Kurt Handrich

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A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

Indiana Jones 2.0

<b>Albert Yu-min Lin</b> is always pushing—to higher mountains, bigger waves, smarter technology, deeper heritage. But there’s one barrier the archaeologist never breaks: the ground itself. The 32-year-old San Diegan uses tools such as satellite imagery and magnetometers to nonintrusively probe sacred …

Paddling the Amazon's “River of Doubt” 100 Years After Roosevelt

Husband and Wife Adventurers take on this epic South American Adventure.<p><i>Dave Freeman and his wife Amy are two of our Adventurers of the Year. Read their profile here.</i><p>A hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt, America’s “Rough Rider” president, descended an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the …

Insider’s Guide to Darjeeling

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Tea reigns in <b>Darjeeling</b>, where life is marked by the four harvest seasons: first flush in spring, the second flush in June, monsoon season (yes, it’s a tea season) July-August, and the autumn flush from October into November.<p>British author George Orwell<i>,</i> born in a town west …

Montana by Dirt: Road Tripping to Find New Adventures From Yellowstone to Glacier

https://pmdvod.nationalgeographic.com/NG_Video/728/623/279176405__432594.mp4<p><i>Toyota 4Runner Trail with options shown.</i><p>Through my camera’s viewfinder, the thin dirt road seemed to drive straight out of the white peaks of the Beartooth Mountains, blurred like some spectral mirage by the heat rising off …

'Sounds Of Street View' Is Basically A Virtual Trip In 4-D

After Google Maps brought us time travel with Street View, Street View cruise ship tours and Street View trips into ancient temples, we thought the virtual travel options had reached their max.<p>We were wrong.<p>Sounds of Street View is a new "sound experience" project that embeds audio into Google …

The Ultimate Road Trip Through America’s Mountains and Prairies

Lyrically, “America the Beautiful” covers “sea to shining sea,” but at its heart it’s about where prairies and mountains meet. Katharine Lee Bates, a schoolteacher-poet from Massachusetts, wrote it in 1895, after a trip up Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, where she looked east over the plains and …

Ebola nations urged to screen all travellers

West African nations affected by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola have been urged to screen "all people at international airports, seaports and major land crossings" in order to stop its spread.<p>The World Health Organisation said on Monday that authorities should stop anyone with signs of the virus …