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Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement

Dinner And Bikes 2013: An Annual Tour To Grow The Bicycle Movement May 8th, 2013 at 12:00PM: There's a lot of talk about bikes these days. From single speeds in New York City to nighttime tours in Guatemala City and the bike share in Paris, the discussion of bicycles as a real means of alternative transportation is taking hold in a big way. But talking about bikes in cycle centric hotspots like Portland, San Francisco and New York is only part of the step. As with anything, getting...

Video: Two Months Aboard An Antarctic Ice Breaker

May 8th, 2013 at 8:00AM: You wouldn't think that watching a massive ice breaker slice through the ice in the Ross Sea off the coast of Antarctica would be all that interesting. But the video below condenses two months of time spent aboard just such a vessel into a five-minute clip that is simply mesmerizing to watch. Shot aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer, the video captures the stark beauty of the Southern Ocean and the...

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike May 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Are you one of those adventure travelers who has pretty much gone everywhere and done everything? Have you already climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the length of the Himalaya and run an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert? Are you looking for a new challenge that will motivate you to get off the couch while allowing you to continue exploring the world at the same time? If so, then you may want to...

Gadling Gear Review: Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit

Gadling Gear Review: Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Solar Charging Kit May 6th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Let's face it; in the modern era of travel most of us rarely hit the road without a slew of gadgets in tow. Smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and a host of other devices have all made travel simpler and more enjoyable than ever before. But keeping the batteries on all of those items fully charged can be a real challenge, especially when traveling through remote locations. Fortunately, there...

Video: Death Valley Dreamlapse 2

May 5th, 2013 at 9:00AM: The very name "Death Valley" can conjure mental images of an empty, desolate wasteland that stretches for miles on end. In our mind's eye, it is easy to envision the place as a lifeless expanse of land that has little to offer anyone who is unfortunate enough to visit the place. In reality, that misconception couldn't be further from the truth and Death Valley National Park can be a rewarding and...

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania May 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Sanctuary Retreats, a company that deftly mixes both adventure and luxury travel, has announced that it is adding two new lodges to its already impressive portfolio. Starting June 1, the company will offer guests the chance to stay at either the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge or the Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, both located in Tanzania. These two new destinations will offer guests a wonderful...

Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park

Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park May 1st, 2013 at 8:00AM: An official from the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique made a sobering announcement this week when it was revealed that rhinos are now extinct inside the park. António Abacar, the park's director, indicated that no rhinos have been spotted in Limpopo since January, which leads him to believe that poachers have killed the few animals that had remained. With rhinos now gone, he believes...

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go

Half The World Pedaled, Half To Go Apr 30th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Later this week, Vancouver firefighter and cancer survivor Rudy Pospisil will unpack his Giant Seek bicycle on the coast of Portugal, clip in and head for the Middle East. The road ahead stretches 9,000 miles, the distance between him and his goal of circumnavigating the globe on two wheels for charity. He knows he can do it, because he already has – between 2009 and 2012, he logged...

Three Mountaineers Assaulted On Mt. Everest By Sherpas

Three Mountaineers Assaulted On Mt. Everest By Sherpas Apr 30th, 2013 at 8:00AM: The 2013 spring climbing season on Mt. Everest took a strange and unexpected turn this past weekend when a team of three climbers was assaulted by a mob of angry Sherpas. The incident first began at one of the mountain's high camps, then reignited further down the slope when tempers flared up once again. If it weren't for the brave intervention of other Western climbers, the conflict could have...

Video: Destination Afghanistan

Apr 29th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Afghanistan certainly doesn't rank highly on most people's bucket lists. This wasn't always the case. In the '60s and '70s Afghanistan was a key stopover on the hippie trail to India. Kabul and Kandahar, cities that conjure up images of explosions and war, were more famous for their melons than bombings (though it's unanimously agreed that the best melons come from Kunduz). Tourism in...

Springtime In Green Spain: Time To Get Out Into The Countryside, And Under It!

Springtime In Green Spain: Time To Get Out Into The Countryside, And Under It! Apr 29th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Green Spain has finally emerged from a miserable winter into a glorious if unreliable springtime, so it's time to get out and enjoy the region's natural beauty. The northern coastal strip of Spain consisting of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Region has the best outdoor and underground adventures the country has to offer. Its combination of scenic hikes and extensive caves is...

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari Apr 28th, 2013 at 8:00AM: For many travelers an African safari represents the ultimate escape – and for good reason. Visiting Africa can be a life altering experience, not to mention a once in a lifetime opportunity to see amazing wildlife in their natural environments. But for disabled travelers such a journey can seem like an impossible dream, after all the African bush isn't exactly wheelchair friendly. But one...

June Mountain Ski Resort To Re-Open For Winter 2013/2014

June Mountain Ski Resort To Re-Open For Winter 2013/2014 Apr 27th, 2013 at 8:00AM: The management team for the June Mountain ski resort, located in northern California, announced plans to re-open later this year. The resort, which has long been a favorite amongst the locals, was closed for the summer season last year and remained that way throughout this past winter. But after a one year hiatus, June Mountain will return to action for the 2013/2014 ski season while ownership...

VIDEO: Nima Market In Accra, Ghana

Apr 26th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Accra, the capital of Ghana, is an established point on the African tourism trail thanks to its good flight and cruise connections, its Anglophone accessibility, its beautiful beaches and the stability of the nation. Less often seen, however, is Nima Market. Located in one of the poorest areas of the city and home to many migrants from rural Ghana and nearby countries coming to the big city...

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges

Mucking About: Stepping Into The Unknown On The Banks Of The Ganges Apr 26th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Stair-stepped ghats hug the western shore of the Ganges River like a string of very old pearls, one after the other, fused together by faith and history and mud. The stairs link the mucky dung-spattered streets on land to the murky brown water of the holy river below, with riotous colors of fabric and flowers between. I was expecting more dead bodies in Varanasi – really, burning...

Nature Valley Trail View Adds Sequoia National Park To Virtual Hikes

Nature Valley Trail View Adds Sequoia National Park To Virtual Hikes Apr 26th, 2013 at 8:00AM: In March of last year, Nature Valley launched their Trail View website, giving deskbound outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to take a virtual hike through three of the most popular national parks in the U.S. The website employed technology similar to Google's Street View to give us the opportunity to explore more than 300 miles of trails in the Grand Canyon, Great Smokey Mountains and...

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road Apr 25th, 2013 at 3:00PM: A proposed bus route from England to Pakistan has been delayed due to trouble getting permits, the BBC reports. The proposed route is the brainchild of Tahir Khokher, transport chief for the Mirpur region of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The route starts in the northern English city of Birmingham, where many Pakistanis from the Mirpur region live, and runs 4,000 miles through Europe, Turkey, and...

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike

Gadling Gear Review: Cannondale CAAD8 5 105 Road Bike Apr 25th, 2013 at 8:00AM: One of the fastest growing segments in adventure travel over the past few years has been in the area of cycling tours. Many active travelers have discovered that rolling along on the back of a bike provides a unique and personal perspective to the places they visit. A cycling tour gives riders a chance to travel at a measured pace, allowing them the opportunity to savor the environments they pedal...

Scammer Found Selling Fake Bomb Detectors To Airports

Scammer Found Selling Fake Bomb Detectors To Airports Apr 24th, 2013 at 4:30PM: A British court has found a man guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq and Georgia, the BBC reports. James McCormick, 56, of Langport, Somerset, was found guilty of fraud after making a fortune from detectors he knew didn't work. He's estimated to have made some $76 million from the worthless devices, which were modeled after a novelty golf ball finder. In his sales pitches he claimed...

Balochistan, The Unluckiest Corner Of The World

Balochistan, The Unluckiest Corner Of The World Apr 24th, 2013 at 10:00AM: The earthquake that shook Iran and Pakistan last week has already been overshadowed by fatal tremors in Sichuan, China, a few days ago. Perhaps not surprising given that both places are in seismically active areas, but both of these disasters are repeats of far more deadly earthquakes that occurred in the last decade. In 2008, the Great Sichuan Earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, while a...

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