine, or photography, we have a journey for you -- and our new Advanced Search tool will enable you to find that trip quickly and easily."

In addition to its enhanced search capabilities, Adventure Collection's new outdoor adventure site also features a lively blog hosted by award-winning travel journalist Don George. In this acclaimed blog, Don's Place, George covers the wide world of adventure travel with a mix of reportage, interviews, and reviews, as well as a popular Ask Don section where readers submit their adventure travel questions. Don's Place is updated regularly with fresh news and reports from the field.

To celebrate the launch of its new site, Adventure Collection is sponsoring an online adventure photography competition. Grand prizes include five extraordinary trips - Adventure Collection journeys for two to locations around the world, including Tibet, the Czech Republic, and the Galapagos. The theme of the competition is Adventures of a Lifetime. All adventure travelers are invited to enter their best adventure travel photos at Adventures of a Lifetime Photo Contest Five contest finalists will be selected each month from July through November by popular vote. The winner will be chosen by a panel of distinguished travel journalists, editors and photographers, including Jim Benning, founder and editor of WorldHum.com, renowned photographer Robert Holmes, Los Angeles Times travel editor Catharine Hamm, Conde Nast Traveler consumer news editor Wendy Perrin and Adventure Collection editor in chief Don George.

More information about the Adventure Collection's consortium of premier outdoor adventure travel companies is available on the Adventure Collection site. Member companies Adventure Collection Member Companies include Backroads, Bushtracks Expeditions, Canadian Mountain Holidays, Geographic Expeditions, Lindblad Expeditions, Micato Safaris, Natural Habitat Adventures, NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), OARS (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists), and Off the Beaten Path.

United by a common passion for and commitment to sustainable travel principles and practices, these outdoor adventure travel companies also share industry-setting standards for trip preparation and execution, scrupulous and enthusiastic customer service, and inspired itinerary-crafting to ensure authentic off-the-beaten-path travel experiences.

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