The American Alpine Institute was founded in 1975 and since then has been dedicated to helping climbers raise their skills, protect the environments in which they climb, develop good judgment, and safely gain access to the great mountains of the world.  The Institute operates year round throughout the world, and has a travel counselor on staff to help you plan the details of your domestic or international itinerary.


Join fellow travelers to exchange travel information, advice, hints and tips. Get help, get connected, get inspired and have your say at the Thorn Tree Forum.

 World Nomads

World Nomad’s global travel insurance covers residents of over 150 countries, with high levels of medical and evacuation cover, 24-hour emergency assistance and cover for a large range of adventure activities. policies can bought online 24/7, from anywhere in the world, even if you’re already traveling. As plans often change when abroad, you can also extend your policy and even claim online.


No more scrambling for confirmations numbers or hotel addresses. With TripCase, all your trip details are organized in one place and available anytime, anyplace. On your computer. On your phone. At home. On the road. Even in flight. Simply put the app in airplane mode before take-off to review your notes, alerts and messages offline while you’re in the air.


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World Atlas

Explore history, people, and facts for countries around the world.