Adventure Travel

Madre De Dios

Monday, May 9, 2011

The rain sounded different to Cusco rain. Fatter, wetter somehow, the decadent splatter of water on leaf. The drugs had me pinned between an exhausted indifference to whatever may have been crawling through the holes in walls and window screens, and a lurid imagining of too-many-legged tarantulas seeking escape from the rain under the worn […]

The Fun Of Photography Is Getting There, And Peter Lik Is Going There

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

When you haven’t got any trips on the horizon and you’re reading posts about recent trips to, say, Barcelona, you’ll seek out any means of escapism. Recently, I learned of a new show on The Weather Channel called From the Edge With Peter Lik about the acclaimed Australian photographer who documents his travels to shoot […]

Heli-Skiing Dreams: Nevada’s Ruby Mountains

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Raise your hand if you’re psyched about goggle-tan season. It’s getting to that time of year when the dedicated few attempt to ward off summer as long as possible by slaloming through legions of flailing springbreakers on our way to fresh corn-snow. That’s typically my M.O. once the calendar turns March. That is, of course, […]

Top 10 Tips For Visiting Angkor

Monday, March 21, 2011

Visiting the city of Siem Reap and the surrounding temple complex known as Angkor is an unforgettable experience and a requisite stop for any trip to Cambodia. The sheer size and options available in the area can be overwhelming, but try these 10 tips to make the most of your adventure. 1) Sunrise / Sunset […]

Exploring India’s Golden Triangle Is So Hardcore

Friday, February 18, 2011

Exploring India is hardcore, and the most jaded of travelers will tell you so. The cacophonous sounds, pungent smells, melange of colors, and unnerving division between rich and poor screams chaos and curiosity. It’s that fusion of wonder and too much of everything that that makes a trip to this vibrant country so intriguing. In […]

Vietnam By Bike: The Greatest Trip On Earth

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Let’s pretend for a moment that I’m a jacked-up, grease-loving, motorhead that feels at home in leather pants. I would boast of my vehicular chariot’s duel exhausts, 454 “ponies under the hood,” and chrome-plated deely-bops. I’d even have the Kia logo tattooed on my right forearm. Also, I can get away with a Kia tattoo […]

Come See What It’s Like To Travel In Iraq

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What’s going on in Egypt this week may just be the clearest sign yet that things are changing in Iraq. As what is described as a “geopolitical shift,” the NY Times reported how foreign countries were busy flying out nationals this week, and then noted how “even Iraq decided it would evacuate its citizens, sending […]

A Walk To Ponder – Taxila, Pakistan

Friday, January 28, 2011

“Where is it? Why don’t you have it framed?” “I don’t know. It’s rolled up here somewhere.” I often wonder about life in a classroom and the difference between education inside and out in the streets. Over many years of personal anthropological studies (people watching from cafe windows or park benches), I have observed with […]

Climbing Sinai: Hiking The World’s Second Most Famous Mountain

Monday, January 17, 2011

Trek along for a hike up the biblical Mount Sinai for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch the sun rise from the second most famous mountain in the world. By Matt Scott In almost any other country Gebel Musa, which many believe to be the legendary Mount Sinai, would have a chairlift to the summit, a […]

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Has anyone else noticed how it seems like more and more people they know have just traveled to or are planning to visit Machu Picchu? Not that I don’t understand why — it’s indisputably one of the great sights to see on Earth, and pretty much on everyone’s “bucket list” — but usually these types […]

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