Adventure Travel

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Taking On The Rapids In South Sudan

Monday, August 1, 2011

Most people don’t associate Sudan with tourism, or would ever consider going there for vacation. In fact, few people have heard little about the divided nation except stories of tribal violence and the ongoing crisis in Darfur. But since the recent referendum that voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession, the world’s newest country was created […]

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100 Years Of Machu Picchu, But For How Much Longer?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Travelers have been visiting Machu Picchu for 100 years now, ever since Yale University professor Hiram Bingham III rediscovered the site on July 24, 1911. But with increased traffic, site degradation, and bureaucratic wrangling, many are left wondering: How much longer will visitors be able to visit Machu Picchu? Much has changed since that fateful […]

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Seeking The Final Frontier In Palawan

Monday, July 11, 2011

The silver rays of the rising sun creep between the limestone outcrops that dominate the tiny bay; darkness divides into long shadows that slide back up the dampened sands. Beneath the arching palms, all is harmonious. Then the peace of my wood cabin is shattered by an almighty clatter of corrugated iron and a banging […]

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The World’s Most Excruciating Race, And You’re Invited!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

When Pheidippides dropped dead after his history-making jaunt from Marathon to Athens, we thought those 26.2 miles were the extent of human endurance. But then came the ultra-marathons. Fifty and one hundred-mile races were added to the mix. Well “thons,” meet Death Race: part of the circuit-series of Spartan Race Inc. that eat their linear […]

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Mexican Road Trip: Should You Do it?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Braving an awesome experience comes with the weight of cost and benefit. To experience a culture — the people, the language, the street food — as authentically as possible is always the goal. Some no longer wish for simply Tex-Mex. Some want the real thing. At the end of the day, whether you actually take […]

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How To Find The Real Bali By Bike

Thursday, June 23, 2011

There is a saying: “To really see a country, leave the city.” Just as Paris may not be the best representation of France, and New York City isn’t a complete portrayal of the United States (sorry Matt), the same can be said about other parts of the world, Bali for example. There are two well-traveled versions of […]

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What To Expect In The Galapagos

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let’s be honest, 90% of going to the Galapagos is to say, “Yes, that’s right, I’m traveling to the Galapagos.” It’s the travel equivalent of being a fan of Mad Men: It’s basically code telling the world that you’re “in the know,” that you have discernible tastes, and that you consider yourself outside of the […]

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My Encounter With Hákarl, The Worst Tasting Food On Earth

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dressed in his full-length overalls, Icelandic fisherman Asgeir leads my guide and me to the edge of the harbor where several shipping containers rest ominously far from the rusted whaling boats tied to the wharf. Asgeir peers back at us with a delighted grin and utters something jokingly in Icelandic. My guide translates. “He says […]

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Tour Divide: The Most Difficult Bike Race On Earth You’ve Never Heard Of

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A record-setting field of racers is nearing completion. Some race for the experience and some for the physical test. Some race to see if they can truly achieve their dream, some out of curiosity, and some for the idea. Some race to win. On June 9, 77 people will converge on Banff, Canada. They will […]

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Searching For Jaguars In Paraguay

Monday, June 6, 2011

“Be Careful,” he shouted at me in clearly articulated Spanish as I began to walk towards the glowing green foliage of Cerro Cora National Park. “We’ve seen the jaguar out there three or four times already this month. It rained last night, so any prints you see will have been fresh.” As the park warden continued […]

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