Misadventures is hitting Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide this month! You can find the brand-new summer issue in the magazine aisle: To celebrate, we’re doing two weeks of giveaways (from July 11 – July 24)! The swag up for grabs includes some of the kickass gear featured in the issue, plus other items from our incredible partners: Adidas Terrex …

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Gaijin is the word in Japan for foreigner. If you’re not Japanese, this is what you are. The nail that sticks up in Japan is hammered down. The gaijin can’t be hammered down, you will always stick out. Accept it and cause a scene on a train. The decision to move there was made after …

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In a piano bar one night   Winter I am reading Frank O’Hara in Moscow, thinking of his samovar embroidered with basil   leaves and Ukrainian mottos. He called that poem Poem, which makes me bold. I have a vodka drink   called the Raskolnikov in a piano bar one night, with Piano Man in …

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The narratorial voice of Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube is as cold as the title suggests, and as cold as the place Blair Braverman, our guide and author, keeps coming back to. Malangen, Norway is a small spit of land north of the arctic circle (“north of the moral circle,” one leering man tells …

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Erica Hartnick, one of the beautiful brains behind Yoga Trade, the site that connects travel and yoga enthusiasts with work, volunteer, and learning opportunities all over the world. Sound like something you’d love? Check it out. But proceed with caution, you may find yourself packing your bags before …

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Francine LeFrak is changing the way one approaches “giving back.” She is a philanthropist with a hands-on approach who works tirelessly to help end violence against women and support education and empowerment of women around the world. She was born into a family that imprinted upon her the importance of giving back. LeFrak’s hard work and vision have …

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Evening was setting in although we couldn’t really tell; the sky was just as dark as it had been all afternoon.  The clouds were low and monstrous, “the embodiment of evil,” my father called them.  He laughed as he said it. Those clouds filled the space around us.  They were dark, and robust, and thunderous. …

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When I first met Whitney Parnell, CEO & Co-founder of the rising nonprofit, Service Never Sleeps (SNS), it was about three in the morning and I’d lost most of the feeling in my toes from the great polar vortex that had overtaken Washington, D.C. Whitney offered me a ride home after I’d participated in the city’s …

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  ~John Muir Summer is here—the days of longing for trail time and adventure have finally arrived. I’ve had my summer planned for months. As a trail runner, I sign up for races months in advance and then wait (and train) in anticipation. This year, my itinerary includes …

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It was the millionth cough of the night. Or was it the million and first? I’d lost count and all I could focus on was the penetrating pain in my ribs and the feeling of drowning. At close to 20,000 feet, every ache was amplified and every cough drained my energy significantly more than at …

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