I started mountain biking for one of the more common reasons that people start anything that’s new, unfamiliar, and kind of scary: to impress a boy. It was springtime, and I was 24 with a new boyfriend who talked about mountain biking the way that I talk about New Jersey pizza. That is to say, …

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As we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are naturally turning to romance — that includes the thrill of adventure and the feeling of sharing those experiences with someone special. I believe there are parallels between adventure and romantic pursuits; in fact, many women have met their life partners while engaged in adventurous …

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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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You thought the walls were thin in your apartment—try getting physical in an RV. As they say, if the camper’s a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’. Yes, it’s true that when you live in a RV and you don’t like your neighbors, you can move, but here’s the thing, no matter where you move, you’ll always be within ten feet …

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I knew it was a bad sign when our taxi slowed to a crawl, the driver asking us again for our address. I sighed as my boyfriend Greg fumbled to look it up on his smartphone. We were just outside of Quito, Ecuador, where Greg had booked us a stay during an overnight layover. In the morning, we’d …

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