“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me,” Sara said while we walked. The sun beat on us, taking my sweat and making me red. I told her that the only Bible verse …

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I have officially lived in New York for one year. I moved from Los Angeles fresh out of college with a journalism degree; an open mind; and a dream, like the many thousands before me. I began interning three days a week, 9-5, for a magazine publisher in the beautiful Hearst building. I woke up very …

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Inside the silver billycan — a cooking pot that is deeper than it is wide and cheaper than it is sturdy — a small mountain of lentils is bubbling and spluttering, gently tapping at the underside of a closed lid. They are plump and steamy and make a squelching sound as though they are wading through …

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I’ve been traveling alone in Thailand for a little over two weeks now. I came here to escape a nagging sense of idleness that I felt back home in Asheville, NC. This journey was supposed to be a life-changing trip for a long-term partner of mine and me, but morphed into an exploration of my …

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Mount Rinjani was a sketch in charcoal. Acres of burned-out grassland, the northeastern flank of the mountain eaten up, turned under. At the trail’s edge, scorched alang-alang grass trembled, the husks fragile and ashy and blowing away. A bleak scene for a honeymoon. But that didn’t matter. We were here for adventure, however it might …

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Part One: How I Got Myself Into This Mess One of the very first things that Tim told me about himself was that he and his two best friends were about to ride their Suzuki motorcycles to the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina. We were standing at the bar in Foundation Brewing Company …

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When I last spoke with Misadventures I was training for a North Pole ski expedition — that was back in January when the skies were dark and the weather was cold.  My mind was set on getting even colder with my upcoming April trip.  It is now summer, the days are long and hot, and I’ve …

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