I clutched my stomach in agony and thought, I’m going to die. I was in Manali, India, in a cheap motel, lying on the floor of the bathroom. The projectile vomiting, cramps, headache, and diarrhea were horrible, but that wasn’t the worst of it. When I looked in the toilet, I couldn’t believe my eyes. […]
Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey, has a distinctly European feel. Locals claim it also has some of the best crag climbing in the country. North Face global athletes Caroline Ciavaldini (France), and her partner and James Pearson (United Kingdom) set out on a mission to find some great, undiscovered climbing and Izmir […]
You might be tempted to look up the kilts of some of the inaugural climbers on Scotland’s new Via Ferrata, but you definitely don’t want to look down. Via Ferrata, Latin for “Iron Way,” is the name for bolted climbing routes that were first introduced in Italy during the first World War. These safe, iron […]
A tiny cut on my finger had stayed the same for 28 days: raw, open, and exposed. Blisters on my heels from hiking, bruises from falling off of my bike, and scratches on my legs remained for weeks. My body, my self-repairing window to the world, had stopped healing. A few months previously, I had done […]
If you want to travel to a destination with old-world charm, that’s manageable yet exotic, look no further than Lisbon. One of the oldest cities in the world and set on the banks of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a stunning Mediterranean destination boasting one of the warmest winters anywhere. Family-friendly and sophisticated, options for […]
Six women, a schooner, some epic ski descents and a little science.
Although three islands, St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas, make up the dynamic culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands, each place has a completely different feel. St. Croix is the farthest removed of the sister islands, being 40 miles out from St. Thomas and St. John. Because it is so far out, St. Croix […]