Adventure Travel

Tehran: Skiing Paradise?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just 7 kilometers from Tehran, Mt. Tochal offers the 10 million or so living in the city a winter getaway with some of the country’s best skiing. And as seen above, if you’re just in it for the ride, the gondola stretches over 8 full kilometers. File this one under things you didn’t know about […]

Top 10 Snorkeling Dives In The World

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It seems like every few months or so there’s a new “Top 10 Snorkeling” article published. This one from CNN seems to be a little Caribbean-heavy, and by heavy I mean 8 of the 10 from the list are located there, with only Catalina Island and Maui there to mix things up. Other locations including […]

Top Three Spots For Do-It-Yourself Safaris

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

With over 21 public reserves within its borders (not to mention the scores of others located in bordering Mozambique and Botswana), safariing in South Africa can be both accessible and affordable, you just need to know where to go. The Sydney Morning Herald names their three top spots for game-watching and nature-gawking on the cheap. […]

You Too Can Be A Diving Expert In Thailand, Zen-Like Mind Helpful

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Who needs scuba gear, diving experience, or for that matter, oxygen, when you can freedive in the “diving mecca” of Ka Tao in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand? And as discovered in this Times piece, you too can be exploring the depths of the sea like an experienced pearl diver in as little […]

Can You Even Hike The Himalayas Anymore?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Open to the public since only 1974, the Ladakh region in the northernmost tip of India offers the rare chance for the seasoned hiker to trek amongst the world’s tallest peaks, at elevations ranging from 10,000 to 16,000 feet, as detailed in this article from the WSJ. Just an hour flight from New Delhi, this […]

How To Safari On The Cheap And For Good

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perhaps the biggest barrier for those looking to go on safari is price, but there are options that are a fraction of your typical luxury promoters, like the bare-bones, camping-heavy trek taken in this Telegraph article. And don’t think you’re missing much by way of experience, as Victoria recounts: Woken at 6am by my companions, […]

Don’t Look Now, Safari Season Is Around The Corner

Friday, July 17, 2009

South Africa’s Kapama Lodge looks amazing, it just seems way out of my (and probably most people’s) price range, though this article over at GoNomad makes you kind of want to just forget about money and go anyway. However, as noted in the article, the lodge is a private reserve, located next to the far […]

Hike Fox Glacier In New Zealand — Helicopter Required

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I know this is the second helicopter video I’ve featured this month, but how cool does this hiking trip on Fox Glacier on the south island of New Zealand look? My only advice would be to avoid reading “Into Thin Air” up to a year before doing any sort of hiking trip that requires more […]

The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A trip to the DMZ only heightens the wish that one day, unification for the Koreans will no longer be a dream. By Jon Wick 3/29/09 2:42 p.m. Dora Observatory, DMZ Razor wire surrounded us as soon as we reached the northern border of Seoul. Manned watchtowers lined the rivers and even tanks cloaked in […]

Machu Picchu: The Most Spectacular Sight On Earth?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

John and Cara, that intrepid couple who’ve been perilously testing the boundaries of their nascent marriage by deciding to spend their honeymoon traveling the world together for two years, headed to Machu Picchu for a glimpse of Incan engineering at its best. Highlight: 1:57 when the dense layer of clouds lift and the ruins are […]

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