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We often use the New Year to reflect on the year before and instill a new resolve for the year to come. For 2013, this year marks 50 years since Americans first stood atop our world’s highest peak. The climbs on Mount Everest in 1963 stand alone in climbing history and continue to inform our…

By Alyson Sheppard After 410 days in jail, Sarah Shourd—one of three American hikers imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges—was released this morning on $500,000 bail. According to her lawyer, she was on her way to the Swiss Embassy for protection, but where she will go from there is still unclear. Her family has requested…

We asked our resident expert on the world’s most dangerous places, Contributing Editor Robert Young Pelton, for his take on the three American hikers who got arrested when they stumbled into Iran. Pelton has written numerous books on no-go zones and has found—and gotten out of—trouble in Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, Chechnya…basically anywhere with war, kidnapping,…

Has Raúl Castro’s taking the helm changed anything in terms of Americans traveling to Cuba? A. Just thinking about the glistening largemouth bass I landed in Cuba’s Lake Zaza is still thrilling. And one day I hope to return to trek the iconic Sierra Maestra and see the area’s famed biodiversity: pygmy owls, frogs the…