Fiona Gauthier

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Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for a race across the …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

A Tale of Two Islands in the Philippines

Linda Adriano was a shy woman. A single mother, she supported her household by selling trinkets out of her handbag on Palawan — a long island of tropical landscapes teeming with flora and fauna in the southwestern Philippines.<p>One day, she picked up a discarded soda can, thinking that if she could …

The Expedition of a Lifetime

I just can’t keep it a secret this time–no way, no how.<p>My next assignment is just too big, too spectacular, and too special to leave you all guessing along the way about where I might end up in the world.<p>And so, just this once, I am publishing my travel plans in advance (uh, don’t get used to …

Three Classic Travel Thrillers

In many cultures, doors to the underworld creak open in October, so it’d be criminal not to sink your teeth right now into these three transporting thrillers:<p>Jason Bourne meets Luxembourg tourism board in Chris Pavone’s <b>The Expats</b> (2012), a corkscrewing tale of European espionage set among the …