Adventure Travel

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 […]

Uganda Is For Adrenaline Seekers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Uganda, the “pearl of Africa,” is catching the eyes of adventure seekers traveling to Africa in search of hiking, bungee jumping, kayaking, wildlife encounters and, as experienced by this article in the NYT, white-water rafting, some of which is the best in the continent. Even better, far from the dark days under the rule of […]

Kayak San Fran

Friday, May 22, 2009

Because everyone knows that walking around the city is just so pedestrian (rimshot) — eh, sorry, I’m ready for the holiday weekend. But seriously, what cooler way to explore the 470 square miles that make up the San Francisco Bay than on the actual water itself? The LA Times has this article on several companies […]

Epic Roadtrip Through 4,000 Years

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday afternoon is always a good time to do a little daydreaming about epic trips, and I think a motorcycle (or motorbike for you Brits) trip from England, through North Africa, up the Middle East, and back into Europe would certainly qualify as one (and earn you some true travel cred). And this is exactly […]

Kruger: The World’s Best National Park?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Kruger National Park, the massive, 7,332-square-mile reserve in northeastern South Africa, is home to 517 species of birds and 147 species of mammals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and the rhino). The best part? Don’t expect Kruger to be some sort of South Africa-Disneyland: “Kruger is not a glorified tourist trap, but […]

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