By Gabrielle Blitz
October 15, 2013

Whether you’re jumping out of a plane, hiking Machu Picchu, or searching for the big five on a Zambian safari, the best part about adventure travel is the journey and endeavor itself.

Join our live Twitter chat on Adventure Travel sponsored by Victorinox this Wednesday, October 16th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Our panel of experts will share up-and-coming adventure travel destinations, the best adventure tour operators and guides, the most useful gadgets for travelers, and more.

The Hosts:

Laura Begley Bloom, Deputy Editor, @LauraBegley

Rich Beattie, Executive Digital Editor, @RichBeattie

The Panelists:

ROW Adventures, Tour Operator, @ROWAdventures

Butterfield and Robinson, Premier Active Travel Company, @BUTTERFIELDTRAV

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), @ATTAStowell

andBeyond Safari, Luxury Experiential Travel Company, @andBeyondSafari

Absolute Travel, Tour Operator, @absolutetravel

Explora Travel, Luxury Travel Operator for South America, @exploratravel

CMH Heli, Canadian Mountain Holidays, @cmh_heli

Donton Hot Springs, @DuntonHotSpring

Visit Napa Valley, @VisitNapaValley

Judah Schiller, Founder of BayCycleProject, @judahschiller

Sponsored by:

Victorinox, @Victorinox

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to to follow the chat in real time. You can log-in using your Twitter account.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets—however, if you're in the twubs chatroom it will be added automatically (note for character spacing purposes).

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own! All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is the Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.