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Do you have what it takes to help quell one of nature's fiercest forces, an adventure rated #22 on our Best American Adventures list? In this video, National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen provides incredible imagery of what it's like to be inside a wild fire. It's a dangerous, dirty, deadly job. If that's a little…

Good-Bye For Now

When we launched this magazine ten years ago, we hoped it would find a community of people who cared about the subject matter as much as we did. It was heady stuff, really, the chance to tell stories about something that inspires us all: exploring the world, challenging our assumptions, making a difference. For those…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Chile and Argentina. The world's far corners are now well within reach. Chile + Argentina: Trot Cross Continent This March, Patagonian guide Martin…

In an attempt to spread the word about our new, excellent, eminently purchasable anthology, we’ve been reaching out to various contributors, whose superior pieces of journalism appear in the collection. One such is Charles Graeber, who traveled India’s Ganges River in “Being the Boatman.” We asked Charlie if he wouldn’t mind writing something up that…

Excuse us while we gloat, but ADVENTURE won 5 awards—two golds and three silvers—in the 2009 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, which honors the best in travel journalism. • Gold: Article on Adventure Travel, Contributing Editor Kira Salak, "Trekking Bhutan's Higher Planes" • Gold: Magazine Photo Illustration of Travel Article, George Steinmetz, "Best of Adventure/Africa's…

Text by Christian Camerota Here's the thing about iPhones: They're poor substitutes for footballs and they don't do well in water. Before the estimated 21.4 million iPhone users start lancing this claim on Facebook mobile and firing off angry tweets, hear this out. For as great as Apple's revolutionary all-in-one techie status symbol is, it's…

Text by Laura Buckley. Also see Steve Casimiro top 20 travel apps. Two very interesting things happened last week: Twitter made front-page headlines, showing skeptics just how useful the micro-blogging tool can be to connect people on the move in distant places; and Apple released the speedy new iPhone 3GS. If Twitter can effectively organize demonstrations in Iran, it…

Text by Tetsuhiko EndoIn times past, “adventure” was the unexpected and rarely welcomed side effect of exploration. With much of the world’s nooks and crannies now thoroughly treaded, mapped, and photographed, the more intrepid souls of the 21st century have to create their own adventure. That might explain why Brit Ed Stafford has decided to…

Photograph courtesy of Souther Explorations True, 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species (and the 200th birthday of its famed author-explorer), but here’s an even better reason to visit the Galápagos this summer: incredible deals. The best we’ve seen? Southern Explorations (read their profile in The Adventure Ratings) is offering an…

For more than a decade, National Geographic ADVENTURE has brought its readers in-depth reporting and rollicking travel narratives from the farthest reaches of the globe, taking them along for the ride with grace, wit, and grit. The magazine's correspondents have solved mysteries on the highest slopes of Everest, conducted interviews amid stampeding elephants in India,…

  Thanks to Steve Dunn for this incredible shot.  Technical Specs:  Nikon D50Shutter: 1/640Aperture: f/5.6ISO: 200Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm GPS: 52'19'56" N 118'53'01"  Learn more about this image and view more in our photo gallery. Then send in your own best picture (via our fan page on Facebook) for the chance to be featured.

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Here at National Geographic ADVENTURE, we have very scientific means of measuring the changing of the seasons. So how, you ask, do we know spring is here? One glance out our Manhattan office windows, down into Bryant Park, tells us all we need to know. As…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Last week, kayaker Pedro Olivia crushed the previous world-record run (108 feet high) and careened across the lip of Brazil’s 127-foot Salto Belo falls. Now, we’d never attempt anything that epic, but watching the stunning footage (below) of Olivia’s run did inspire us to want…

Text by Andrea Minarcek. Read previous ADVENTURE Top 10 lists. Last week, kayaker Pedro Olivia crushed the previous world-record run (108 feet high) and careened across the lip of Brazil’s 127-foot Salto Belo falls. Now, we’d never attempt anything that epic, but watching the stunning footage (below) of Olivia’s run did inspire us to want to…

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