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I flicked the 10th leech from my left sock before noticing the blood soaking my midsection. Seven fat leeches had feasted there, and they were now dropping off one by one. But who can complain—this comes with the territory when you are in one of the earth’s last great rain forests. Surely it is worth…

I am a terrible surfer. Let that be stated now. Dropping into my first perfectly forming left-hand roller at Beng Beng’s, a popular surf break in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands, I was about as terrified out of my wits as I have been in any situation. After crashing into the white wash after a mere several…

We reported last month that the entire population of tigers in the Panna Tiger Reserve in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been completely decimated by poachers. But now, the good guys have some points on the board. On August 13, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced two successful raids, and numerous arrests by…

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…