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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE—It’s 6:40 a.m. when I step into a white jeep inside Balule Private Game Reserve, a protected wildlife area spanning nearly 100,000 acres on the western border of South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National...

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE—Minutes into our cycling group’s first meeting, someone shares a popular YouTube video of a mountain biker getting taken out by a gazelle while riding through African grasslands. Everyone laughs, and then Justaz...

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE—The future is looking more female in India, where traditional gender roles are facing pressure from the reinvigorated feminist movement sweeping the globe. While women make up less than 30% of India’s workforce nationally,...

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE—Glamping has given luxury camping a bum rap for far too long. The extravagant, posh term referring to experiences where glamour meets camping has turned off some adventurers who would otherwise enjoy this...

SHAPE.COM—In early March, five days after yet another romance failed to launch, I found myself in India having an Eat, Pray, Love moment. Before you roll your eyes, let me just say that the “Pray”...

Secret California Bars

February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VISIT CALIFORNIA—During the Prohibition era, secret bars, or speakeasies, popped up in hidden places; those who dared to seek out these illegal establishments—and had the connections to get in—could enjoy a cocktail in a private,...

ESPNW—Snow sport lovers, from novice to expert, might know the popular adage: “There’s no such thing as bad weather — only bad gear.” With the imminent threat of the polar vortex — gusts of unbearably...

MAP MY RUN—Winter is coming, but not everywhere. It’s easy to forget, but it’s summah, summah, summah time in the sunny southern hemisphere. Hibernating northerners who are already singing the winter blues may want to...

PARTING SHOT: Glacier Gazing in Alaska

October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ten days exploring Alaska as part of the annual ATTA Adventure Travel World Summit in September was not enough for me to fully take in this 49th state’s epic beauty. In that short time, however,...