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Ivory-Sniffing Dogs Are Running Down Poachers Across Africa - Vice

Over the past few years the African poaching crisis has devolved into an overt war on the continent's iconic wildlife. Everything from rhinos to lions to giraffes are routinely slaughtered or enslaved for sale to criminal wildlife traffickers, a continental ecological meltdown worth an estimated …

Wildlife

Outside Van Valhalla 4×4 Camper

Complete with everything you need for an on-the-road lifestyle.

Campers

Going on Safari in Chobe National Park in Botswana

As we pulled in to our campsite at the Thebe River Lodge in the town of Kasane, Botswana, I could feel my excitement growing. Not necessarily for the …

Safari

Has Lake Tahoe ever looked more beautiful than it does right now?

A powerful and unrelenting winter blast coated the Northern Sierra Nevada this winter.<p>Back-to-back storms buried the Lake Tahoe area in snow, crippling transportation, shuttering ski resorts, knocking out power and disrupting the daily lives of thousands.<p>In the first three weeks of January alone, …

Adventure Travel

Historic Gift Helps Chile Protect Switzerland-size Land Area

Former CEO of Patagonia pledges to hand over private parks.<p>In a ceremony on the edge of South America’s famed Pumalín Park, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and the American philanthropist Kristine Tompkins today pledged to expand Chile’s national parkland by 10 million acres. In what has been …

National Parks

Revolutionary Ride: In Search of the Real Iran

Iran teems with contradictions. Persian rugs are sold in bazaars next to knock-off American perfumes, <i>chador</i> covered women window shop for miniskirts, …

Iran

Oregon Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal Would Eliminate Treasured Mountain Bike Access

In what is becoming a depressingly-common phenomenon, yet more access to classic mountain biking trails is threatened by the potential creation of …

Trails

How to see Africa by rail (without spending a small fortune)

I am awakened in the middle of the night by a sudden jolt and look blearily out of the window. In the inky darkness no land is visible and all I see is the heavens ablaze with stars. I feel I am in a spaceship, drifting among them.<p>In fact I am on the Shosholoza Meyl, a long-distance train on its …

The 16+ ultimate experiences to have in Russia

Russia’s in the news a lot, but most of our images of it are hopelessly outdated Cold War cliches. The largest country in the world has 6.5 million …

Travel

Featured Vehicle: Expedition Overland’s Toyota Tacoma

It was over a year ago when we got a chance to spend some time behind the wheel of one of the two Expedition Overland Toyota 4Runners. That truck had …

Travel

Woman quits her job to travel the world in a teardrop trailer

<b>A woman is pursuing her dream by travelling the world in a teardrop trailer.</b><p>8 things you'll only understand if you take medication for your mental …

Campers

A Man, His Wife and a Sidecar Adventure

The northern portions of the Pacific Northwest spoil road-trippers when it comes to winding asphalt and inspiring backdrops. If you take the time to …

Motorcycles

This modular camper van is one for the dogs (and their owners)

Camper vans are a great option for adventurous couples and small families looking to get out and see the world. The all new Dogscamper van helps …

Searching for the Perfect Shot with Wildlife Photographer Michel d’Oultremont

What does it take for a photographer to get the perfect wildlife shot? Patience. Lots and lots of patience. In this video we head out into the …

Photography

23+ spots that will make you proud to be from California

The state of California with its natural setting, world-class surf spots, mountains, wine country, and desert terrain make it the most populated …

Trails

Five years sailing around the world in five beautiful minutes

Sailing around the world is arguably the ideal way to see the very best of our planet. This film helps distil some of that wonder into five minutes – …

Sailing

14 photographs that prove everything you've seen on Instagram is a lie

Instagram permeates all walks of modern life, and many of you may be familiar with the fine art of employing just the right photographic filter to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary (and then pass it off as the ordinary).<p>For those previously unaware, the slightly cycnical skill is the modus …

Instagram

Why the Sale of an Oregon State Forest is a Bad Sign For America's Public Lands

Last week, the state of Oregon voted to proceed with the sale of Elliott State Forest, the state’s oldest forest, on a single $220 million bid from …

Oregon

How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s never too early to start thinking about your travels, particularly if you want to enjoy the beauty of the world on a nice, tidy budget. One of …

National Parks

Road Trip Itinerary: 10 Days in the American Southwest

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by far the best way to …

RVs

28+ epic hiking trails in California

As the third largest state in the US, California has innumerable hiking and backpacking trails that crisscross all of these wilderness areas. Some of …

Trails

How to Follow Your Dreams and Ride the World: Behind the Scenes of H+I Adventures

If you look up Inverness, Scotland on a map, it looks like it’s in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Or better yet, for a sense of true scale, grab a …

Mountain Biking

This couple’s incredible hyper-lapse video showcases their six-month adventure through Asia

A Swiss couple has created a stunning time-lapse video that condenses a six-month trip across Asia into just three minutes.<p>Created by Sylvain and Jenny from Lytchee Travel, a website dedicated to sharing informative video content, the hyper-lapse features 3578 photographs edited together to create …

Travel

A pretty pass: why France's Col du Soulor is great for bikes and birding

Regularly part of the Tour de France route, this 1,474-metre Pyrenean pass is also bird of prey central in summer and autumn<p>It’s not the highest pass in the Pyrenees, nor perhaps the most spectacular. And it certainly doesn’t get the attention of close neighbours, the Tourmalet and Aubisque. But …

Cycling

Georgia's Longest Trails

PO Box 654<br>706-635-7400<p>The Appalachian Trail in Georgia extends some 75 miles through the primitive areas of the Chattahoochee National Forest. …

Trails

How this photographer escaped the grid with her tiny Teardrop Trailer

Photographer Mandy Lea won’t let anything stop her from seeing the world. In order to fulfill her “insatiable desire to explore and document the …

Campers

Land Rover Defender - Explorator 130 | EXPLORER Magazin

Viel Wohnraum, ohne optisch und technisch viele Opfer zu bringen – Defender von Rasmus Törpsch ist ein ziemlich gelungener Reise-Offroader<p>Man muss …

How to Use Focus Peaking to Take Better Photos - Gear Patrol

Focus Peaking 101<p>This Secret Camera Trick Will Help You Take Better Photos<p>By Eric Adams | Photo by Leica<p>A few years ago, a special feature started …

Cameras

Darjeeling’s new Himalayan cycle trail

As cycling grows in popularity among Indians, Darjeeling has opened the country’s first hill station bike path, with views of the world’s highest mountains<p>I am eating peanut butter straight from the jar with my hands. It’s not my finest moment but my body needs fuel: I have just cycled 20km at an …

Big Cats

7 reasons to visit Croatia - the unspoilt Mediterranean gem where you can really get the sand between your toes

Currently the coolest corner of the Med, Croatia is the place to head for this summer, with new flights and hotels, a non-euro currency and the kind …

Croatia