The biggest challenge (and likely the thing that’ll keep you from the most physical harm or even death) of descending over a waterfall in a kayak—besides, you know, psyching yourself up enough to do it—is staying in once you’ve gone over. And when you’re dropping over 100 feet, it’s no [...]
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So they tell you not to go here or there…”it’s sooo dangerous,” “you WILL die if you go there.” Well, I say all the reason to go. A little bit of treacherous trekking is good for the soul and opens up doors to extraordinary cultures and natural landscapes untouched by [...]
Whether you prefer a challenge, an easy paddle or you’re more focused on the scenery, there are some rivers that rise above the rest when it comes to kayaking. Some are for the more experienced kayaker, with rough whitewater sections and class V rapids, while others are perfect for the [...]
If you think that hunting for Easter eggs and sitting down to a dinner of ham is the best way to spend your holiday, you’re wrong. There are dozens of ways that cultures celebrate this time of bunnies and commercialism that tosses the U.S. of A. out of the ring. [...]
In the 1990′s, ecotourism — the environmentally responsible management of tourist areas located in pristine areas — emerged as a hot new trend. Today, it’s a full-fledged industry — and some countries in particular have excelled
Recently, OurAmazingPlanet published a fascinating interview with Firod Ahmez, a full-time tiger-tracker and conservation biologist for Aaranyak, a non-profit organization based in Assam, India. One of his typical work days involves a trip to Kaziranga National Park. This protected area is home to the world’s highest concentration of wild tigers, and other park [...]
Night skies have forever been a source of wonder and amazement to many cultures and people. Stargazing, spotting comets, and viewing the Milky Way has awed generations and inspired imaginations. Unfortunately, many dark night skies
It’s not always possible to camp out in the backcountry and as so, if you’re going to be booking a room, it may as well be the best of the best. These 10 luxury ski resorts hotels are for the VIP’s, special events, and whatever occasion brings you into town.
The climber’s fingers slip on the small ledge. She desperately searches for the next hold, but the rock is blank, her arms quiveringly tired. No rope secures her to the wall – besides a chalk bag
The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.