A motorbike sped down the trail I had traversed the previous evening. It circled my tent and came to a stop. A man bent down, zipped open the tent and reached for my wallet and phone in the side mesh sleeve. Unsure of what to do, I grabbed his forearm and feverishly blew my whistle …

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As I tried to silently sob in my brother-in-law’s tiny Spanish apartment, my partner exasperatedly mumbled, mostly to himself, that maybe he would just stay in Spain longer and I could head home early, which made me cry even more, which made it even harder to cry quietly. Why was I crying? I was in …

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Fuel your outdoor adventures with delicious recipes and simple ideas for camp cooking: Make Meals in Advance Make casseroles, soups, stews, and other one-pot meals — and freeze them in waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags. Bake and freeze muffins and cookies, too. When it’s time to load up for the trip, pack your frozen foods strategically …

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The Western Highlands of Guatemala are the epitome of off-the-beaten-path, with long stretches so remote they were spared the country’s brutal 36 year civil war, and—as I discovered hiking across them—often literally without a path. More than an education in aspects of Guatemala’s cultures and landscapes though, my 6-day hike through the mountains and altiplano …

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Gillian Grogan’s music is woven with intention, and imprinted with the places and people she’s come across in her travels. A self-described engineer, sustainability geek, musician, and human, she wields the power of her songs as a call to action for the environment, and the people who inhabit it. Cross-legged in the September sun, I …

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[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]ith an unsettling nausea looming in my stomach, masked by overall uneasiness, I hesitantly stepped out of the taxi—it being the sole comfort that I had holed up in for the past hour, sheepishly peering out the windows with pure ignorance combined with wonder. Jetlagged, starving, disoriented and profusely perspiring—and despite the fact that …

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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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Want to visit Cuba? It’s complicated. In 2016 everyone’s favorite communist island nation got its day in the sun when then president, Barack Obama, eased restrictions for U.S. travelers – meaning Americans were no longer required to visit Cuba through a licensed travel group. They could go as individuals, or what’s known as people-to-people travel. …

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I remember buying my first backpacking backpack. I walked into an outdoor store and chatted with a salesman about options. When I asked about lightweight packs, he dismissed them, telling me they would strip away any comfort and weren’t worth it. I left with a backpack that on its own weighed close to five pounds. …

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“You look like a beached whale,” Tyler called up to me. Thanks to fear, I barely winced at the insult. I peered at the vertical ice wall above me through fogged-over goggles. One of my crampons had come unfastened from my boot. I pressed my chest, stomach, and cheek to the ice, wishing my body …

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There’s nothing I love more than hopping on a plane. But when I land, I need a solid base to rest and relax. I’m equal parts homebody and adventurer. As passionate as I am about travel, I enjoy sinking my teeth into a place and staying for long enough to pick up on the characteristics …

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