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A Traveler’s Guide to Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland

Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s barely three hours away from London by plane – and yet anchored within its own world of raw and untouched wildernesss. Volcanically and geologically active, the country is a land of extremities. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, its interior is […]

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Hit the Trail: 10 Best Treks in the World


Best Treks in the World – A Spectacular Top 10 The best treks in the world are no walks in the park, but they’re sure to challenge you physically and mentally, stretching your limit and amplifying your view of a country. If you have a deep yearning to go deep into the backroads of a […]

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Spirits and Spells: Voodoo Culture in Benin

Voodoo culture in Benin

Voodoo Culture in Benin Mention the word ‘voodoo’ and most people conjure images of dolls riddled with nails, and spooky witches casting spells on the innocent. So did I — until my recent trip to West Africa, the birthplace of voodoo. As I learned on this journey, voodoo isn’t some black magic or evil witchcraft […]

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From Slavery to Voodoo: My Journey into the Heart of West Africa

West Africa

For a long time, travel to West Africa was restricted — due to civil wars, tribal conflicts, terrorism and the ebola outbreak. Today, this is the world’s poorest region, with many countries here occupying the lowest positions in the UN Human Development Index. A large percentage of people here survive on barely $20 a month. For travelers, […]

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10 Places to See Before They Disappear

10 places to see before they disappear

The world is a beautiful place and it’s packed with a string of incredible natural attractions. Sadly, climate change and human activities are causing many of these places to disappear. Scientists are raising concerns that climate change is affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, islands, and glaciers, leading to potentially drastic changes. Places to see Before they Disappear We’ve put […]

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From Polar Expeditions to Overland Trips: Which Adventure Tour to Choose?


As I discussed yesterday, tours aren’t all that bad — they can be great value for money, they get you to places that are otherwise difficult to reach, and most importantly, they connect you with like-minded travelers. Group tours these days are not just limited to whistle-stop sightseeing tours — they can range from active […]

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How to Plan Your Next Adventure — Tackling the Basics


Have a strong urge to head out and see the world but don’t know where to start? Whether you are planning your first RTW trip or just researching for your next epic trip, it can be quite daunting. I’ve compiled some basic tips for those who are looking for adventure but are unsure where to […]

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Best Destinations for Overland Travel: From East Africa to the Silk Road

On safari in Etosha

raveling overland is a fantastic way to really get to know a region. Watch the world fly by and sample every bit of it as you slowly weave your way through the back roads of a country. See what exists between the large towns and cities and the tourist traps and you’ll often be surprised […]

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Canyons, Cliffs and Wildlife — Mongolia’s Gurvan Saikhan

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Before my trip to Mongolia, I’d imagined vast swathes of deserts and empty steppes. It therefore came as quite a surprise when I found myself traipsing through varied landscapes that ranged from beautiful canyons to networks of caves and majestic mountain ranges. Here in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, a surprise awaits at every […]

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Our Biggest Adventure to Date — the India Rickshaw Run!

Over the past few years, our travel style and interest have slowly evolved as we started exploring deeper and further. Travel no longer seemed enough for us — we felt the urge to see the world but at the same time experience real adventures that would challenge us on every level. And with that, we […]

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7 Off-Track Countries that Are Worth Checking Out

Tbilisi, Georgia

There are many well-known tourist destinations in the world, and they’re popular for good reason. But, imagine having incredible local experiences, lazing on world-class beaches, and exploring untouched terrain…with hardly a tourist in sight! Getting off the beaten path once in a while is something that every traveler should aim to do, the experiences you’ll […]

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From Everest Adventurer to Children’s Book Author: Interview with Sophie Helenek


When I first got to know Sophie, I couldn’t stop reading her stories of adventure from around the world. As an accomplished adventurer, she is the fourth and youngest French woman to scale Mount Everest (29,000+ feet). Even when she was pregnant, she continued to climb mountains and kayak on smooth waters. When she was forty […]

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Death-Defying Extreme Adventures: Are You Brave Enough?


Skydiving, bungee jumping, canyon swings. Been there, done that. But what about rock-climbing or sleeping in a tent a few thousand meters above ground? Or white-water kayaking off a ferocious waterfall? Or abseiling into a deep crater? We’ve found some death-defying adventures that will test even the most hardened traveler out there. These extreme adventures […]

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