Template talk:Adventure travel

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Length[edit]

This template seems excessively comprehensive. "List of resorts". "Bottled water", "Travel search engine", "passport", "pocket knife" - why don't we include "Toilet paper" too? I'd say that it'd be better if the template were limited to the items in the first section: "Types of Adventure travel", and just leave out the "Retailers & Suppliers", "Equipment", "Hospitality", and "Misc" sections. ·:· Will Beback ·:· 19:25, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I tend to agree - Other than "Types of Adventure travel" the selections under most headings seem to be fairly haphazard and the links lead to articles which don't seem particularly well suited to a reader exploring the subject of adventure travel. -- SiobhanHansa 12:22, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
I've gone ahead to trimmed it down to "Types of Adventure travel". ·:· Will Beback ·:· 07:45, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Bias[edit]

The template, especially the "Outfitters" and "Places" rows, seems centred on Canada. More well-balanced input is welcome. Also, there might be many notable entries for "People"; are they all to be included? Perhaps it is best if only "Types of travel" is kept.Misterx2000 (talk) 15:38, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Bold cleanup[edit]

I looked at this template for the first time in a while, and found it baffling. For example: what do topics like polyphasic sleep or sattvic diet have to do with adventure travel? Neither article even includes the word "travel."

I also got the impression that someone had confused "adventure travel" with "homelessness"—otherwise, I can't imagine what squatting or street people have in common with "tourism involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and possibly hostile areas." Given that the template also included drifters, hobos, itinerants, nomads, rogues, tramps, vagabonds, and vagrants, it was turning into a case of undue weight. I've narrowed that list down some (and it could easily be cut back even further).

While I was pruning, I broke the template into four categories (versus its previous two), adding "Activities" and "Travelers." It looked like too many topics were being randomly shoved into either "Types" or "Miscellaneous," and I for one found it confusing.

Anyhow, that's my rationale; feel free to revert back if you think I'm completely off base (although I'd prefer a discussion here first). DoriTalkContribs 23:52, 16 January 2012 (UTC)