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Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes. Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike. 1. Test drive your backpack and shoes. The two pieces of gear that can make…

South Africa: Six Travel Tips From a World Cup Veteran

Text by Korena di Roma, reporting from South Africa; Photograph by Kyle Vermeulen, World Vision   You start to hear the vuvuzelas as soon as you step off the plane. When we arrived in Johannesburg from Nairobi the day of the World Cup opening match, the atmosphere at the airport had transformed from when we had left it a…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: Andrew Answers Your Questions on Avalanches, GPS, Socks, Motivation

  Thanks for submitting your questions last week. We sent them off to Andrew when he was in Delta Junction, Alaska. As to be expected, he came through with great answers. He also told us that he's happy to answer more, so feel free to submit new questions at the end of this post. What's…

Peter Greenberg on Mexico: “It’s time to be an intelligent, contrarian traveler”

Text by Alyson Sheppard Travel journalist Peter Greenberg has been vocal in his support of continued travel to Mexico in the wake of the H1N1 virus scare, and on May 23, he took his crusade to a whole new level—he broadcast his radio show from the abandoned beaches of Cancún. “I’m happy to report that…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Swine Flu—What Travelers Need to Know

Read the updated version of this story >> Text by Keith Rutowski Update: The U.S. has now reported its first death due to swine flu. A 23-month-old child in Texas has died from the virus. Read the Reuters article >> You'd just booked a steal of a trip to Cabo for some much-needed R+R—before the…

David de Rothschild: Voyage of the Plastiki
Five Tips For Young (at Heart) Adventurers

1) Aim big. Don’t be afraid to aim for the thing you really want the most. In other words, follow your dreams. 2) Find a good team. It’s essential to have a strong support network of people around you who can help throughout the expedition from the planning stages through to the actual journey itself.…

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…

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…

Field FAQs with Holly Morris
Rafting the Grand Canyon is Safer Than Playing Golf

Holly Morris is a TV host (Treks in a Wild World, Globe Trekker), and the author of Adventure Divas. Post your travel questions here and they could get answered in the magazine. Q: My girlfriend has booked us on a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon for my 40th birthday. I’m not much of a…