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Experience and Celebrate an Extraordinary Alternative Adventure for the Body, Mind and Spirit.Venture Outside combines physical and holistic activities in nature at amazing and beautiful places around the world to provide a restorative experience that is purely and simply exceptional.
Humans have a fundamental need to feel connections, and a deep yearning to understand our place in the big picture. We seek connections because that’s what connects us with ‘us.’ Learning about our ancestry can provide unique insight into who... Read More ›
July 15 to July 29, 2017, Venture Outside partnered with the Clara Barton Center for Diabetes Education to hold its second annual Adventure Camp for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes. At this camp, we share what making it to the... Read More ›
Fresh from a morning of paddling, strolling around palm-fringed beaches, and snorkeling on surrounding coral reef, our group of 11 sea kayakers sat under a cane shelter on the edge of a large white sand beach on an island in... Read More ›
This is shared with Puma Diaries by Ilene Price, who helped guide part of a recent Venture Outside trip to Panama. Please check out more of Ilenes posts! My last trip of the season in Guna Yala came as a... Read More ›
Traveler, What calls you out into the night? What wakes you from your slumber and brings you to this silent road? What greets you with each step as the weight of your wandering feet falls towards the earth, making contact with that... Read More ›
Vacations you can feel good about…for SO MANY REASONS! Find out why.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir
“We had a great weekend of skiing while truly enjoying the beauty of the Maine woods. We even had the rare treat of seeing a snowshoe hare because our VO guide knew how to track it.”
“Ellie’s positive energy, humor, and expertise are wonderful to be around.”
"It's not tourism! It's an experience!"
“I have done several wilderness canoe trips, but the ones I’ve done with Ellie and Dave were by far the most enjoyable. Even in the worst weather, they remain cheerful and fun and motivating. You almost forget about paddling or physical excursion because they’ll be singing or pointing out some incredible natural phenomenon.”
“Ellie was an amazing guide for me and I could not have asked for someone more knowledgeable and fun to be with!”
“I was an inexperienced skier when VO guides led me on a trip. They helped me through physically challenging moments with great instruction. They gave me the confidence I needed to ski down the hills safely. Their guidance put me at ease and made it a great and memorable weekend! I would recommend a VO trip to anyone!”
“Dave and Ellie took us on a kayak excursion that was phenomenal. Not only did they choose a ridiculously cool location, but how they guided us in ‘just being’ in nature was inspiring. I will certainly sign up again and again!”
“Ellie is a fantastic leader. I’ve done two women’s weekend Nordic ski trips with her and can’t wait for the third! When people get tired or the distance is long, Ellie can cheer you on and keep you smiling and happy the whole way!”
"Dave's knowledge of natural history and a wide range of environmental issues are outstanding. His grasp of cultures from around the world, and his positive way of getting insights across make him a wonderful teacher and guide. Dave is a pleasure to be with and to learn from."
“Ellie is not only gifted as a musician, but also gifted as a teacher.”
“Venture Outside did an incredible job in planning and getting us ready for our trip to Ecuador, and we had the most amazing time. It’s only a matter of time until we’ll be doing another trip with you guys.”
"I have done many yoga classes, but never have I enjoyed doing yoga as much as when I have done retreats led by Kara! The way Kara integrates the seasons, meditation, and breath with the physical body is truly unique. I have done 3 retreats and 2 workshops with her and can’t recommend her highly enough!”