Now’s The Time To Snag A Pair Of Travel Shorts

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If you were waiting to load up on some late-season summer clothes at a discount, now’s the time to act. The ultimate travel clothes company, Bluffworks, whose clothes I wrote about before, is running a great sale on their line of travel shorts. Shop the entire shorts collection by clicking here. As a reminder, New […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2017)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April — June) of 2017 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

After Trekking The Jordan Trail, Nothing Was The Same

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My friend Jordan was up to his calf in water before we saw the man. The rush and spit of the river meant that we could not hear what he was saying, but from the wide frantic waving of his arms the meaning was clear. As we climbed out of the cut the engorged river […]

Ferrying Into The Heartland Of Ghana On The World’s Largest Man-Made Lake

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Steaming up gargantuan Lake Volta in the dark of night, I gazed at a heaven full of stars above, an occasional cluster of lights along the shoreline marking a village and, here and there, radiant-red, flaring hot spots that appeared to be raging fires. As I puzzled over the blazing anomaly, Captain Eugene walked up, […]

Can A Backpack Really Handle Both The Trail And The City? Let’s Find Out

Monday, June 19, 2017

The first indication you have that MHM Gear’s new Sultan 50 multi-day backpacking-sized pack is different than other bags on the market is the signature S-shaped zipper wrapping around the length of the product. From the top pocket to the base, the trademarked “Snake-Loader” zipper allows users to access the entire contents of the bag […]

A Powder Highway Ski Trip Through Canada

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

About halfway into the 18-minute, high-speed gondola ride up the mountain, my brother-in-law turned to me. He had a concerned look on his face. Beyond us in the distance we could see the steep vertical drops along the south ridge of the forebodingly titled Terminator Peak, the 7,900-foot mountain that caps the southern portion of Kicking […]

Iceland’s Everyday Magic Realism

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Craggy black stone towers loomed over the black sand and stone beach. A silky mist floated between the structures silhouetted ethereally from the sun. They seemed close, but with each step, our feet sunk uncomfortably into the smooth stones. My muscles clenched as I released my foot from the stony grip. It’s as if someone, […]

Maximón: Guatemala’s Chain-Smoking Savior

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Floating mosaics of water lilies hug the sunken interiors of old buildings that line both sides of the dock. I sigh while staring at the jagged cement tops that barely pop above the surface. Water levels here have been rising steadily over the past 50 years. “There used to be a huge park here . […]

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (1st Quarter: 2017)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 1st quarter (January — March) of 2017 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

A Mongolian Bus Ride To Remember

Monday, March 27, 2017

I started my journey from Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, the only real connection point for most of the country’s transport network — much like the center of a spider’s web. Except unlike a spider’s web, which is normally extraordinarily neat at its center point, the bus station there was anything but. It consisted not of a […]

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