Adventure Travel​​

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Into The Andes: The High Road Through Ecuador
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Into The Andes: The High Road Through Ecuador

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 8 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. […]

The Quest For Calm At The Monkey Temple
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The Quest For Calm At The Monkey Temple

“So apparently there’s this crazy monkey temple in the hills that I’ve been meaning to hike up to. It’s called Galtaji. Are you guys in?” asked Sam. She’d been living in Jaipur for the past […]

Some Ideas After You’re Done With Halong Bay
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Some Ideas After You’re Done With Halong Bay

Chances are your visit to Halong bay will likely involve an armada of small boats jammed with backpackers and local tourists navigating the waterways between the limestone outcrops that make up Vietnam’s most recognizable landmark. […]



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