At the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba there are no escalators. Passengers lug carry-on bags down stairs to their gate cursing the poorly air conditioned terminal, and the one restaurant in the food court has a constant line, with no indication of what is actually available. When I reach the counter, a woman …

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Not many runners know the secret to calming pre-race jitters: a quiet walk on the beach. Participants in the Mont Saint-Michel Marathon, then, are lucky. Before settling into bed, they step foot on the cool sand of the Saint-Malo shore. The silence on the coast, broken only by the sea breeze, ensures the night before …

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I’m the first person to admit it: I’m addicted to buying Lonely Planet guidebooks. When I’m preparing for a trip, one of the first things I do is head to BookPeople, my lovely local bookstore, to snap up the latest version of my chosen travel bible. I love perusing a freshly-cracked Lonely Planet: gazing at …

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In honor of International Day of the Girl 2016, we asked photographer and international guide Christine Armbruster to share her experience introducing girls and young women to the extraordinary experience of worldwide travel and adventure. Next time you see a Girl Scout selling cookies, ask them what they are raising money for. You might hear that …

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Elyse DeFranco chronicles her time working on wildlife conservation in Kenya, with photos from a combination of wildlife reserves in Laikipia near the base of Mt. Kenya, Samburu in the north, and the Maasai Mara in the south. [divider] Guest Contributor [/divider] Elyse DeFranco is a wildlife ecologist, photographer, and modern nomad of sorts, who has lived at research …

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My husband and I were together for eleven whole years before we got married, but it’s only since saying our vows that the world has expressed displeasure with my propensity for traveling solo. Eleven years isn’t an obscenely large amount of time to maintain boyfriend-girlfriend status for high school sweethearts, but it’s a decent period …

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“If it terrifies you so much, why do you do it?” my mother asked. I was about to leave for Port-au-Prince to sail on a relief yacht through Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands. I was popping anti-anxiety meds, losing sleep, my fingers itching to call it all off. To retreat into safety. I had never …

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It was my brother Ethan’s idea. He was getting married in Jinan, China, and Taishan, or Mt. Tai in English, was a quick bullet train ride away. “We’ll climb it a few days before the wedding,” he said. “We’ll be too hung-over after.” He meant he’d be too hung-over after, referring to the Chinese tradition …

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To enter the red door in the alleyway you first have to press the “2” and “5” on the keypad and hold for three seconds. You climb five levels of concrete steps in a darkened stairwell to a blue metal door with a Russian-era keyhole and no handle. Behind this door is a one bedroom …

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Misadventures is coming to print! Yes, you read that right: the magazine by and for adventurous women is making its ink-on-paper debut. Featuring brand-new content, including interviews with incredible women, a compendium of winter survival skills, a holiday gift guide tailored to misadventurers, and page after page of stunning photography, Issue 0 will be available …

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