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What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa
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What It’s Like The First Time You Spot A Lion In Africa

One of the sad parts about going on safari is the speed at which you become desensitized to what would otherwise be an incredible viewing experience anywhere else in the world. For example, during my own mini-safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the first animal my small group encountered […]

Horsing Around The Masai Mara
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Horsing Around The Masai Mara

“It’s like the Garden of Eden,” our guide says, looking over the vista of Kenya’s famed Masai Mara National Reserve, “just beautiful . . .” We draw up our reigns to marvel in silent reverence at the vast landscape, dotted with every wild animal we could have hoped to see. […]

Exploring A Country You Barely Know: Rwanda [Travel Video]
Exploring A Country You Barely Know: Rwanda [Travel Video]

Exploring A Country You Barely Know: Rwanda [Travel Video]

In the summer of 2012, film and video production company Mammoth Media, based near Kansas city, was hired by the Rwandan tourism department to produce a promotional video. You know, the kind of video you see in airport terminals and welcome centers all around a country — which they did. […]

My Failed Attempt To Conquer Cotopaxi
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My Failed Attempt To Conquer Cotopaxi

Two grueling hours of climbing through ashy volcanic dirt, each frustrating step taken, I slid backward half a step. We progressed slowly, rhythmically. Sergio, our Ecuadorian guide lead the way, with Stonie and I tagging along, bundled up in bright blue and red, wearing steel-toed boots, equipped with a light […]

What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now
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What Street Life Looks Like In Kabul Right Now

Ever wonder what it would look like if you were to, oh, pack up and head to Kabul, Afghanistan, i.e., the ultimate off-the-beaten-path-bet-you-haven’t-been-there city, for a week of R&R? Well, here’s your chance. In October, volunteer Anna Brones spent two weeks in Afghanistan with Mountain2Mountain, a non-profit focused on women in […]

A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?
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A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?

A mostly forgotten treasure in Guler, a small town in the Punjabi state of India nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to a 250-year-old crumbling palace that has been taken over by the jungle, leaving behind remnants of a not-too-long-ago past of royal artistry in the valley. The Financial Times recently […]

Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone: The Best Caribbean Islands Are Actually Off The Coast Of Central America
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Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone: The Best Caribbean Islands Are Actually Off The Coast Of Central America

The little-known secret that most tourists don’t know about and that many travelers like to keep to themselves is that fact that most of the best Caribbean Islands to visit are not those found in that linear line of islands stretching southward from Florida’s southern tip, but rather are found […]

Uluru In The Rain: How The Worst Weather Can Make For The Best Vacation
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Uluru In The Rain: How The Worst Weather Can Make For The Best Vacation

As the plane shook and bounced its way through the remnants of Cyclone Yasi, the strongest storm ever to hit Australia, I began to wonder if I was on the right flight. Inside my head were postcard-inspired visions of the Outback: the looming red rock, the dry red desert, the […]

Antarctica Is Just A Flight Away, What Are You Waiting For?
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Antarctica Is Just A Flight Away, What Are You Waiting For?

In 1820, Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica when he was merely 22. Palmer was the captain of sealing ship Hero, and when he was in the area seeking more seals to fill the insatiable New England appetite for seal skins, he spotted the Antarctica Peninsula. In addition to imparting all 20-somethings […]

How I Found Colorado Atop Crestone Needle
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How I Found Colorado Atop Crestone Needle

It was Thursday morning and my cell phone lit up. I had a text. “Look up Crestone Needle and let me know if you have the balls for that one.” It was from my climbing friend Nick. I typed “14ers.com” into my browser — the go-to website for all things […]

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