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Hiking Mount Whitney: California’s Highest Peak (Winter Climb)

Hiking Mt Whitney in the Winter Lone Pine, California The elevation is starting to take its toll. Carefully planting one foot in front of the other, climbing through snow with my ice axe, I push on to summit California’s highest mountain. Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states at 14,505 feet. […]

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Tips For Hiking Tre Cime Di Lavaredo (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, […]

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Our Incredible Doors-Off Helicopter Adventure Over Kauai!

Kauai’s Stunning Na Pali Coastline Kauai, Hawaii One of the best ways to see Hawaiian islands is by air, and my doors-off Kauai helicopter tour of the Na Pali coast was an epic aerial photography experience! If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love helicopters. In fact, I used to want to be a […]

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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 […]

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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. No, this is not an April fools post. Posted April 2nd! The other week I was taking an Uber […]

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Hiking Kerlingarfjöll Geothermal Area (Icelandic Highlands)

Hiking Guide to Kerlingarfjöll in Iceland Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland Deep within Iceland’s central highlands, Kerlingarfjöll is a group of small geothermically active and rust-colored mountains capped with snow. Here’s how to organize your own self-drive adventure. Kerlingarfjöll is a lesser-known day-hiking experience not too far away from Iceland’s famous Golden Circle route. It was one of […]

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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 […]