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10 New Trips to Spark the Awe Inside You

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1. Trekking the Julian Alps: Hut to Hut   Hike hut-to-hut through the rugged peaks and wildflower-studded alpine meadows of Triglav National Park in a remote corner of Slovenia's spectacular Julian Alps. Jutting 9,000' into the sky and plunging to the warm Adriatic coast, footpaths wend their way through jaw-dropping scenery among turquoise bl...
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Madagascar Here We Come!

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The time has come! You've been waiting and now I am super enthusiastic to announce that we are launching a new trip to the world's fourth largest island, Madagascar! This island is a continent apart from anywhere else I have been in Africa. Nearly all of the lemurs, chameleons, geckos, flowers, and trees are found only in this little corner of the ...
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New Himalayan Wildlife Quest for the Snow Leopard

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Extraordinary wildlife encounters like this are few and far between for most travelers. Some species are so rare and elusive only a handful of intrepid travelers seek them out. The "Grey Ghost" of the Himalayas almost sounds like mythical folklore, and the quest to find it is alluring. Now the chances to see them are better than ever. We are excite...
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Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)

Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)
Vibrant sunsets, pastel sunrises, crystal clear waters, scuba diving, caving, country cycling, wildlife spotting and a real taste of the Pantaneiro (Brazilian cowboy) way of life: welcome to Brazil’s Wild West. Last month, I had the extraordinary opportunity to explore Mato Grosso do Sul on the Adventure Travel and Trade Association’s Adventure Week in Brazil . In ten days we covered two spectacular areas brimming with adventure, unique landscapes, quaint colonial towns, rustic ranches, charismatic people and the most tantalizing food! Our journey began in Corumba, a charming frontier town in the South Pantanal, seated on the mighty Paraguay River. The Pantanal , the largest continuous wetland on the planet, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, is South America's primary wildlife sanctuary. With a total area of approximately 58,000 square miles, the Pantanal marks the heart of the South American continent and brings together several diverse regions: the...
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Climbing a Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka

Climbing a Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka
If you’ve been up Huayna Picchu and loved it you may want to start considering a trip to Sri Lanka as your next destination for its fantastic rock fortress – Sigirya. A UNESCO heritage site, this commanding palace was built in the 5th century. 1,200 stairs take you to the top with the final push to the summit guarded by the paws of a giant lion. The top offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, ruins to explore, and a birds eye view of the oldest gardens in Asia. After your early morning hike, you can enjoy some Sri Lankan delicacies prepared by a local family that will allow you to sit and imagine what life was like when this palace in the sky was at the height of its glory. Your friendly Asia expert, Kelsey  Got questions about travel to Sri Lanka ? Ask me ! PS: You might also...
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