Adventure Travel

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 […]

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 […]

That Time I Caught Malaria In Africa

Monday, May 16, 2011

The following is an excerpt from the new travel compilation released by, The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World: Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road, available for sale now at I awoke the next morning to find a foot dangling from the bunk above mine. Apparently someone had come in and claimed […]

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 […]

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