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Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You

Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You June 10, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Local Insight | Read More
The Cup of Life, Copa Mundial, the best competition in the world, the most popular sport in the world, la vida loca, joga bonita…call it what you want, bottom line – the World Cup is finally here!  The host nation of South Africa fulfilled on their promise and completed their stadiums, instituted...

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Brings Divers to Yucatan Peninsula

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Brings Divers to Yucatan Peninsula June 8, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Known for their sponsorship of dramatic cliff-diving world-series events, Red Bull again hosted the world series, which took place this year on June 3rd and 4th in the Yucatan Peninsula (southeastern Mexico). The contest was held at the “Sacred Cenote,” or sacred sinkhole located near Chichen Itza,...

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race

You Can Still Register for the San Jose Muddy Buddy Race May 28, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, San Francisco | Read More
One part obstacle course, one part seven mile dual-mode race. And mud? Did we mention that this year’s Muddy Buddy race in San Jose is likely to leave you and a friend streaked in brown and black by the end of it? By the time you’d end up crawling through the mud pit at the event on Sunday,...

Volkswagen Survey Finds Middle Easterners Are Outdoors-Minded

Volkswagen Survey Finds Middle Easterners Are Outdoors-Minded May 27, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Data shows that getting out and about is growing in popularity among many Arabs, and a Volkswagon survey has the data to show it! The German automaker has been trying to explain the success of its Tiguan, a small sports utility vehicle that offers the same versatility that families in the 70s and 80s....

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata May 25, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, China | Read More
Five years ago, Dr. Konrad E. Bloch, of the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, was 50 and had only limited climbing experience, but he wanted to study high altitude related illnesses.  So Bloch and his colleagues recruited 35 healthy climbers for a trip that was half adventure travel, half...

Tea-Apres: Cultivating Ski Culture in Afghanistan

Tea-Apres: Cultivating Ski Culture in Afghanistan May 12, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Remember a few years ago when one of those irreverent shirt companies were selling tees that proclaimed “Ski Iraq!”? Sure, the place was a bit of a nightmare back then (not to mention the fact that Iraq doesn’t even have a ski resort,) but it brings up an interesting point. Is there...

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains

First Woman to Ascend Earth’s Fourteen Highest Mountains May 3, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Last week in Nepal, South Korean Oh Eun-sun reached the summit of the 26,545-foot Himalayan mountain Annapurna, and as she crawled towards its peak, she likewise worked her way into the record books to be the first woman to climb and conquer the world’s fourteen highest mountains. AP has video of...

Airline Prioritizes Golf Bags, Leaves 40 Non-Golf Bags Behind

Airline Prioritizes Golf Bags, Leaves 40 Non-Golf Bags Behind April 27, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News | Read More
Last week a Direct Air flight from Plattsburg, New York to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina left forty bags behind after the airline prioritized getting golf bags onto the plane. “The golf bags went on first so we could make sure, because people are coming down to golf and they want to have their...

50 Quotes to Inspire Adventure Travel

50 Quotes to Inspire Adventure Travel February 22, 2010 | Active/Outdoors | Read More
Need a little inspiration for your next adventure? From authors to musicians, politicians to athletes, these guys say it best… “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” -G. K. Chesterton “Fortune and...

Adventure Travel on a Budget

Adventure Travel on a Budget October 20, 2009 | Active/Outdoors, Budget | Read More
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to share a guest post from adventure travel enthusiast Kraig Becker. Kraig writes for The Adventure Blog and Gadling.com, covering adventure travel and outdoor adventures from around the globe. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has trekked the Sahara, snorkeled...
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