And now for something completely different…

Posted in Travel by Tim on the October 8th, 2009

This post is dedicated to the more intrepid travellers out there – those amongst you who like to get off the beaten path once in a while.

I’ve been having a look around at some of the more ‘out there’ holiday packages available across the globe, and I believe I’ve found one that might just whet the appetites of the adrenaline junkies.

adventure-travel-insurance-storm-chasingSo…how about a little storm chasing?  Seriously.  When I looked into this bona-fide American pastime, I couldn’t believe the number of websites dedicated to the subject, and for that matter the choice of organised tours available to the discerning crazy person.  If you don’t believe me, check out for a peek into the world of professional storm chasing.

For those who aren’t in the know, storm chasing involves (as you might have guessed) chasing storms across the mid-western United States.  Hold on a minute though – these aren’t just any storms – we’re talking tornadoes here.

Storm Chasing Adventure Tours are one of the premier operators in the US, and they’ve been treating thrill seekers from all corners of the globe to a wild ride for over a decade. They currently offer 6 day tours, travelling across a number of states throughout the Great Plains, boasting some of the best storm-chasing technology available. They’re currently taking bookings for 2010 – so why not give it go? You might surprise yourself, and it’ll certainly make for some interesting holiday snaps…oh, and you might want to seriously consider investing in some adventure travel insurance before you go, because you never know which way a twister is going to turn.

If you’ve already experienced a storm chasing tour, leave us a comment and let us know if it’s as exciting as it sounds.