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10 Of My Most Epic Adventures To Date

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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?

Big Island Escape: 6 Ways To See A Different Side Of Hawaii

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Hawaii’s Big Island is full of interesting experiences. Whether you’re looking for adventure, food, culture, history or just relaxation, this Hawaiian destination can offer it—often with an unusual twist. From exotic mushroom factories or rare night dives to edible Donkey […]

Bus-free Through India: That Time I Was Charged By An Elephant

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After cycling 60 miles (97 kilometers), high-altitude camping at 2,200 meters (7,218 feet) and hiking 11 miles (17 kilometer) uphill — including ascending the Western Ghats second-highest peak, Meesapulimala, at 2,640 meters (8,661 feet) — I thought today would be […]

Anacondas, Piranhas And Pink Dolphins, Oh My!: Exploring The Amazon Jungle From Colombia

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Ever since the late 90’s, the Amazon jungle has inspired the image of a massive anaconda wrapping its slithering girth around my body from head to toe. In my vivid imagination, it drags me under water before biting my head […]

Wildlife Adventures: Swimming With Sharks And Sea Lions In The Galapagos Islands

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“Don’t freak out, but there are two huge hammerhead sharks right below us.” My guide Jens’ attempt at having me “not freak out” over the two carnivorous beasts that are 10 feet away from my juicy calves only leads me […]

Solo Travel, Local Culture And Going Beyond The Guidebook In Thailand

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Looking to travel to Thailand? Thailand expert and editor of One Weird Globe Chris Backe shares his knowledge of the country with advice and recommendations on how to travel on a budget, immerse yourself in local culture and go beyond […]

From Soba To Shabushabu: 8 Reasons Japan’s Kansai Region Should Be Your Next Trip

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I recently took a trip to Japan, exploring the Kansai Region’s many food and cultural offerings. Aside for Kyoto, I had never really heard of the other places I went to, adding an element of excitement to the visit. After […]