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Asheville, North Carolina: Outdoor Adventure Mecca of the United States

Adventure Activities in Asheville, NC: Looking Glass Falls

Fourteen years ago, when I was looking at colleges, a small school by the name of Warren Wilson caught my eye. With a student body of just 800 people, it was known to be one of the most alternative and progressive schools in the world. How very Asheville 😉 This tiny little town was still […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel in the Eastern Caribbean

Planes landing on Maho Beach is an adventure in itself!

I recently took a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean—and because I’m all about adventure, I chose a few high-octane offshore experiences to keep me busy. (Cruises aren’t just for relaxation, you know.) But what if you don’t feel ready for the extreme stuff yet? What if you’ve never done any of those things and, as […]

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30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You’re 30

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After all, milestones aren’t measured in years—they’re measured by the journey. Coincidentally, my 30th year (which just passed on the 30th of last month!) took place […]

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Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Visiting The Pyramids of Giza: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

I was startled awake in the middle of the night by a strange Egyptian man shouting loudly at me in Arabic. He seemed angry, but I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Why was he yelling at me? I stared back with confused eyes, only finding the strength to mumble a single word. “Huh?” More […]

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Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

Breaking the Rules in Petra, Jordan: Free Climbing to the Top of the Monastery

“Get down!” the local Bedouin man shouted. “Not allowed!” An awkward-looking twenty-something with blonde dreadlocks and a peach-fuzz beard peeked his head over the edge of the cliff and then quickly withdrew himself. “No no! You come down! Police are here!” I looked next to me—the skinny policeman was sprawled out across the entire couch, […]

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Paragliding in Medellin, Colombia

Paragliding Selfie!

Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. We had been climbing through the sky for more than 20 minutes when we began our descent. The farmhouses below were becoming larger and larger until […]

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