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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 […]

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. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. When Ania was a little […]

Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full
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Bad News Sweden: Phuket Is Full

Bad news Sweden: Phuket is full. Well, not full exactly, but the Thai island (and its smaller nearby cousins, known for their white sand beaches and DEET-laced alcoholic cocktails) is on path for another record-setting year, with an estimated 4.7 million visitors expected to visit the island in 2012, up from […]

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 month or so and was already well versed in the main tourist attractions: the Hawa […]

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. But if you’re interested in seeing some other just as interesting but less crowded sites, […]

Hiking Through The Past In Kauai
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Hiking Through The Past In Kauai

Day two of our mini-adventure was not off to a good start. Megan’s hiking boots were soaked and covered in the pasty red sludge that had become the Kalalau Trail. My declarations to “look at the view” were met with, “just stop talking to me for 30 minutes and I […]

Medellin: A Tale of Two Cities
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Medellin: A Tale of Two Cities

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 7 “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. Fourteen-year-old hookers stand at the […]

Heard Of Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba? Probably Not, But That May Change Soon
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Heard Of Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba? Probably Not, But That May Change Soon

When you think hydroelectric dam build in the 1950′s by an Italian company in Zimbabwe, you probably don’t think environmental wonderland in Southern Africa, but this may change soon. Lake Kariba, located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is experiencing a resurgence of sorts. As the economic and political […]

The Other Face Of India
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The Other Face Of India

A group of smiling young faces stare back at you from the photograph. Their bodies are thin and semi-clothed, and they are sitting in filth; a stagnated water puddle serves as a befitting background. Kids of slum dwellers in Kolkata are extremely excited at having their picture taken. Their joviality […]

My Trek Into The Utah Desert For Two Weeks With Only The Clothes On My Back
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My Trek Into The Utah Desert For Two Weeks With Only The Clothes On My Back

“I haven’t felt like this since I had malaria,” Doug mutters. Doug extends a hand toward an archaic sight: A figure wearing a buckskin skirt perches motionless on a rock. The figure takes a stick from the weary grasp of Doug’s hand and suggests a diagnosis. “Your energy drop is […]

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