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10 Of My Most Epic Adventures To Date

These epic adventures have fueled and satisfied my need for adrenaline on the road. Which have you tried, and which are still on your bucket list?

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Get Inspired: My Best Travel Instagrams Of 2015

Instead of telling you about my year, I’ll show you — through my best travel Instagrams of 2015, from climbing in Croatia to downhill cycling in Colorado.

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Croatia Adventure: Learning To Rock Climb In Split

I don’t even notice at first. One minute I’m chatting animatedly with my Croactive Holidays climbing guides, Kristian and Pacho, the next I hear a loud thud and feel my teeth smash together. I’m confused. Did something just happen? Suddenly, […]

Wollongong

7 Reasons Wollongong Is The Ultimate Destination For Adrenaline Junkies

Guest Post By Dawn Koch  Located just 52 miles south of Sydney, Wollongong or “The Gong” as it’s affectionately referred to by residents, tends to be overshadowed by its larger, hipper neighbor. But this city’s laid back coastal lifestyle and […]

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How To Visit Tayrona National Park In Colombia (And Have An Amazing Time!)

For many travelers to Colombia, a trip begins in Cartagena. This was the case for me, as well, and while the city has much to offer, I especially liked its day and weekend trip offerings. If you have a few […]

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10 Amazing Offbeat Things To Do In Germany

I’m a sucker for quirky things to do. No matter where I go in the world, I’m always looking for the shocking, the atypical and the lesser-known. For those wanting to go beyond the everyday experience in Germany, I’m here […]

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Leipzig: A Must-Have Day Trip From Berlin, Germany

Munich, Berlin, Hamburg. These are the common cities I hear tourists visiting during trips to Germany. After a recent trip to Leipzig, I can’t believe this city isn’t on the list. Not only is it a short and straight trip […]

10 Unique Experiences To Have In Chile

10 Unique Experiences To Have In Chile

When I backpacked South America, one country I found difficult to plan was Chile. While I had heard they had great wine, adventurous hikes and beautiful landscapes, I had no idea where to actually go and what to actually do. […]

11 Adventurous Activities In South America

11 Adventurous Activities In South America

For those looking for adventure, South America is full of options. Whether you’re looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world’s largest jungle, or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, […]

First Woman to Climb the 14 Major Peaks of the World Without Oxygen

First Woman to Climb the 14 Major Peaks of the World Without Oxygen

Another record has been set in the world of extreme sports as Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian woman from Germany, summited 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without carrying backup oxygen. Supported by grants from the National Geographic Society, Kaltenbrunner […]