Distance runner, traveler, adventurer, and writer Jenny Tough lives up to her name. She’s trekked and paddled her way through six continents, including the unmapped terrain of the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Here’s her on goals, challenges, and what she brings on her runs.  You were the first person to run solo and unsupported …

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As you read these words on March 18th, 2015, 11 women from Team SCA are gliding through the Southern Ocean, sailing from Auckland, New Zealand en route to Itajai, Brazil. Today is the start of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, a grueling and epic nine-month sailing race around the world.

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I recently spoke on the phone with Jessica Pociask, the owner and founder of WANT (Wilderness and Nature Travel) Expeditions. In the next year they will be leading trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Japan, Baja, Costa Rica, Jordan, The Maldives, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands, Mongolia, Alaska, Kamchatka, and more. For a little wanderlust, check out the schedule here.

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The enraged water buffalo charged down the narrow dirt path toward us. I ran as fast as my weary legs would carry me – so fast my feet almost slid out from underneath me – my mammoth backpack slapping me in the back of the head with each step. Was this seriously happening? I came …

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I hadn’t planned to go solo. A group of friends in Heidelberg had expressed interest in going, but they all declined during the week leading up to Friday, and I found myself facing the choice of going alone or not going at all.

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[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite my exhaustion, I couldn’t close my eyes and go to sleep. Above me were millions of stars in the inky-black sky, and below me was the Mediterranean Sea, gently rocking me to sleep on the front deck of the gulet, a two-masted traditional wooden sailing vessel. We were in Turkey to walk the …

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1. Is using a travel agent cheaper than self-booking through money saving search engines like Priceline? Often, yes. Travel agents can save lots of money, even for the most seasoned adventurers. “Search engines like Expedia and Priceline.com charge a commission for finding and spitting out the cheapest flights available,” explained my favorite travel agent, Connie …

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The Alex Lowe Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion has teamed up with the Sherpa’s Fund, a group of ten pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers, to raise money for those affected. They are sell­ing their pho­tos of the Ever­est region and allo­cat­ing 100% of the prof­its to this community.

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[dropcap size=”small”]R[/dropcap]ad songs from talented sisters from all over the globe because, well, sometimes America just isn’t enough.   Falling – Yuna (Malaysia) I Don’t Know – Lisa Hannigan (Ireland) Compartir – Carla Morrison (Mexico) In the Hearts of Men – The First Aid Kit (Sweden) Holland – Cold Specks (Canada) Tout Le Monde – …

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