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The Neuroscience behind Why We Seek Adventures

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Are you hooked to adventures so daring they will nullify your life insurance policy? Here’s what social neuroscientist and blogger, Donné Minné, has to say about why museums and cocktail-sipping on the beach no longer make the cut when it comes to travel. Read more of her neuroscience-travel stories on Where’s My Dopamine. Extreme sports […]

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

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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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Summer in Costa Brava: Exploring Secret Coves, Beaches and Trails

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Pardon me for a week of silence! We took last week off from work to treat ourselves to a holiday in Costa Brava. Many people think that I’m on a perpetual holiday since I’m constantly traveling — but few know how much work I put in and how exhausting it is to be on the road […]

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Walking the Camino de Santiago: A Complete Guide

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As a well-known long-distance trek, the Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes running across Europe, all leading to the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Retracing its origins to the 9th century, Camino de Santiago, also known as “The Way of Saint James”, was an important pilgrimage route for the Christians. The Christian apostle Saint James […]

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Skydiving Gold Coast Australia — Plunging Off at 12,000 Feet Above Ground

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Skydiving Gold Coast Australia “Are you ready?” David, my skydive master from Gold Coast Skydive, shouts from behind me amidst the strong winds and the roaring engine. I’m sitting at the ledge of the plane’s opened door, about to jump from 12,000 feet above the ground. Looking down at the earth far beneath my feet, my head spins deliriously and my […]

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Road Warriors: Testing our New Eagle Creek Gear

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As adventure travelers who spend a great deal of time on the road, we take our travel gear quite seriously and we always make sure to invest in quality products that can withstand extreme conditions. Through the years, we’ve spent quite a lot of money, time and effort to find the gear that suit our needs but it hasn’t […]

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Shotover Canyon Swing — the World’s Highest Cliff Jump

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My Experience on the Shotover Canyon Swing “1…2….3….” Counting to three, I mentally brace myself for the jump and slowly push myself backwards with my toes. But just as I’m pivoted on the ledge, the jump master pulls me back up. He laughs at the expression on my face, but I’m too scared to laugh along. It’s […]

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Nicaragua on Horseback: Riding in San Juan del Sur

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Combing through the walls of sturdy tree trunks and canopies of lush green leaves, we set out from Morgan’s Rock in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, on the back of a truck just before the afternoon heat reached its highest. We reached the stables by dirt road in less than ten minutes, where we met our horses. I was […]

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Highlights of Mauritius: from Islands to Mountains

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We’ve just left Mauritius after spending a week island-hopping and exploring the beaches and jungles of the island. From the west highlands of Chamarel to the eastern shore of Pointe d’Esny and the northern coast of Grand Baie, we traversed the island in search of unusual experiences. And although we didn’t find quite as many adventures as we wanted to, we still had a […]

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Wild and Rugged Mauritius: Canyoning Tamarin Falls

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Peering over the edge of the 45-meter high waterfall, my knees begin to shake and my head spins slightly. I’m about to abseil down the steep and slipper rock face with nothing more than a harness, a rope intertwined within several carabiners, a wetsuit, and a helmet. Alberto takes his turn before me, and before he takes off, he […]

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Photo Essay: Mauritius at First Glance

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We arrived in Mauritius this morning just as the sun poked its brash, cheeky head above the horizon. It was a new beginning of the day and an indication of the time we had ahead of us on this beautiful island nation. Our schedule in Mauritius has been busy and intense, packed to the brim […]

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors in West Sweden’s Lake District, Dalsland

Endless greenery in Dalsland

Swathed in acres of untouched forests and endless lakes, the province of Dalsland is a vast wilderness area that sprawls across the inland region of West Sweden. Known as Sweden’s lake district, Dalsland is covered with more lakes than almost any other Swedish province. It’s also home to the famous Dalsland Canal, a massive waterway that connects a labyrinth of large […]

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West Sweden’s Islands, Beaches, and Seals: Sea Kayaking and Camping in Bohuslän

Our lunch stop at a deserted island

We can’t quite believe our luck. It’s sunny and warm, and there’s not a single cloud above our heads. Summer in Sweden isn’t usually this glorious but we’ve clearly hit the jackpot with the weather. Here on our own deserted island, we’re basking under the sun, enjoying some packed Swedish meatballs and salad that we’ve packed – along with several other basic […]

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Getting Up Close and Personal with the Moose – Sweden’s National Symbol

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On our last trip to the Swedish Lapland, we heard plenty about the country’s moose, but never had a chance to see them. This time round, by sheer coincidence, we chanced upon a moose park at Dalslands Aktiviteter and found ourselves getting up close and personal to these gentle giants. These moose, known as the national […]

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