Adventure Travel

Asia On Two Wheels

Friday, September 4, 2009

Places like Taiwan, China, Laos, and Japan maybe more known for their motor bikes, or their overly utilitarian use of bicycles. This WSJ article, explores a less popular way to get moving through, and in touch with, the cultures of these these countries. The article states, “Sometimes the truest way to experience a place is on the back […]

Antarctica: The Triple Crown

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finally, the age old question has been answered. While looking for the ideal spot for an observatory, scientists “discovered” what is thought to be the coldest, driest, and calmest place on earth. The triple crown of atmospheric phenomenon! Enjoy your trophy, Ridge A. At 13,294 feet, this spot along Ridge A, sits on the Antarctic […]

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. By Matt Stabile AS I LOOKED OUT THE BUS WINDOW AND INTO THE NIGHT SKY, I could see flashes […]

Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Who needs a tour guide when you have friends like these? Angkor Wat with a little help from the local police. By Paige Stringer My first glimpse of Angkor Wat came from the back seat of a Cambodian police officer’s motorbike. It all started with an early evening arrival in Siem Reap. After checking in […]

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, […]

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