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    Hiking The Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop (Italian Dolomites)

    My Hiking Guide to Tre Cime di Lavaredo! South Tyrol, Italy Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks) is a famously beautiful and pretty easy alpine day hiking loop in the Italian Dolomites that winds through jagged limestone mountains. The Dolomites are a range of mountains in the Italian Alps covered with hundreds of hiking trails, […] More

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    Hiking Carrauntoohil: Ireland’s Highest Mountain

    Hiking Carrauntoohil Mountain via the Coomloughra Horseshoe Kerry, Ireland While traveling through County Kerry I decided to climb 4 of Ireland’s biggest mountains in a single day, including Carrauntoohil, the highest one in the country. Here’s how! If you’re looking for a challenging (and free) outdoor activity to do while traveling in Ireland, I highly […] More

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    My Run-In With A Notorious Mexican Drug Cartel

    My Craziest Travel Story Somewhere In Mexico… This is the story of how I accidentally wandered into an extremely remote Mexican village that was openly controlled by a ruthless drug cartel — and what happened next. The other week I was taking an Uber from the airport, chatting with the driver about traveling and working […] More

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    Wild Kamchatka: Visiting Russia’s Nomadic Reindeer Herders

    Exploring Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula Kamchatka, Russia On the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, indigenous Even people watch over large herds of reindeer as their ancestors have for centuries. We caught up with them after traveling by snowmobile. Blowing winter snow stung my face like 1000 tiny frozen needles. Riding snowmobiles through a whiteout in 60 […] More

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    Trekking Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail (My Trip Report)

    Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Standing alone on Greenland’s barren ice cap in silence, you’re hit with the reality of how remote it is. Smiling, I hike West on the Arctic Circle Trail as snow begins to fall. Before visiting Greenland to hike the Arctic Circle Trail, I mistakenly assumed the country was […] More

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    Before You Book: Eco-Friendly Hotel Or Just Greenwashing?

    velo_city, Flickr We’ve all stayed at hotels that proudly boast, via little signs on the bed and/or bathroom sink, that they’re doing their part to save the environment. Don’t want towels changed in order to save water? Just hang ’em up, and the housekeeper will know that you’re a carbon footprint-savvy traveler. Sure. I can […] More