Adventure Travel

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 […]

Summiting Kilimanjaro, And It’s Only Friday Morning

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kilimanjaro may not be the challenge that is Everest or K2 (or reading Finnegan’s Wake), but I’ve read Into Thin Air, and I assure you, if I’m going to hike any continent’s highest mountain peak, I’m going to choose the one where I can wear shorts and a t-shirt throughout most of the trek. But, […]

How To Find Rhino In South Africa’s Phinda Reserve

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nestled against the eastern coastline of South Africa is Phinda Resource Reserve, a 57,000-acre reserve boasting the Big Five, 380 bird species and a coastline teeming with marine life. The Independent Online has a great story of one woman’s trek into the bush to track down and catch a peek of one of the 50 […]

“Hunting” For Lions In The Botswana Bush

Sunday, March 8, 2009

On safari in the Botswana bush in search of the elusive lion. By Danielle Max Modern hunters may shoot with cameras and not guns, but the adrenalin rush when the “prey” comes into view remains, as I discovered when I went in search of the elusive lion in Botswana. While elephants thrive in great numbers, […]

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