Adventure Travel

You Haven’t Experienced A Sunrise Until You’ve Done So In Tikal, Guatemala

Monday, July 22, 2013

The only thing more magical than hiking through a jungle in the dark, following a path that must be made of white gravel because it glows faintly in the full moon, is hiking through a jungle in the dark past big black hills — blacker than the sky behind them, blacker than the trees that […]

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 1): India with Alexandra Bregman [Video]

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Expeditioner Presents (Episode 1): India with Alexandra Bregman In the first episode of The Expeditioner Presents, I sit down with Alexandra Bregman to discuss India, a country we both know from recent experiences: Alexandra lived and worked as an expat in New Delhi, and I recently returned from a trip to India where I […]

I Can’t Stop Looking At These Amazing Travel Photos From India

Friday, June 7, 2013

I’m loving the photo collection I recently discovered by noted travel photographer Steve McCurry (a 30-year veteran in the industry) entitled “Trains,” his ode to India’s beloved and ubiquitous mode of transportation. From the sweeping long shots (like the one from Agra above), to the intimate close-ups, McCurry’s overarching theme is his amazing ability to […]

In Search Of The Northern Lights

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We huddled in the dark in front of the laptop. Webcams pointed out across the vast frozen lake would pick up any sign of the aurora borealis before the human eye. Outside the temperature was several degrees below freezing and the snow was knee-deep. It was our sixth attempt at seeing the northern lights, and […]

Afghanistan: Should You Go And How To Get There?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A recent article on GoMad Nomad tries to show travelers how to get to Afghanistan, which, in recent years, has been more difficult and slightly frightening. At the top of the article, there is a disclaimer noting that, although the author has survived a trip to this country, it does not mean that one should […]

The 7 Best Travel Experiences In Mongolia

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mongolia, former empire of Genghis Khan, is home to one of the last nomadic, horse-based cultures in the world, as well as the home of the famous Gobi Desert in Asia. Explorers looking to adventure on the path-less-traveled should journey to experience the people of Mongolia and to discover their ancient culture in one of […]

A Lesson In Laid-Back Travel On Cambodia’s Mekong Discovery Trail

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I’m a great planner — an aspect of my personality so ingrained that it rarely faded during 10 months on the road. Even removed as I was from the rigours of Western life, away from the myriad rules and regulations that simply don’t apply in other parts of the world, the need to strategize remained […]

The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 11 “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. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Pink flamingos wade through blood-red lagoons on a seemingly endless […]

Top 5 Things To Do While Visiting North Korea

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Travel to North Korea? Most people are shocked when they learn that thousands of Westerners do in fact travel to North Korea every year. While tourism in North Korea is very structured, there are still plenty of opportunities to meet the locals and experience authentic North Korean sights. Below are five things you must do if you […]

10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I burned my hand pretty bad when I was at an age when I was longer dirtying my diaper but still believed that the Easter Bunny sometimes went on picnics with Santa Claus and Batman. I scorched it while helping my mom cook in the kitchen (if I was a girl she would have named […]

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