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It's Finally Easier to Get to Bhutan

It's Finally Easier to Get to Bhutan Xioajun Deng, Flickr Bhutan might be most well-known for its Gross National Happiness Index, but it's also an excellent destination for any adventure-seeking traveler on the lookout for outdoor exploits. Situated at the eastern end of the Himalayas, Bhutan isn't the...

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday

Better Know A Holiday: Buddha's Birthday xcode, Flickr AKA: Vesakha, Vesak, Wesak, Visak, Vixakha and many more derivatives. When? The second Sunday in May OR the day of the full moon in May OR the Sunday nearest to the day of the full moon in May OR the eighth day of the fourth lunar month OR if you've decided...

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime

GeoEx Family Adventures Provide Experiences Of A Lifetime Adventure travel company GeoEx is one of the best in the business when it comes to organizing unique excursions to the far corners of the globe. For more than 30 years they've been planning trips to some of our planet's more off-the-beaten-path locations, giving travelers...

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013

Discovery Adventures Announces New Tours For 2013 The calendar may still say 2012, and I know we all have a busy holiday season to navigate yet, but it is never too early to start planning our trips for the new year ahead. To help us out with that process, Discovery Adventures has announced a host of new tours and...

Photo Of The Day: A Monk In Bhutan

Photo Of The Day: A Monk In Bhutan This Photo of the Day, titled "A Monk in Bhutan," comes from Gadling Flickr pool member arunchs who tells us: "I photographed this monk at an institution in Paro, Bhutan. I probably had no more than few seconds to capture his posture and his slightly...

Author Lisa Napoli On The Perils And Pleasures Of Bhutan

Author Lisa Napoli On The Perils And Pleasures Of Bhutan When a midlife crisis hit Lisa Napoli in the wake of turning 40, she needed a break from L.A. and her job as a reporter for the public radio program "Marketplace." A chance encounter with a good looking guy led her to a volunteer opportunity at Kuzoo FM in Bhutan, the tiny...

Photo Of The Day: Festival At Wangdue Phodrang

Photo Of The Day: Festival At Wangdue Phodrang This Photo of the Day titled "Tsechu- Festival at Wangdue Phodrang" comes from Gadling Flickr pool member arunchs who tells us: "It is a season of festivities in Bhutan, and we had a chance to visit two of them in different places while we are here. The...

Photo Of The Day: Find The Odd One Out

Photo Of The Day: Find The Odd One Out She's pretty obvious. Striped shirt. Green pants. A stance that says, "Hey! Pay attention to me!" This classic scene of monks outside a temple in Paro, Bhutan, is interrupted by the presence of a small, sassy little girl. Captured by Bangalore-based Flickr user Arun...

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off

Sick Of The Heat? 40 Places Where You Can Cool Off Most people look for warm places to visit. I look for cold ones. I live near Washington, D.C., and by mid-July, I've had it with the suffocating heat and humidity. I've taken escape-the-heat trips almost every summer over the last five years to places like Newfoundland, Nova...

Video: Bhutanese Refugees In The US

When people are forced to flee their native countries, they become refugees. This concept seems simple, but it's not one with which most citizens of the U.S. are familiar. This video on Bhutanese refugees originally ran on The Seattle Channel's program, City Stream. The...

Video: Beautiful Bhutan Footage

"Bhutan - A Journey Through The Land of Thunder Dragon" from info@drukasia.com on Vimeo. It's not every day that I find myself liking promotional videos, but this video seems to be an exception. Sponsored by Bhutan's board of tourism, this video pairs dramatic music and...

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict

10 best places to live for avoiding world conflict Expatify.com asked the question, "Where would you be the safest if World War III broke out tomorrow?" The answers arrived in a post titled "10 Best Places to Live for Avoiding World Conflict." Irrelevant as it may seem to you, the claws of conflict affect a revolving roster...

10 countries Americans need advance visas to visit

10 countries Americans need advance visas to visit We live in an increasingly borderless world and we have access to many countries that were closed (or non-existent) 20 years ago. As reported earlier this week, Americans are especially lucky with access to 169 countries visa free. Still, there are still many countries that...

Expedition to climb the second highest unclimbed mountain

Expedition to climb the second highest unclimbed mountain An group of three American climbers have traveled to the Kashmir mountain range this summer, where they will attempt to become the first team to successfully summit Saser Kangri II, the second highest unclimbed peak in the world. The mountain, which stands 24,665 feet in...

Driving from Bangladesh to England in a classic Rolls Royce

Driving from Bangladesh to England in a classic Rolls Royce Rupert Grey and his wife Jan are preparing to make an epic road trip this September. The kind of road trip that we all dream about during which we leave our normal, mundane, lives behind in favor of the open road and untold adventures. In this case, our two intrepid...

Strictest dress codes - 5 countries with fashion police

Strictest dress codes - 5 countries with fashion police Earlier this week, the "Burqa Ban" went into effect in France. Since passing into law, several burqa draped women have already been arrested, and the symbolic law is causing an uproar among the Muslim population of France and beyond. However, France is not the only...

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday?

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday? Pedalers Pub and Grille may sound like a place where you'd stop for some grub after a long day riding your bike, but in actually, its an adventure travel company that specializes in cycling holidays to some of the best destinations on the planet. To celebrate their 25th...

Take a photographic adventure with National Geographic

Take a photographic adventure with National Geographic Fans of National Geographic have long been drawn to the magazine's fantastic photos, with many of us wishing we had the skills to take similar shots ourselves. Now, National Geographic Expeditions is offering us the opportunity to go on a photographic adventure while...

Outside Magazine posts their 2011 trips of the year

Outside Magazine posts their 2011 trips of the year Adventure travelers still looking for suggestions on what to do, and where to go, this year may find some inspiration courtesy of Outside Magazine which has posted their selection for the 2011 Trips of the Year online. Compiled by the Outside editors, the list, first...

National Geographic jumps into the adventure travel arena

National Geographic jumps into the adventure travel arena The very name National Geographic evokes images of adventure and thoughts of exciting journeys to far away places. The iconic Society has probably done more to inspire travel than any other single entity ever. Several generations have grown up gazing at breathtaking images...

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