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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 […]

Whats It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Cape Town Is Beautiful, And This Video Makes It Look Even Better

Cape Town Is Beautiful, And This Video Makes It Look Even Better

Friday, December 27, 2013

I know that it’s not exactly difficult to make South Africa’s Cape Town look beautiful, given the perpetually sunny weather and the grand landscape of the city as it sits below nearby Table Mountain. But this video from Jesse Olson perfectly captures a certain energy and look of the city that visitors sometimes have a […]

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Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Every so often, in the hills of northern Italy, travelers still stumble onto caches of rusting grenades beneath the snow and ice that lingers from World War I. Italian and Austrian soldiers once crept over these heights under the shade of night, their ears red as raw meat from the snow. They clambered up sheer […]

Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca

Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bicycle touring is an amazing way to travel but it can be slow-going. Our Journey started in Mexico with the plan to pedal south through Central and South America. I imagined cycling would be a romantic way to travel; avoiding the bus schedule we could be free as birds, not to mention feeling fit and […]

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