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  • Tragedy and Triumph on Winter K2 as Sherpas Claim Last Great Himalayan Prize

    Tragedy and Triumph on Winter K2 as Sherpas Claim Last Great Himalayan Prize

    An all-Nepali team of 10 climbers stepped together onto the summit of K2 (8611m / 28,251 ft) late this afternoon local time, making the first winter ascent of the world’s second-highest peak. As the team descended in darkness to Camp 3 (23,760 ft), word of Spanish climber Sergi Mingote’s death lower on the mountain tempered […] More

  • The Dunbar Number

    The Dunbar Number

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript There is a number, a very special number, which is inside all of us. It is inside you, inside me, and inside every person on Earth. It dictates our social interactions. It has determined the size of […] More

  • How to Include Travel Experience on Your Resume • The Blonde Abroad

    How to Include Travel Experience on Your Resume • The Blonde Abroad

    Before I became The Blonde Abroad, I was a new college graduate ready to dive into the career world. I literally couldn’t wait to get into the business world. I had a job lined up for me and was slipping on heels before I even had my cap and gown hung in the closet. Like […] More

  • Grand Teton Nat Park Camp Resos Go On Sale Soon—Get to a Computer

    Grand Teton Nat Park Camp Resos Go On Sale Soon—Get to a Computer

    The author, enjoying a week of Grand Teton camping. Grand Teton National Park has some of the best car camping in the country. It also has some of the most coveted, with reservations selling out in the blink of an eye during early summer, especially at Colter Bay, Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake, Signal Mountain, and […] More

  • Our CEO Selects Her Top Hotels for 2021 — by Tablet Hotels

    Our CEO Selects Her Top Hotels for 2021 — by Tablet Hotels

    On January 1, Lucy Lieberman took over as the new head of Tablet Hotels — only the second CEO in the twenty-year history of our company. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you probably saw her message about 2021 and the future of travel. She also wanted to take a moment to introduce herself another […] More

  • There’s a Lifted, Meaner-Looking Subaru Outback ‘Wilderness’ Coming in 2022

    There's a Lifted, Meaner-Looking Subaru Outback 'Wilderness' Coming in 2022

    The Subaru Outback (as well as the taller, shorter Forester) already has impressive off-road chops from the factory. 8.7 inches of ground clearance, a terrific AWD system, plus X-Mode, a sophisticated software suite that outthinks terrain for even more traction. Not bad for, essentially, a station wagon. But, we are firmly in the Overlanding era. […] More

  • Why We Need Aldo Leopold’s ‘Land Ethic’ Now More Than Ever

    Why We Need Aldo Leopold’s ‘Land Ethic’ Now More Than Ever

    An ongoing reckoning with race in American history has drawn attention to racism in the environmental movement. Critiques have focused on themes such as forced removal of Indigenous peoples from ancestral lands, early conservationists’ support for eugenics and the chronic lack of diversity in environmental organizations. They also have scrutinized the racial views of key […] More

  • Did You Know There is a US Virgin Islands National Park?

    Did You Know There is a US Virgin Islands National Park?

    Not all national parks are in mountains, redwood forests, or red rock deserts. The US Virgin Islands boasts its own, Virgin Islands National Park. A tropical paradise filled with jungles, ancient petroglyphs, white sand beaches, reefs thronged with fish, and, jeez, how good does that all sound right now? This video from More Than Just […] More

  • The Legend of D.B. Cooper

    The Legend of D.B. Cooper

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript On November 24, 1971, a man who identified himself as Dan Cooper purchased a $20 ticket for a short 30-minute flight from Portland to Seattle.  He had with him a briefcase filled with dynamite and wanted $200,000.  […] More

  • Tips for Hosting a Wellness Retreat with Your Friends • The Blonde Abroad

    Tips for Hosting a Wellness Retreat with Your Friends • The Blonde Abroad

    Sure, romantic escapes are incredible and I’m always up for a solo adventure but there’s nothing like going on a girlfriend getaway. I’ve talked to you guys many times before about my favorite destinations around the globe for girls-only adventures. From girls’ nights out in Vegas to female-friendly adventures in Cape Town, things are always […] More

  • Listen to Jon Krakauer Discuss the 25th Anniversary of ‘Into the Wild’

    Listen to Jon Krakauer Discuss the 25th Anniversary of 'Into the Wild'

    I’ve never before listened to the Press Box podcast, which is part of The Ringer, the Bill Simmons-led sports and culture media mini-empire. But this latest episode, in which the hosts Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker interview Jon Krakauer for the 25th anniversary of Into the Wild, and writing in general is fascinating. The gist: […] More

  • Ooooh, a New Bike Rafting Guide Book is in the Works

    Ooooh, a New Bike Rafting Guide Book is in the Works

    Steve “Doom” Fassbinder is a friend of AJ and we’re delighted he’s launching a guide book for all things bikerafting, with adventure journalist and fellow bikepacking guide Liz Scully. But it’s not just a guide book. It will also have adventure stories from bikerafting experts, including Roman Dial and Huw Oliver, among others. Oh, right, […] More

  • Dr. Cora Smith Eaton Was a Suffragist, Physician, and Pioneering Mountaineer

    Dr. Cora Smith Eaton Was a Suffragist, Physician, and Pioneering Mountaineer

    On July 30, 1909, Dr. Cora Smith Eaton summited Mount Rainier, along with a group of fellow suffragettes, and planted a “Votes for Women” pennant. A year later, women in Washington were finally granted the right to vote, making it the fifth state in the nation to extend the vote to women. It took another ten […] More

  • Best Places to Stay in Death Valley

    The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

    Death Valley may sound intimidating, and to some degree it is. It holds the record for having the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth, and its sweltering heat also makes it the nation’s driest national park. But behind the deathly name lies gorgeous land formations, salt pans, and trails. In fact, Death Valley is the […] More

  • The Ultimate Wellness and Hiking Guide for Moab, Utah • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate Wellness and Hiking Guide for Moab, Utah • The Blonde Abroad

    Moab, Utah, located in southeastern Utah, is known for its gorgeous Mars-like scenery. It’s the perfect place for those who love serious adventures—from hiking to biking to jeeping to climbing. Because of all the impressive nature and endless possibilities when it comes to outdoor activities, it’s a wonderful place to get away from it all…and […] More

  • Surströmming: The World’s Smelliest Food

    Surströmming: The World

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript There are many foods that are considered an acquired taste. Foods that might not be very palatable the first time you try it, or something that just doesn’t sit right with most people. It could be something […] More

  • A Message From Our New CEO — by Tablet Hotels

    A Message From Our New CEO — by Tablet Hotels

    Right now might seem like one of the most challenging times in history to become the head of a travel company. It’s still really shocking out there. In our hometown of NYC the signs of disruption are unmistakable: hundreds of closed hotels, boarded-up storefronts, and restaurants operating with lean crews, if they’re even open at […] More

  • How to Use Map and Compass for Off-Trail, Uh, Trail Running

    How to Use Map and Compass for Off-Trail, Uh, Trail Running

    We’re big fans of GPS here, because it instantly tells you where you are, it’s trackable by friends and family, and it leaves a nice trail of where you’ve been for future route planning. But there’s something wonderful about reading a map, taking a bearing, and navigating free from any kind of screen. It’s one […] More

  • While We Wait For the Rivians, Here’s an All-Electric VW Bus

    While We Wait For the Rivians, Here's an All-Electric VW Bus

    The Rivians are coming. The electric Sprinter vans are coming. The electric Ford Transit vans are (maybe) coming. The electric Audis, the VWs, the Bollingers, the Etheriums. Okay, I made that last one up. But there are, we’re pretty sure, dozens of EVs just over the horizon, waiting for…well, that’s unclear, but they’re coming. We […] More

  • Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes with Apricot and Fig Compote

    Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes with Apricot and Fig Compote

    Truth be told, I have never been that big of a fan of pancakes. Maybe that’s because I didn’t grow up in a pancake-making family, and the only time I had them was on summer backpacking trips. They were always made from an industrial mix (which as great for feeding large groups, less great for […] More

  • The Roman Province of Hispania

    The Roman Province of Hispania

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Before Spain became Spain, it was part of the Roman province of Hispania.  To understand the language, and geography of not just Spain but of the entire Iberian Peninsula, you have to understand Hispania.  Learn more about […] More

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in New Mexico • The Blonde Abroad

    The Coolest Airbnbs in New Mexico • The Blonde Abroad

    As an Airbnb Associate, I’m excited to curate incredible properties around the world. At no extra cost to you, I earn a small commission when you book through these links which helps me run this blog. New Mexico has some really intriguing and unique places to visit. From White Sands National Park to Las Cruces […] More

  • 8 Important Tips & Things To Avoid

    Expert Vagabond

    Tips For Renting A Car In Europe Europe driving guide Renting a car in Europe and self-driving is a great way to experience the EU. But there are a few different things you should know before you embark on a European road trip. My wife Anna and I spent a year living in Italy as […] More

  • Here’s a Study of the Injuries You’re Most Likely to Suffer

    Here's a Study of the Injuries You're Most Likely to Suffer

    Ever wonder as you’re about to nose over a bulbous rock garden leading to an off camber drop what injury you’re most likely to suffer if things got sideways? Well, the Enduro World Series has released a comprehensive study of the injuries its riders suffered over a two-year period a decade or so ago. It’s […] More

  • Kulning, the Ancient Nordic Art of Calling in the Herd With Haunting Song

    Kulning, the Ancient Nordic Art of Calling in the Herd With Haunting Song

    In ancient Scandinavian forests, farms, and valleys, women once widely practiced Kulning, a haunting singing that served to call in the animals. It was also a kind of warning system for any nearby homesteads or herders, as the piercing song echoes and vibrates over long distances. There are still some practitioners in the Nordic countries, […] More

  • Holiday planning in 2021: Top Travel Destinations

    Holiday planning in 2021: Top Travel Destinations

    12 Jan Holiday planning in 2021: Top Travel Destinations Posted at 16:53h in Blog by Victoria Brewood There have been plenty of things that we’d like to quickly forget in 2020, but arguably one of the worst factors has been the lack of planning. We just haven’t been able to make any long-term plans. Hopefully, […] More

  • Driving to Patagonia in a 1973 Ford

    adventure journal overlandia ford taunus station wagon 01

    There are 4,000-some stories in the Adventure Journal archive, many of them evergreen, always ready to be dusted off, polished, and retold. Like this incredible story of driving the length of South America, an international adventure that sounds too good to be true in these pandemic days. -Ed. For four long hours, the blunt nose […] More

  • The 10 Best Airbnbs in Hawaii

    The 10 Best Airbnbs in Hawaii

    I’ve long been enchanted by the different islands in Hawai’i. Each one has has its own flavor, with some presenting desert, 4×4 road adventures while others have lush waterfalls and sacred mountains. My favorite way to stay when I visit the islands is in Airbnbs, and there are plenty of unique ones all over Hawaii […] More

  • The Nuclear Football

    The Nuclear Football

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript Odds are, if you have ever seen a photo of the president of the United States over the last 60 years, there has been someone in the background or walking a few steps behind, who had in […] More

  • Help Project 529 Out With a Bike Theft Survey

    Help Project 529 Out With a Bike Theft Survey

    January 11, 2021 Help Project 529 Out With a Bike Theft Survey Are you familiar with Project 529? It’s a community-powered bike registration service that’s trying to meaningfully address the endemic issue of bike theft. You register your bike with them, and you become part of a community that watches out for each other’s bikes, […] More

  • The Most Incredible Wave in Surf History Was Ridden Last Week

    The Most Incredible Wave in Surf History Was Ridden Last Week

    Surely, even if you’ve only a passing interest in surfing, you’ve heard of Mavericks, a big-wave spot about 25 miles south of San Francisco. It’s one of the two towers of impossibly big, scary, and dangerous wave, a cold-water counter to Maui’s Jaws. Mavericks, as well as Jaws, is a big fist of reef that […] More

  • The Pyrenees Are So, So Underrated

    The Pyrenees Are So, So Underrated

    Elegant but craggy, the Pyrenees divide the Iberian peninsula from France, and boy do they look magnificent doing so. The Alps, but not as crowded. Snowy peaks, endless waterfalls, impossibly picturesque valleys, serve cows plodding past with giant bells clashing beneath their necks. Heaven. Source link More

  • The McRib

    The McRib

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript The musical Brigadoon is about a Scottish village which appears for one day every 100 years. The village can be thought of as a metaphor for things that are fleeting, or why we must take advantage of […] More

  • The Highway 95 Road Trip from Reno to Las Vegas

    tonopah sand dunes

    Once upon a time, I believed that all there was to Nevada was endless desert and desolation. I owe this in part to the barren, dry drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which I’ve traversed more times than I care to count. This is a common assumption. Most people don’t realize that Nevada is […] More

  • Best Fragrances For The Chinese New Year – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Fragrances For The Chinese New Year – Style – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    The Chinese New Year falls on 12 February 2021, ushering in the Year of the Ox, which in the Chinese Zodiac represents strong, open people with a great sense of friendship. We review the best fragrances for the Chinese New Year below. Auctions Sort By 1. Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea fragrance Acqua di Parma […] More

  • Best Priority Pass Airport Lounge At Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Priority Pass Airport Lounge At Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    O’Hare International Airport or Chicago O’Hare is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. We review the best airport lounge at ORD if you have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card. Auctions Sort By There are two Priority Pass lounges at O’Hare International Airport or Chicago O’Hare; the Air France […] More

  • The Ultimate Hiking Gear Guide for Women • The Blonde Abroad

    The Ultimate Hiking Gear Guide for Women • The Blonde Abroad

    In my opinion, hiking is one of the best forms of therapy. You’re moving your body, breathing in the fresh air, and getting in tune with nature — is there anything better? Through the years, I’ve hiked through some of the most incredible places: Yosemite, Moab, and Machu Picchu, just to name a few. Over […] More

  • Trump’s Plan To Sell Off ANWR Oil Leases Was Huge Bust

    Trump's Plan To Sell Off ANWR Oil Leases Was Huge Bust

    While riotous insurrectionary terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, a bit of otherwise big news regarding the federal government went largely unnoticed. The White House’s push to rush sales of oil and gas drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge resulted in a big dud. The lease sale was announced back in […] More

  • The Erfurt Latrine Disaster

    The Erfurt Latrine Disaster

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Transcript In the year 1184 in the Dutchy of Thuringia, in what is today the country of Germany, a conflict raged between the Count of Thuringia and the Archbishop of Mainz.  To resolve this dispute, the German King […] More

  • Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji — by Tablet Hotels

    Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji — by Tablet Hotels

    Jacques Cousteau is among history’s great environmentalists, a 20th-century French explorer whose documentaries introduced the idea of undersea exploration to the public. He helped curtail whaling, stop the disposal of nuclear waste in the oceans, and — fun fact — played a major role in the invention of SCUBA diving. His son has carried on […] More

  • In the Grand Canyon, Scientists Struggle to Bring Back the Bugs

    In the Grand Canyon, Scientists Struggle to Bring Back the Bugs

    WHAT I LEFT OUT is a recurring feature in which book authors are invited to share anecdotes and narratives that, for whatever reason, did not make it into their final manuscripts. In this installment, Martin Doyle shares a story that was left out of The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers. […] More

  • How About a Mid-Winter Father/Son Surf Trip to Baja?

    How About a Mid-Winter Father/Son Surf Trip to Baja?

    The Fletcher family is one of surfing’s most, well, hmm. Influential? Cherished? Infamous? Beloved? Let’s go with that one, beloved. Herbie Fletcher, the patriarch, was one of the most advanced surfers of the 70s, and his kids, Christian and Fletcher, each have heavily imprinted surf culture. Christian with a gritty punk approach to skateboard-sizing surfing, […] More

  • The Last Germans to Surrender

    The Last Germans to Surrender

    Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | AmazonStitcher | Podcast Republic | RSS | Patreon Translate Wars can start with a bang but end with a whimper. Often an attack or an invasion will begin a war, but even one when one side surrenders, it can take days, weeks, or months for word […] More

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in Arizona • The Blonde Abroad

    The Coolest Airbnbs in Arizona • The Blonde Abroad

    As an Airbnb Associate, I’m excited to curate incredible properties around the world. At no extra cost to you, I earn a small commission when you book through these links which helps me run this blog. In need of a staycation or planning a Southwest road trip? Arizona has so many cool cities to see […] More

  • Watch The Most Satisfying Snow Dump Imaginable

    Watch The Most Satisfying Snow Dump Imaginable

    January 7, 2021 Watch The Most Satisfying Snow Dump Imaginable If you’re the sort who can’t resist knocking clumps of snow from trees, or kicking icicles from wheel wells, you’re going to love this. It was filmed in Yuzawa City, in northern Japan. Don’t know what kind of garage this is, but this is clearly […] More

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