Once considered something for only a small group of dare devils, adventure tourism is becoming more popular as people are now more likely to want to hike up mountains or volunteer while on vacation.
A study done by researchers at George Washington University's School of Business found that people are more likely to take an adventure travel tour than ever before, according to the Sydney Herald Tribune.
"You have a lot of people who want to roll up their sleeves, get involved in a culture and have a more authentic experience than just laying in the sun," said Dr. Kristin Lamoureux, one of the authors of the study, to the news source.
Researchers talked to 850 travelers from North and South America and Europe, according to the news provider. The study found that 70 percent of international travel originated in these regions, and the countries with the most travelers are the United States, Argentina, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain.
The best way to really get involved in the culture of any place is to travel with a small adventure travel group.