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Adventure Travel 2006   
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Sea Kayaking Croatia

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Expert photographer Peter McBride takes us sea kayaking along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.
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Wild Horizons 2006: Top 10 Adventure Nations
By the Adventure Staff

Where's hot for '06? In our first annual, semiscientific poll, we surveyed our staffers and writers. The result:
this A-list of next year's must-see places.
1. Croatia: So hot in 2005 that it was hard to book a flight. For next year, Kornati National Park tops our list. View Croatia photos from Peter McBride >>
2. Argentina: There's still no better adventure travel value in the world than Patagonia at devalued peso prices.
3. Mongolia: Big, safe, and full of wonders like the Gobi and glistening Lake Hövsgöl. A must.
4. Botswana: The underappreciated Okavango Delta is among the richest eco-regions in the world. A definite for the safari cognoscenti.
5. India: Sikkim is the new Nepal, Kerala is the Venice of the East, and India's tourist infrastructure is getting better with each passing year.
6. South Africa: With other parts of the nation learning from Cape
Town, Africa's adventure travel original is worth another look.
7. Thailand: A year after the tsunami, there's still help needed—and miles of uncrowded beaches to explore.
8. China: The Chinese are discovering the natural beauty of their own Sichuan and Yunnan. You should, too.
9. Ecuador: The Amazon has long attracted attention, but now Ecuador's dazzling coastline is turning heads. Register to win a trip to Ecuador! >>
10. Mozambique:
Safaris in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and sea kayaking the Barazuto archipelago are putting Mozambique back on the adventure travel map.


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