Adventure travel

Can the Maasai survive modernity?
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Can the Maasai survive modernity?

The semi-nomadic people still roam East Africa, but modern life is taking its toll on their traditions
The rise of the big, unnecessary, crazy, travel adventure
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The rise of the big, unnecessary, crazy, travel adventure

For some, a trip to India isn’t enough anymore, it seems
Competitive travel-- the people who've been everywhere

Competitive travel-- the people who've been everywhere

Every country, state, province and island -- for some, travel means ticking off as many places as possible
13 scary-but-awesome viewing platforms

13 scary-but-awesome viewing platforms

Skywalks, viewing platforms, observation decks -- various experiences with one result -- the promise to do it again soon
Walking vs. cycling: Which is better for travel?
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Walking vs. cycling: Which is better for travel?

A 3,500-mile walk versus a 35,000-mile cycle -- one adventurer who’s done both considers the blisters, pulled muscles and exhaustion of each
Tourism comes (slowly) to Chile’s best-kept secret
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Tourism comes (slowly) to Chile’s best-kept secret

A new airport is poised to bring modern tourism to little-visited Chiloé Island. Locals wonder what being “discovered” will mean for them
7 uncharted waterfalls discovered in Canada-- the hard way

7 uncharted waterfalls discovered in Canada-- the hard way

A Canadian explorer explains what it’s like to hurtle over a 20-foot waterfall nobody knew was there
74 days on a felucca: New adventure on the Nile
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74 days on a felucca: New adventure on the Nile

For 15 years following an attack in Luxor, a 400-mile stretch of river has been off-limits to tour boats. Now it's ready to receive visitors
Meet a drug lord’s brother on the Pablo Escobar Tour
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Meet a drug lord’s brother on the Pablo Escobar Tour

In Colombia, visitors trace a notorious piece of history and chat with a man once inside a powerful drug cartel
Officer plunges to death rescuing hiker

Officer plunges to death rescuing hiker

Policeman slips from harness while freeing man trapped in Nevada canyon
6 ways to enjoy the Persian Gulf (that don't involve shopping)
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6 ways to enjoy the Persian Gulf (that don't involve shopping)

Dune bashing in Qatar. Skiing (!) in Dubai. There's more to the Middle East's Gulf states than shiny buildings
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