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FAQ/Help Frequently Asked Questions on RealAdventures

Help/FAQs: General Information
  1. Our Philosophy
  2. What Types Of Companies List On RealAdventures?
  3. Who Uses RealAdventures?
  4. What We Are Not

Our philosophy
RealAdventures really does believe in it's philosophy, "Life's An Adventure, Live It!". Lying on the beach and working on your tan is an adventure in relaxation and reflection. Traveling to another country and experiencing new foods, people and languages is an adventure in culture, history and traditions. Bungee jumping and rock climbing are adventures in adrenaline.

Some websites focus on extreme adventures, others focus on romantic Bed & Breakfasts, and still others focus on a particular destination. But most travelers enjoy a variety of experiences and destinations on their vacations. Is there anyone who only goes Mountain Biking but never goes to the beach? Would people only vacation in Florida but not go to Europe given the chance?

Some people seem to know exactly where they want to go and what they want to do. But we think that most people spend weeks or months thinking about and planning a vacation. They consider all the options of when, where, how much, and with whom. They get ideas and look up destinations and their interests on the web, talk to their friends, read an article or two and sleep on it.

There is so much wonder and beauty in this world, there are so many diverse cultures and there is so much to explore. That's why RealAdventures was created : to help fellow travelers seek out new adventures and experiences whatever their interests and wherever they may be in life. We provide a valuable resource of travel information, ideas and options to help travelers plan exciting adventures.

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What types of companies list on RealAdventures?
You will find information for quite a range of companies in the travel business or with products & services that might be of interest to travelers.

Some of the companies are small Bed & Breakfasts run by one or two people. We also have listings from tour guides who don't have an office but run customized trips around the world for their clients. There are listings from companies that are large and significant establishments in their field like ski resorts and tour operators. You will also find information from multi-national companies with offices in every major city around the world.

What brings all of these companies together on one site is their commitment to provide quality products and services to travelers from around the world.

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Who uses RealAdventures?
A very wide range of travelers come to RealAdventures to find the perfect vacation, getaway or adventure. From budget to luxury, from serene to extreme and from the Arctic to the tropics, there really is something perfect for everyone.

Depending on where they are in life, one or more of these categories may fit.

Young, recent college graduates who want to backpack across Europe or Asia will find budget tickets, youth hostels, pensions and campgrounds. They will find no frills adventures that let them explore the world (and themselves) on a budget.

Adventure Seekers
Thrill seekers who need a fix of adrenaline will find white-water rafting trips, mountain biking trips, and safaris. It might be a once in a life-time experience or perhaps how they would live their life's given the chance.

A chance to finally get away and be together. Couples will find romantic bed & breakfasts in the country, vacation rentals on the beach, and all-inclusive resort where they can be pampered and entertained.

Travelers at all ages seeking to meet others and perhaps find some romance will find activities, resorts, bars and nightclubs all catering to singles where they can meet, mingle and interact.

Families will find safe, fun and memorable vacations they can take with the kids from waterparks, theme parks, beach resorts to camping trips.

Golf/Tennis Addicts
Need to work on that swing or feeling a bit competitive? Find golf and tennis resorts around the world.

Mid-Life Crisis
Folks who want to be young and foolish again or need to recoup and sort through where they are headed will find everything from party resorts to meditation retreats.

'Been There, Done That, Bought The Postcard'
Seasoned and well-traveled individuals will find unusual experiences from dog-sledding to hot-air ballooning.

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What we are not
As mentioned above, most travelers take weeks or months to consider and plan out a vacation. They might keep an idea for a really exotic trip in the back of their mind for years, something that they hope to do 'someday' when time, budget and other commitments allow. Purchasing the airline ticket or booking the accommodation is the final part of the planning process, the transactional part.

Please note that RealAdventures is not a transactional site. We are not a travel agency or tour company and do not sell travel packages, make reservations for accommodations or book airline tickets. This enables us to be objective in the services and companies that are listed on our site.

RealAdventures does not receive a commission for promoting any of the products or services on this site. We are not interested in affiliate programs that provide x% commission - it is impossible to track and verify each and every account in 126 countries, currencies and languages.

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