Tag: Travel

Costa Rica: The Southern Pacific Coast

Costa Rica: The Southern Pacific Coast

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica lies the Golfo Dulce, or “Sweet Gulf,” a large inlet known as a tropical fjord, one of only four in the world. This semi-enclosed area is about 31 miles long and 6-9 miles wide, and is filled with bottlenose and spotted dolphins, humpback whales (the best time […]

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Kiteboarding and Cable Riding in Southeast Asia

Kiteboarding and Cable Riding in Southeast Asia

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like Oh… from Colleen Carroll on Vimeo. Two ladies, one insane trip, and hundreds of pounds of gear. Dominique Granger and Colleen Carroll traveled to Thailand, the Philipines, Boracay, and Seco Island to check out the kiteboarding and cable riding in the region. Women’s Adventure caught up with Dominique for a Q&A about the trip. […]

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Catching the Travel Bug. No, Not That One.

Catching the Travel Bug. No, Not That One.

| April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

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. […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Climbing in Izmir

Let’s Talk Turkey: Climbing in Izmir

| April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]

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Scotland Opens New Via Ferrata Climbing Route

Scotland Opens New Via Ferrata Climbing Route

| April 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

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 […]

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Solo Travel as a Woman: The Best Medicine

Solo Travel as a Woman: The Best Medicine

| March 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

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 […]

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Caribbean Cruisin’: St. Thomas

Caribbean Cruisin’: St. Thomas

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Best Mountain Bike Parks of 2013

Best Mountain Bike Parks of 2013

| February 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Take some of the guesswork out of planning your next mountain biking trip.

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Carribean Cruisin’: St. John

Carribean Cruisin’: St. John

| February 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix make up the U.S.V.I and are scattered between the British, Spanish and Dutch Virgin Islands , which span for thousands of miles. St. Croix is the largest and most removed island while St. Thomas is the most popular vacation spot. But St. John, a stone’s throw away from St. […]

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Top February Family Getaways

Top February Family Getaways

| February 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Polar vortices and snowstorms of the century notwithstanding, sometimes the best winter escape takes you North.

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Adrenaline Fix Friday: Italian Riviera

Adrenaline Fix Friday: Italian Riviera

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot more to the Italian Riviera than getting tan and eating gelato. Filmmaker Jonathan Caramanus shares his digital diary of the mountain biking, limestone climbing, and slacklining in Finale Ligure, a coastal community in Italy. Another place on the globe worth exploring…

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How to Pack for a Safari

How to Pack for a Safari

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Traveling is a thrilling experience. However, dragging heavy baggage through the airport can be a real pain. Many travelers express frustration regarding what and how much to pack. This is entirely understandable. However, there should be less emphasis on what to bring, and more emphasis on being—fully and presently—at your destination. After months of preparation […]

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