Adventure Travel

And You Thought Your Trip Was Impressive: Armando And The 1,000,000-Kilometer Bike Trek

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Okay, everyone, don’t get pissed at me, but you’re just not as cool as this guy. I’m sure your ratty backpack has loads of patches on it and your passport needed supplemental pages years ago. Still, you got nothing. I got nothing, either. But Armando Basile, on the other hand, he’s definitely got something. This […]

Traveling The Land Of Lawrence Of Arabia

Friday, July 30, 2010

Let’s face it, “Lawrence of Arabia” is one of the best travel movies of all time. I dare you to watch this flick (and, yes, that means you’re going to have to put aside about 3 1/2 hours) and not want to pack your bags and follow in the famed footsteps of T.E. Lawrence (except, […]

Exploring Cambodia And Vietnam Through The Eyes Of “La Marguerite”

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Most cruise lines seek to provide its customers with what I call the “Best Of” trip (e.g., “See the Best of the Mediterranean: From Scenic Livorno to the Seascapes of San Tropez”). While this is probably a very lovely way to sail and explore, I often want to experience all of what a country has […]

Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Not for the weary traveler, the multi-day trek to Choquequirao tests even the most experienced hikers. But what about the result? How about unforgettable Inca ruins far from the crowds of tourists at that “other” site. The streets of the former Inca Capital, Cusco, Peru, are usually filled with tourists from around the world. They […]

When In South Africa, Go To Mozambique

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It’s a horrible analogy, but here it goes. Mozambique is to South Africa as Mexico is to the U.S.: Respites away from the home country where the currency goes further, the beaches go less visited, and the chance to get far away from it all is really not that far away at all. This week […]

Why We Climb The World’s Largest Mountains

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

You’ve drained the bank account reserving your guide and porters, and have now flown across the world to climb one of the world’s most beautiful mountains. From the flat African Savannah, sprinkled with elephant and lions, rises Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ve read about the 60% chance you won’t make it up, and about the percentage of people that end up never leaving the […]

Three Days Pedaling Canada’s Golden Triangle And Living To Tell About It

Monday, June 7, 2010

Think you got what it takes to do the three-day trek through Canada’s Golden Triangle? Maybe, just make sure to double bike-short it, things are about to get a little bumpy. By Jon Wick Last week, I embarked on a new chapter in my life: bike touring. More appropriately, epic bike touring. I spent three days pedaling […]

Rwanda: Remembering Why We Travel

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Everyone travels differently and travels for different reasons. Some people need time to relax when others need to feel their hearts racing and beating in their throats. Yet, no matter the traveler, you know that a place had an impression on someone when he or she comes back and can’t stop talking about the people […]

Catching Up With The Ultimate Road Trip . . . Around The World

Friday, May 14, 2010

A few months back, you may remember a post about two friends leaving their jobs and comforts of home life to hop on a Land Cruiser and drive around the world. At the time of that post, it was March, they had just checked off Central America, and were heading south towards Buenos Aires. I popped back […]

Borneo: See Unforgettable Wildlife, Almost Get Bitten By A Deadly Snake, All In One Day

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It’s probably fair to say that Bako National Park, in Borneo, is the only national park in the world where you are likely to run into hairy-nosed otters, flying lemurs, silver-leaf monkeys, honey bears, and green pit vipers (whose poisonous bite will kill you within a matter of hours), all in a single day. And […]

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