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On the Pinadari Glacier Trek in the Himalayas. Photo by Dan Gowanlock

Pindari Glacier Trek: Simplicity in the Himalayas

The Pindari Glacier Trek covers 58 miles of steep terrain in the Kumoan Himalayan region in Uttaranchal, India. Offering spectacular views of the high peaks of Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot, the trek draws travelers seeking a challenge, peaceful silence and natural beauty.
Kee Beach in Kauai. Flickr/Peter Burka

Swimming the Kalalau Trail in Kauai

The Kalalau Trail in Kauai is infamous for 11 miles of twisting track that crosses swollen streams and vertiginous cliffs -- but some swim the sea below.
Kayaking in Storms River at Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa. Flickr/benyeuda

Conquering Demons: Kayak Adventure in South Africa

A traveler is rewarded with breathtaking views when she conquers her fears and journeys down rough water in South Africa's Tsitsikamma National Park.
Diving with cow sharks in South Africa

Video: Diving with the Cow Sharks of Cape Town

Join photojournalists Aaron Gekoski and Chris Scarffe as they dive with some unusual sharks in South Africa.
Nambia. Dune Shadow - Sossusvlei. Photo by Jeanne Block

Solo Travel Namibia: Dunes of Sand and Salt

In Namibia, one of the least populated countries in the world, you can plunge over sand dunes in a four wheeler and look for wildlife in the desert.
Travel in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ol Doinyo Lengai: Visiting A Volcano

Those who climb the world's “coolest” volcano are few and far between. This is adventure travel in a whole new light.
Diving with Sharks in the Bahamas

Lunching With Carnivores: A Shark Dive in The Bahamas

A shark dive in the Bahamas produces stunning underwater photos and plenty of adreneline.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near Cancun.

Swimming with Whale Sharks: Cancun’s Gentle Giants

From May through September, whale sharks frequent the waters near Cancun. Here's how you can experience them up close.

Gates of the Arctic: Adventures in Northern Alaska

Get set for stunning views of the aurora borealis.
Travel in the Cook Islands

Atui’s Daunting Dens: Caving in the Cook Islands

Explore the Cook Islands from the inside out. Just don’t be surprised to rub elbows with a few skeletons!
Running with the bulls in Pamplona Spain

Running with the Bulls in Pamplona

Join the festive (and sometimes inebriated) crowds as they dodge bulls and celebrate summer in this lively Spanish town.
Travel in Mozambique

Paddling Mozambique: African Adventure

For kayak enthusiasts, Mozambique's 1,500-mile coastline dipping is an enticing playground.

On Safari in Maasai Mara: Through The Eyes of a Lion

This was a predator, a killer. He was a larger version of my house cat, and he was considering eating me for lunch!
Snorkeling Australia Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling The Outer Reef: Australia’s Natural Wonder

Nearly 1,500 miles long, the Great Barrier Reef is a living sight to see.

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