Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Some folks like driving the wide-open road, but if you’d rather drive where there’s no road at all, you’re going to love Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The area has more than 32,000 acres...

Tramp The Milford in New Zealand

Once described as the finest walk in the world, the South Island's Milford track is a multiday foot journey beside Gin-Clear Streams, between Menacing Canyon Walls, over an Alpine Pass, and past one of...

Discovering South America

There are few places on earth that can match the spirit, energy and breathtaking beauty of South America. Discovering the continent’s many delights, however, could take a while. For those with limited time, this...

10 Places to See the Last Healthy Coral Reefs

Scuba divers will testify—there’s no more jaw-dropping sight than a healthy coral reef, with its vivid colors, mazy shapes, quicksilver fish, and dreamy anemones. But a quarter of the world’s coral reefs are now...

Conquering Peaks – 10 Trekking Trips

1 Hike to Everest Base Camp, Nepal For most trekkers, the best way of climbing Everest is by hiking to its more attainable Base Camp. In doing so, you will first pass through Sherpa country,...

Safari by Horseback

Forget the idea of touring Africa by jeep. Imagine, instead, galloping on a horse alongside herds of wildebeest and zebras, cantering beside a cluster of giraffe, or trotting toward a group of buffalo or elephants....

Exploring the Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland hasn’t had it easy for the past few years. One of the first countries to crumble under the weight of the global financial crisis, it is just now slowly moving toward economic recovery—thanks...

Trekking the Taman Negara Rainforest

Most forest hikes will take you back into nature, but some treks can take you back in time. Taman Negara is the ideal place for such an experience; some 130 million years old, the...

Trekking in the Dogon Country

One of West Africa’s few remaining animist communities, the Dogon people still live in longstanding villages sprinkled throughout Mali’s central plateau region. While nearly 500,000 people carry on the traditional ways of life here...

Discover Nepal

Enthusiastic explorers of culture will love this week-long immersion in Nepal’s diverse culture and topography – which starts the moment you touch down in Kathmandu. After checking in, you’ll head for dinner at Utsav...

Valle de la Luna

If you’ve ever wanted to take a walk on the moon, this is the place for you. Set in the Cordillera de la Sal (or Salt Mountains), west of San Pedro de Atacama (about...

Jbel Toubkal – Northern Africa’s Tallest Peak

Morocco is magical—and climbing Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Northern Africa, is one of its most spellbinding experiences. But it’s no small feat; it takes will, determination, and a spirit of adventure—not to...

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