Adventure Travel​​

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

5 Questions To Ask Before You Book A Safari
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5 Questions To Ask Before You Book A Safari

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 […]

Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think
Chechen Border along the Caucasus Mountains3

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

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 […]

Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country
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Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads
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Scaling Italy’s Iron Roads

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 […]

Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca
Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca

Burning Calories And Rubber In The Heat Of Oaxaca

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 […]

A Voyage To Costa Rica’s Underwater Serengeti
A Voyage To Costa Ricas Underwater Serengeti

A Voyage To Costa Rica’s Underwater Serengeti

330 miles west, or a day and half in boat time, is Cocos Island, an uninhabited island officially part of Costa Rica that is considered to be one of the world’s best locations for scuba […]