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Hyperlapse Tool Takes Google Street View To A Whole New Level

Apr 11th, 2013 at 4:30PM: Google Street View was a boon to desk- and couch-bound wanderers when it debuted back in 2007, but even the most fervent Street View explorers would agree that the endless clicking is a bit of a chore. Enter a free online tool that uses Street View images to create a personalized animated road trip. The Hyperlapse tool, created by a Toronto design company, lets you choose any two drivable...

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More Mar 19th, 2013 at 8:00AM: We're big fans of Google Street View here at Gadling and over the past few months we've enjoyed the addition of the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River, amongst other destinations. Through the use of modern technology, Google has given us the opportunity to explore some very exciting places without ever having to leave the comfort of our own homes. Now, with its latest addition...

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause

Celebrity Climbers Summit Kilimanjaro For A Cause Jan 13th, 2013 at 8:00AM: A group of celebrity climbers topped out on the highest peak in Africa earlier this week in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of clean drinking water in developing nations. The group reached the 19,341-foot summit of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro on Friday after spending seven days scaling its slopes. The group was led by Grammy-nominated musician Kenna, who was joined by actors...

Want To Mountain Bike Down Kilimanjaro?

Want To Mountain Bike Down Kilimanjaro? Oct 3rd, 2012 at 8:00AM: At 19,340 feet in height, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in all of Africa. Over the years, it has become one of the top adventure travel destinations in the world, drawing in thousands of hikers on an annual basis. But next year, for the first time ever, a small group of travelers will actually get the unique opportunity to bike down the mountain thanks to a new itinerary offered by Trek...

Barefoot Kilimanjaro trekkers complete climb

Barefoot Kilimanjaro trekkers complete climb Feb 1st, 2012 at 8:00AM: Last week we told you about a group of climbers from South Africa who were attempting to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa, without wearing shoes. Over the weekend, these barefoot adventurers completed their climb, but not without overcoming plenty of challenges along the way. The team, which calls itself the Barefoot Impi, made their final push to the top of the 19,340-foot...

Climbers attempting Kilimanjaro barefoot

Climbers attempting Kilimanjaro barefoot Jan 25th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A team of South African climbers has traveled to Tanzania, where they hope to climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the African continent, without wearing shoes. Over the next few days, these barefoot adventurers hope to scale the mountain in an effort to raise funds for a children's hospital back home. According to the group's website, the team of five climbers, and their support crew,...

Teen mountaineer completes Seven Summits

Teen mountaineer completes Seven Summits Dec 26th, 2011 at 8:00AM: 15 year old mountaineer Jordan Romero has completed his quest to climb the Seven Summits, the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents, and in the process became the youngest person to achieve that feat. On Christmas Eve, Jordan, along with father Paul and stepmother Karen, reached the top of the 16,050-foot Mt. Vinson in Antarctica, the last of the mountains on his list. Jordan first...

Luxury resort harbors Tanzania's last tropical coastal forest

Luxury resort harbors Tanzania's last tropical coastal forest Dec 22nd, 2011 at 8:00AM: For adventure travelers, the classic visit to Tanzania begins with a climb up Kilimanjaro, followed by a safari on the Serengeti, and is topped off with a relaxing beach experience on the island of Zanzibar. The first two items on that list are unmatched experiences that simply can't be beat, but those looking for alternative to the beaches of Zanzibar may want to consider a stay at the Ras Kutani...

Teen climber Jordan Romero prepares for final Seven Summit

Teen climber Jordan Romero prepares for final Seven Summit Dec 7th, 2011 at 8:00AM: When we last checked in with teenage mountaineer Jordan Romero, he had just finished climbing Mt. Everest and in the process, setting a record for the youngest person to accomplish that feat. Jordan was 13 at the time, and razor focused on becoming the youngest person to reach the top of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Now, a year and a half later, with one mountain still on...

2012 Summit For Someone registration is now open

2012 Summit For Someone registration is now open Sep 10th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Big City Mountaineers, the non-profit organization that provides urban youth with opportunities to build life skills through wilderness mentoring experiences, has announced that registration is now open for their 2012 Summit For Someone program. SFS gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to climb some of the world's most iconic peaks, while raising funds to support the Big City Mountaineers...

Dog found at summit of Kilimanjaro

Dog found at summit of Kilimanjaro Sep 2nd, 2011 at 9:00AM: Four climbers on Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro had a surprise waiting for them when they arrived at the summit of Africa's tallest mountain last week. After making the long, and sometimes arduous, trek to the top, they were surprised to find a dog had arrived before them. Antoine le Galloudec, Kristina Meese, Irina Manoliv and Monique Indino were climbing with a local tour company, when they...

7-year old climbs Mt. Whitney

7-year old climbs Mt. Whitney Aug 20th, 2011 at 9:00AM: When he returns to school in a couple of weeks, 7-year old Tyler Armstrong of Yorba Linda, California will have plenty to say when he's asked "What did you do this summer?" Tyler recently became the youngest person to climb Mt. Whitney in a single day when he and his father Kevin hiked to the summit in just 7 hours and 50 minutes. Standing 14,505 feet in height, Mt. Whitney is the tallest...

Five trekking options for adventurers with bad backs

Five trekking options for adventurers with bad backs Jun 3rd, 2011 at 1:30PM: If you've got a bad back or neck--and many of us do--it can make certain aspects of travel challenging, especially if you're otherwise healthy and active. Perhaps the most frustrating issue for adventure travelers such as myself is being limited to day hikes, unless there are overnight options that don't involve humping a 50-pound-plus backpack into the wilderness. I suffered a moderately...

Flying Kites Adventure Challenges: Give back on your next trip

Flying Kites Adventure Challenges: Give back on your next trip Mar 17th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Travelers looking to add a new dimension to their next journey may want to check out the Flying Kites Adventure Challenges, which are a series of great adventure travel opportunities that allow you to visit some fantastic destinations, while raising funds for charity at the same time. Organized by Flying Kites, a non-profit that is dedicated to improving the standards for childcare in some of...

Traveling from Africa's lowest to highest point

Traveling from Africa's lowest to highest point Jan 29th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Traveling through Africa is always an adventure, but a British man, fresh from a stint in the Peace Corps, has found a way to add even more excitement to a journey through the wildest continent on Earth. Last week, Kyle Henning set out on a journey that he has dubbed as Low2High: Africa. His adventure started at Lake Assal, located in central Djibouti, which has the distinction of being the...

Gap Adventures introduces new trips for 2011

Gap Adventures introduces new trips for 2011 Dec 20th, 2010 at 8:30AM: As the final days of 2010 rapidly slip away, it is time to look to the new year for new opportunities and adventures. With that in mind, travel company Gap Adventures announced a host of outstanding new trips last week, offering up fantastic options for travelers looking for unique experiences. Gap Adventures is amongst the top adventure travel companies in the world, offering hundreds of...

Martina Navratilova succumbs to altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro

Martina Navratilova succumbs to altitude sickness on Kilimanjaro Dec 15th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Last week we reported that tennis great Martina Navratilova was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise funds and awareness for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. She was setting off to reach the top of Africa's tallest mountain, which stands 19,340 feet in height, and hoped to hit a few tennis balls off the summit to celebrate her success. But as the week wore on, she began to struggle,...

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova to climb Kilimanjaro

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova to climb Kilimanjaro Dec 6th, 2010 at 8:00AM: 54-year old tennis legend Martina Navratilova is in Tanzania this week where she'll be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa at 19,340 feet. She is making the climb to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting sportsmanship and a code of conduct in athletics, around the world. The nine-time Wimbledon singles winner has never...

Vote for the new Seven Wonders of Nature

Vote for the new Seven Wonders of Nature Nov 21st, 2010 at 8:00AM: A few years back there was an organized effort to select a New Seven Wonders of the World, which resulted in a list of seven amazing places that joined the Great Pyramids on a modern list of spectacular destinations. Now, a similar effort is being made to select a New Seven Wonders of Nature as well. The process began not long after naming the New Seven Wonders, with more than 440 locations, in...

Fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa by climbing Kilimanjaro

Fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa by climbing Kilimanjaro Oct 12th, 2010 at 8:00AM: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is an amazing experience that deserves to be on the "life list" for any adventure traveler. Standing 19,340 feet in height, Kili is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing volcano in the world. Located just a few degrees off the equator, its snow capped summit is the stuff of legends, even inspiring Ernest Hemingway to write about it. Now, you can...

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