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Top 25 Adventure Travel Blogs

This list is an attempt to highlight some of the best blogs about outdoor photography that can be found on the web. The ranking was compiled tracking …

Meet a traveller: Saba Douglas-Hamilton, conservationist and wildlife film-maker

Saba Douglas-Hamilton was only six weeks old when she had her first encounter with a wild African elephant. Safe to say it was a lasting one – in the years since, this traveller has traversed the globe on an array of animal adventures, from shooting wildlife documentaries to conducting conservation …

Closer Look: The Coolest Teahouse in Chengdu

Some of the finest leaves in Sichuan—considered the birthplace of tea, according to legend—can be found on the menu at Mi Xun Teahouse, set within …

8 Reasons Yunnan is China's Best Food Destination

This remote province in southwestern China boasts some of the world’s most delicious and unusual dishes<p>China is a nation of food lovers. And everyone …

How to Build the Ultimate Overland Adventure Vehicle—For Less Than $10,000

Despite what glossy magazines (including us!) might say, you don’t need to spend a fortune to go on amazing, long-distance off-road adventures. As proof, we built a vehicle that’s as capable as anything out there and that’s peerlessly reliable—for less than $10,000.<p>Overlanding is sort of like …

How to Shoot a Wild Animal…with a Camera

I'm excited. My shirt is soaked in sweat, my lungs are burning, and my feet are aching. An hour into a climb up a steep wooded hillside, winding my way off trail through tall pines, it feels like the night before Christmas. Strapped to a tree a mile higher up is the prize. Having sat quietly for …

The Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2016

Photo: Jen Judge<p>Last January, Judge spent ten days in Sedona, Arizona, with her husband, <i>Outside</i> contributing editor Aaron Gulley, who helped test dozens of mountain and road bikes for the summer Buyer’s Guide (on newsstands now.) “Sedona sees snow only once or twice a year, and to have the light …

How to Build a Badass DIY Camper Van

If you have enough money, it’s easy to buy an incredible adventure rig. (Just check out some of our favorites, most of which cost upwards of six figures.)<p>Building a camper van, on the other hand, is trickier but a helluva lot more affordable. You can either go the cheap, bare-bones route or opt for …

JIMMY NELSON

<b>Q: How did you end up becoming a photographer?</b><br>It was 1984 and I was in a Jesuit boarding school with 1,000 boys when my hair fell out due to a condition called alopecia totalis. It never grew back. The English were even more preoccupied back then with class, accent, appearance, background and …

Lonely Male Rhino, Last in U.S., Seeks Mate. Will Relocate

The Cincinnati Zoo will send an ultra-rare Sumatran rhino back to Indonesia in search of a partner. The species is hanging by a thread.<p>A couple of years ago, when the Cincinnati Zoo announced that it was going to try to breed two Sumatran rhinos who were brother and sister—Harapan and Suci—the news …

How Drones Are Affecting Wildlife in Surprising Ways

A recent study showing that black bear heart rates soar at the sight of a drone has some experts concerned.<p>A bear may not run when it sees a flying robot swooping in from the sky—but the animal may still be in distress.<p>So says a recent study on how black bears in Minnesota react to unmanned aerial …

The tribe saving Borneo's forests

Once the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo, the Penan are now eco-warriors fighting to protect their jungle home.<p>The rainforest was taking its toll. With humidity hovering around 100%, I was trying to keep up with our fleet-footed guide as I played a jungle version of whack-a-mole, flicking …

Photo of the Day

How I drastically improved my photography with just 2 little decisions

THE QUESTION I GET ASKED THE MOST IS: “Wow, nice pic! Which cam are you using?” Does this sound familiar? Every time I heard this question I used to …

11 Ways Technology Stops Crime Against Endangered Animals

As wildlife smuggling networks get more sophisticated, so do methods to find them and shut them down.<p>Wildlife smuggling is a global epidemic. Worth billions of dollars a year, the illicit trade is driving animals such as rhinos, elephants, pangolins, abalone, and sharks toward extinction.<p>With …

University of Washington

There is a rugged, spectacular corridor across Florida that almost nobody sees. This team traversed it.

GROWING UP IN GEORGIA, AND HEADING DOWN THE GULF COAST FOR SPRING BREAK, my associations of Florida were always: beach, beer, Miami Bass. It wasn’t …

Florida

My Camera Travel Gear – How I take my Travel Pictures and Videos

There are two things I always pack when I’m traveling: My camera(s) and my cellphone. I love capturing moments and sharing them with you, and well, …

In Myanmar, China's Scramble for Energy Threatens Livelihoods of Villagers

In western Myanmar a Chinese-backed energy and trading hub is taking shape on a remote island.<p>OIL MOUNTAIN, Myanmar—The mood at a ramshackle bar in this village on Ramree Island, in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, is one of fatalism punctuated by the occasional comic trope.<p>As dusk falls, Nyint …

Your Canada Photos

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

5 fine foods for under $5 in Toronto, Canada

FINE DINING DOESN’T HAVE TO involve white linens and a line-up of cutlery requiring a user guide.<p><b>1. Gourmet ice pops</b><p>A month ago, popsicle pioneer …

Welcome to the new Toronto

By combining London’s diverse population, San Francisco’s neighbourhood feel and Auckland’s adrenaline-induced playfulness, the Canadian city is finding its own identity.<p>Within minutes of my arrival to the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto's burgeoning Entertainment District, a bellhop whisked me upstairs to …