Looking for a fall escape to add a little adventure back into your life? Then check out this list posted over at the Adventure Travel page, hosted at About.com. The list offers up author Lois Friedland’s picks for the top 10 fall getaways, with options for those looking to stay close to home, or visit far flung locales.
Some of the adventures making the list include an opportunity to learn how to sail during American Sailing Week 2010 in Clearwater, Florida. That event goes down on Sept. 10th-17th (not technically fall, but close enough!) and includes a host of waterborne adventures. The Appalachian Club is also offering guided backpacking adventures this fall in a variety of locations, with a chance to see the autumn colors in all their glory, and you can always go to Yellowstone for a hiking, biking, fishing adventure as well. (I’m doing this one in a few weeks!)
If you have the time and really want to get away from it all however, Lois recommends heading to Antarctica to play with the penguins or making an adventurous trip to Borneo with Gap Adventures if you prefer the warmer climes. Personally, I’d prefer the visit to the Pushkar Camel Market in India for a truly unique experience.
That isn’t the entire list of course, and there are some other good suggestions for just about any kind of traveler who is looking to escape the grind for a few days or a few weeks. Fall is always an excellent time to travel as the crowds tend to lessen and the weather takes a turn for the better as well. It is never too early to start planning your next trip!