Adventure Travel

Here’s What A Road Trip From Anchorage Looks Like

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here’s a great video from Vimeo user HappyPapaya taken from his (her?) trip to Chugach State Park, the stunningly beautiful, 495,000-acre state park located just south of Anchorage, Alaska, along the coastline. The westernmost boundary of the park is in the western foothills of the Chugach Mountain Range and, amazing, is a mere seven miles […]

Here’s Your Chance To Win The Best Dive Job Ever

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Becoming a dive instructor in Bali would be like hitting the jackpot in the job lottery, but unlike winning an actual lottery, you wouldn’t have to deal with a bunch of little-known third cousins coming out of the woodwork asking you to fund their pet iguana business idea they’d been thinking about for years. To […]

My Discovery Of Eden In Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I’m riding in the back of an open truck that must have served to transport cattle at some point, but on this occasion, it is taking me from the town of Lanquín to the secluded community of Semuc Champey, in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Riding with me is my girlfriend and about a […]

I Of The Sun: A Journey Into Southeast Asia And The Heart Of Human Consciousness

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The following is an excerpt from I of the Sun: A Journey into Southeast Asia and the Heart of Human Consciousness by Richard Arthur. The Cambodia/Vietnam border. The narrator is traveling with an Australian guy Vince who he met the day before. “Before me lay a huge red archway with five Khmer towers crowned above […]

What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life on a boat, does life get any sweeter than that? I recently came across this great short documentary about Canadian sailor/expat/dropout David Welsford called “Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat,” which takes a look at Welsford’s decision to give up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on […]

The Dizziness Of Freedom: The Birth And Rise Of Bungee Jumping

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AJ Hackett cased the Eiffel Tower for over a month. He studied architectural plans. He knew the guards’ schedules. He memorized the exits, knew when the lights switched on and off. He and his team rehearsed conversation that would intentionally distract security. During a reconnaissance visit, AJ determined the exact distance from the second level […]

Facing The Feces Factor: Tasting My First Cup Of Kopi Luwak Coffee

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My first cup of Kopi Luwak coffee, sometimes better known as “cat poo coffee” or the rarest beverage in the world, was a memorable introduction into the highly envious world of extreme luxury, though this tasting occurred far outside the confines of the dining room of a fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong or New York […]

5 Questions To Ask Before You Book A Safari

Sunday, March 16, 2014

If you’re in the process of planning a luxury safari, there are several questions you should be thinking about before you book. Contrary to what you may think, it is often cheaper to book directly through a tour operator. You will also benefit from the service they provide, the unique knowledge they have of your […]

Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think

Monday, February 17, 2014

Small black figures walk up and down the jagged ridge. A patch of blue sky peers down onto the blue-green slopes of the bare mountainside before it disappears behind the grey, cotton clouds. A cool wind brushes against my skin and carries the smell of burnt wood and charcoal from my denim jacket I had […]

Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In the days preceding winter solstice, the sky enshrouding Barrow, Alaska, is a hue somewhere between mineral pitch and squid ink. And the skyline stays that way for all of a handful of minutes when it winnows a degree or two lighter, the barest luminescence along the horizon, like the last gasps of cathode ray […]

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