Archives for September, 2008

Only Six Hours Left to Help Roz Savage Row for a Bluer Future

Photograph courtesy of Phil Uhl Here’s your chance to do something REALLY nice for someone using your AmEx card that won’t affect your monthly finance charge. The indomitable Roz Savage, who just a month ago became the first woman to row solo from California to Hawaii, is in contention to receive a grant through American…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
Mob Mentality: The Failures of Groupness

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Illustration by David Plunkert The power of groupness is not to be underestimated. It has been the downfall of organizations, blinding them to evidence that was there for everyone to see. In the 1930s, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
Mob Mentality: The Failures of Groupness

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep Survival Illustration by David Plunkert The power of groupness is not to be underestimated. It has been the downfall of organizations, blinding them to evidence that was there for everyone to see. In the 1930s, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea…

Music Thursday: TV on the Radio’s Dear Science,

Editor’s Note: Today we’re launching a new weekly music column by Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley and in collaboration with National Geographic Music. Nat Geo Music has some amazing artists and projects that we love and will share with you. We at ADVENTURE believe that one of the best parts about travel is discovery, and bringing…

David de Rothschild: Voyage of the Plastiki
Building a Boat of Out of Plastic Bottles

David de Rothschild, a National Geographic Visiting Fellow and founder of Adventure Ecology, will depart in March 2009 on a 7,500-mile voyage from San Francisco to Sydney (see the route map) in a boat made of plastic bottles. Find out more about the expedition in a feature article by Contributing Editor Paul Kvinta ("Voyage of…

The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Petzl Warns of Headlamp Fire Danger

Text by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro If you own one of Petzl’s extremely popular Myo headlamps, do NOT use rechargeable batteries with it. There have been 13 cases of batteries overheating and sometimes bursting into flames (and two injuries), according to Petzl and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company says there are…

News: Elephant Pepper’s Spicy Stab at Conservation

Text by Laura BuckleyPhotography Courtesy of Wildlife Conservation SocietyThere’s a new recipe for protecting the threatened African elephant: chili sauce. In recent years, African elephants have earned the nickname "the world’s largest garden pest" by gobbling up to 300 pounds of crops in a single day (read ADVENTURE’s award-winning feature about rogue elephants in Assam,…

Headliners: Adventure in 60 Seconds

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Talk about a killer paint job: Kayaker Wave Vidmar sets off on a 45-day expedition down the rugged California coastline where he plans to create a visual record of the state–-and kayak every recurrent great white shark attack spot in California. His secret weapon? A…

Field FAQs with Holly Morris
Light Travel Reading Advice (and LIVE CHAT Tomorrow)

Holly Morris is a TV host (Treks in a Wild World, Globe Trekker), and the author of Adventure Divas and founder of the multimedia company Adventure Divas. Post your travel questions here and they could get answered in the magazine. LIVE CHAT ALERT: Ask Holly Morris your burning travel questions tomorrow, September 19, at 1…

Survivor: Gabon—Authentic African Drama in High Def

Text by Andrew Burmon Photograph courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab / CBS A cloud of malarial mosquitoes is never kind. Jeff Probst knows this, having spent the better part of three months inside one to film the 17th season of Survivor. So before he takes the stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles to…