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WildJunket Magazine out on 16 January 2012!

I’m psyched to announce that we’re officially launching WildJunket Magazine next Monday, 16th January 2012. It will be on sale here – where you can subscribe and get the magazine delivered to your mailbox as a downloadable PDF and an online flipbook. The iOS and Android versions will be available via our magazine partner, Magzter. A preview of each issue […]

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2012: The Year of the Gap Year?

This is a guest post by James of Skyscanner. With a job market that’s still somewhat unstable to say the least, it’s hardly surprising that so many people are considering grabbing the chance to widen their horizons and pick up some new skills on a gap year at the moment. In fact, the trend is […]

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2011: My Year in Pictures

2011 is a year that I’ll always remember – not just for the epic journeys, but also for the amazing people I’ve met and the major milestones in my life. I’ve been extremely lucky on the travel end – with trips to the Arctic, Madagascar and South Africa – places I’d dreamt of visiting for a […]

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7 Up-and-Coming Adventure Destinations for 2012

2012 is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning for the new year. With the Olympics and other events happening around the world, 2012 promises to be an extraordinary year for many of us. In 2011, we saw many off-the-radar destinations emerging in the travel scene, such as Zimbabwe and Ukraine. In the new year, major sporting, cultural and …

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A Tribute to Africa: Beyond Dunes, Deltas and Falls

I’ve just returned from a month of travel in Southern Africa and I’m still struggling to find the right words to describe my experience.  It’s been an amazing journey of dramatic proportions – one that has given me rare experiences, shown me the beautiful sights of Africa and blessed me with lifelong friendships. On my […]

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Featured Destination of the Month: Jordan

Jordan: a land rich in centuries-old history, intriguing Bedouin culture and landscapes that range from vast red rose deserts to the legendary Dead Sea. Situated in the Middle East, Jordan has traditional Arabic flair blended into modern, advanced development, resulting in a safe and fulfilling destination to visit. The country has also gained quite a […]

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Video: Paragliding off Lion’s Head in Cape Town

Holding my hands out to feel the wind in my hands, I glide through the air so gently, it’s almost like floating in the clouds. “This the closest feeling to flying like a bird.” Jan, my paragliding instructor from Para-taxi says. He’s right – I’ve never felt more peaceful and carefree. Ahead of me stands […]

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Video: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

This was one of the reasons that drew me to South Africa: the chance to get close to one of the world’s most intimidating animal, the Great White Shark. Gaansbai, just two hours away from Cape Town, is considered the white shark capital of the world – home to densest population of great white shark […]

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5 National Parks in South Africa Worth Visiting

This is a sponsored guest post by Dale Morris. Although Kruger is undoubtedly the largest and most popular National Park in South Africa there are plenty of other wild venues scattered across the country that are, in my humble opinion, just as interesting if not more so. Here is a list of my favorite five […]

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Essential Packing List for an Africa Overland Trip

As I start my overland journey through Southern Africa, I need to make sure I’ve packed all the essential items for the wilderness. I’ll be spending more than a month bush camping and traveling in areas with limited electricity and water supply, so it’s important to make sure I’ve got everything I’ll possibly need. On […]

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls: Southern Africa Overland

Having just returned from a hectic week at World Travel Market in London, I’m now off to South Africa for a month-long overland trip through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. I’ve long dreamt of traveling overland in this part of Africa – sand boarding in the oldest desert in the world, drifting along the Okavango Delta, […]

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Video: Whale Watching in Husavik, Iceland

// From somewhere beyond the tranquility comes a spray of water and a slow-motion flip of a fluke. It’s a humpback whale. Just meters away from our old sailboat. I watch in awe as it glides gently by the bow of our boat, shyly peeking at us through the water surface. As we inch closer, […]

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Whitewater Rafting in the Glacial River of Northern Iceland

// “It’s all about teamwork!” Our rafting instructor Girish shouts loudly to overcome the deafening sounds of the gushing water around us. “Forward,” he barks at us, “faster!” We paddle in full force, fighting hard to stay afloat amidst the powerful eddies that threaten to swallow us. One, two. One, two. I follow the momentum […]

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Canyoning along Freser River in the Spanish Pyrenees

Standing on a steep rock face that stands 5m above the Freser River, I’m about to jump into the chilly waters.  Nothing quite as intimidating as the heights I’d experienced while coasteering in Wales or skydiving in Costa Brava – but like every first attempt, I’m slightly nervous. Looking down …

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Highlights of the Pyrenees: From the Mountains Through the Rivers to the Sea

Over the past week in the Spanish Pyrenees, we canyoned down rivers, biked through golden meadows, kayaked off the coast, hiked on volcanoes and even flew over the mountains on a hot air balloon. My head is still reeling from the adrenaline-packed adventures and my eyes swirling from the visual …

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