Archives for October, 2008

Beyond Green Travel with Costas Christ
Creating the Ideal Ecolodge

Kenyan-born landscape architect and ecolodge expert Hitesh Mehta has a Zen take on design: No lodge is perfect, he says—there is always room to evolve and improve. Here, Mehta describes key ingredients of the ideal ecolodge. 1) LOCATIONFirst and foremost, the lodge must be set in or near a natural area that it is helping…

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News: World’s Rarest Leopard Found in Russia

Good news from the Wildlife Conservation Society: The world’s rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week.The capture was made in Primorsky Krai along the Russian-Chinese border…

Music Wednesday: Voodoo For All Hallows’ Eve (Listen For Your Own Protection)

Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley’s weekly exploration of great global music, in collaboration with Nat Geo Music. All Hallows’ Eve is a Celtic holiday, but across many cultures this time of year (the end of the harvest) has been seen as a time when the lines between the spirit world and the living word are blurred.…

The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Report: FDA Is Flat-Out Wrong on BPA

Story by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro Told you so. Earlier this year, we reported on the risks of bisphenol-A, a chemical used in plastic water bottles, baby formula containers, and canned-food linings, and drew the conclusion that BPA is in fact dangerous. We also noted that the Food and Drug Administration ruled BPA was…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
Why We Crave Risk

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep SurvivalIllustration by Paul Blow There are certain foods and drinks that most people would consider empty calories, such as sodas and many kinds of snacks. When we eat or drink them, we feel nourished, when in reality we’re still lacking the…

Deep Survival with Laurence Gonzales
Why We Crave Risk

Text by Contributing Editor Laurence Gonzales, author of the books Everyday Survival and Deep SurvivalIllustration by Paul Blow There are certain foods and drinks that most people would consider empty calories, such as sodas and many kinds of snacks. When we eat or drink them, we feel nourished, when in reality we’re still lacking the…

Field FAQs With Holly Morris
Exit Strategy: Why You Need a Real Vacation

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.I’ve been at a desk job for eight years and need a change. I want to…

The Adventure Travel Issue, Now on Newsstands (Even in Vietnam)

Photograph courtesy of Kara Fox We’re pleased to confirm that globetrotters worldwide are not forced to forego their monthly dose of Adventure. Former NGA photo researcher Kara Fox, currently on her own world tour, found the magazine while exploring the hustle-bustle of Hanoi. Our annual Adventure Travel Issue (November 2008) hit newssands this week. In…

Music Wednesday: Cold Weather Music

Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley’s weekly exploration of great global music, in collaboration with Nat Geo Music. The mercury is beginning to fall in earnest here in New York City. Whenever this happens, I find myself listening to music from cold places—Finland, Sweden, and Iceland, mostly. Iceland especially. So must the good people at NG Music.…