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Around the World in 800 Days: Driving on the Roof of the World – Part 2

Our adventure continued from here up the much greener Shakhdara Valley to the mountain village of Tusion. The rather abrupt snaking climb through the …

Central Asia

Overland Skills: Selecting a Campsite

After a great deal of introspection, I have concluded that I am a very particular individual. Odd as it sounds, that extends to how I select a …

Camping

National Park Adventures to Go On | Travel + Leisure

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Adventure Travel

Why a historic highway that united California's two halves may never reopen to cars

Harrison Scott discovered the Ridge Route in 1955. Then 18, he was out freewheeling in a brand new Ford he'd bought with a loan from his parents.<p>The sinuous route, an engineering marvel that tamed the San Gabriel Mountains through the highway corridor that is now known as the Grapevine, was already …

Autos

Quiz: What's Your Perfect Road Trip?

Find the best drive in the U.S. for your personality.<p>The weather is warming up, which means it's the perfect time to take a road trip. Just think: …

Road Trips

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Employment

Most overrated tourist attractions, and what you should see instead

Travel bloggers' name their most overrated attractions<p>Amazing attractions and experiences are one of the main reasons people travel. That said, there are plenty of sites recommended by guidebooks that fail to match expectations. So which should you visit with lower hopes? We asked travel bloggers …

Travel

12 Best Travel Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

Netflix

Travel The Planet Overland - A Photo Book and Guide

In 2009 we were inspired to take a leap into the unknown and pilot our Land Rover to far flung places. Eventually we decided to commit completely, …

Woman and Her Cat Have Been Sailing Around the World Together for Years

For ten years, surfer and environmentalist Liz Clark has been exploring the Pacific Ocean via a 40-foot boat named Swell. She first set sail from her California home base in 2006 to pursue a lifelong dream of extended sea travel, and she has since voyaged around Mexico, Central America, Kiribati, …

Boating

This 6x6 Toyota Land Cruiser ain't afraid of no G63 AMG 6x6

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6 was a ridiculously cool vehicle, and Mercedes reportedly built over 100 of the beasts before ending production. If you're still looking to combine SUV looks with six-wheel drive, this Toyota Land Cruiser in the video above might be the next best choice.<p>The G63 6X6 used …

LL Bean Microlight UL 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Review of: LL Bean Microlight UL 1-Person Backpacking Tent<p>manufacturerd by:Philip Werner<p>Version:<p>1<p>Price:<p>299.00<p>Reviewed by:<p>Rating:<p>4<p>On<p>Last …

Camping

The First Motor Vehicle To Cross America May Have Been Found Again

In 1902, ​George A. Wyman went through hell crossing the continent on a California motorcycle.<p>In 1903, at 2:30 in the afternoon of May 16, bicycle racer George A. Wyman left Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco atop a California Motor Company motor-bicycle. Nearly two months later, he arrived in New …

Motorcycles

Wild Teton Hearts

I watch Sam’s face as I hit the high note of my rendition of Third Eye Blind, watching for a reaction as he narrows his eyes on the road. We’ve …

John Wayne

10 Chinese dishes for homesick travellers

Chicken feet a step too far? Duck tongues got you licked? Stinky tofu not for you? Admittedly, Chinese food can seem a bit scary for the uninitiated.<p>Even the most adventurous eaters sometimes need a taste of home during a long journey in China.<p>So here are ten Chinese dishes cunningly disguised as …

Chinese Food

HU 2017 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar

<b>Pre-order your Horizons Unlimited 2017 Motorcycle</b> <b>Adventure Travel</b> <b>Calendar</b>! <b><br>HUGE</b>, 11 x 17 inches! Photos are the winning images from over 650 entries …

Why I Travel the World Alone

I’ll never forget the day I checked in for my flight to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was at South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and had been waiting in line forever. When I finally reached the counter, the agent took one look at my ticket and asked why I was going to …

Africa

Road Trip: Washington’s National Parks

X<p>x<p>Receive our free newsletters<p>Seattle serves up more than great coffee: This seaside city puts you within striking distance of three national parks. …

Road Trips

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And they Said it Couldn’t be Done

<i>“It can’t be done.” The challenge in these words has motivated adventurers since the dawn of time. But the earth’s poles have been conquered, Everest</i> …

Western United States

Amazing Canadian Vacation Destinations You Didn't Even Know Existed

More and more, Canadians are choosing to stay close to home for their vacations. In fact, Statistics Canada recently revealed that Canadian travel to …

Travel (Canada)

5 of the best East Coast camp spots near the surf

Since the first surf adventurers struck out, there’s been a romantic link to being self-sufficient, living off the land (or ramen, whichever the case …

American South

11 jaw-dropping photos of what you can see in national parks and public lands

Sunrise, bison, night skies, unusual beetles nestling in the bark of a tree — these are some of the scenes showcased in photographs that visitors to U.S. national parks and public lands took this year, then submitted to an annual contest called Share the Experience.<p>On Thursday, the National Park …

National Parks

Social media campaign stresses that elephants and rhinos are #WorthMoreAlive ahead of ivory burn in Kenya

A social media campaign, #WorthMoreAlive, is stressing the value of elephants and rhinos along with anti-poaching messages in the lead up to a large ivory burn in Kenya this week.<p>The government of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service will burn 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn …

Social Media

10 of the best glamping sites in the UK

Stunning location, Snowdonia<p>Two yurts and an octagonal “caban” (pictured above) accompany a handful of tent pitches at <b>Graig Wen</b> on the banks of the Mawddach estuary. Each is furnished with Welsh blankets and wood burners, and windows in the cabin walls provide a 360-degree view of the pines beyond. …

Camping

Life On The Road: We Visit ‘Van Life Rally’ In CO

The adventure-hippie lifestyle is alive and well, and perhaps it’s no where more prevalent than in a group of filmmakers, artists, athletes, and …

Outdoors

I Took My Unreliable Old Land Rover Off-Roading, And It Broke Down Almost Immediately

A few years ago, we shot an episode of my old web show at the Hungry Valley SVRA, just north of Los Angeles. The highlight of both the day, and the episode, was my buddy Sean looping a quad bike while trying to climb a big hill. Despite bouncing down the hill underneath it, he was fine, many laughs …

Outdoors

Overlanding: Five things you might be doing wrong

Over the last several years, the Expedition Portal team has watched as the overlanding audience has evolved, not just in the volume of participants, …

First Aid

Home On The Road: Life in the So-Cal Teardrop

As light trickled in through the curtains, I woke from an amazing night’s sleep. Just outside the window, a beautiful sunrise was waiting to be …

Trailers