Adventure travel is an active, unique exploration of an exotic or remote destination with a small group of like-minded people, guided by full-time professional leaders. The typical object of your exploration is a beautiful landscape, unusual wildlife, or an intriguing foreign culture – often all three. You’ll probably travel by foot, safari jeep or dugout canoe, over rough roads or trails in all kinds of weather. Exceptional physical fitness usually isn’t necessary; you can enjoy some adventure trips at a fitness level only a notch or two above that of a couch potato. But you’ll almost certainly get sweaty, dusty and tired at times, and you won’t be eating much beef bourguignon.