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Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Facing Your Fears: 7 Things to Do in Thailand That Will Push Your Limits

Thailand has adventure at every bend. From rock climbing without ropes to scuba diving without a tank, there is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Thailand that will push you to your very limits. Ten years ago my mother offered to take me on a holiday to Australia. That’s a hell of an offer, […]

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30 Things to Do in 30 Countries Before You’re 30

30 Things to Do Before You're 30

I let my 30th birthday slip by pretty quietly. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far, and turning 30 seemed like the last thing I needed to be celebrating. After all, milestones aren’t measured in years—they’re measured by the journey. Coincidentally, my 30th year (which just passed on the 30th of last month!) took place […]

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Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador

Hiking 15,407ft in a Hailstorm to the Top of the Pichincha Volcano in Quito, Ecuador

A hike up Rucu Peak of the Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador is often a treacherous adventure. Despite being just outside the capital city of Quito, weather doesn’t always cooperate at such high altitudes. Thankfully, it makes a good story to tell. A powerful stroke of thunder punched the air and I knew it was my cue to leave. […]

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Paragliding and Rock Climbing in Medellin, Colombia

Paragliding Selfie!

Deep into the hills which overlook the red-brick city of Medellin, we soared high above the sweeping green pastures and miniature hamlets of rural Colombia. Small pueblos, livestock, and serrated hills swirled beneath me. We had been climbing through the sky for more than 20 minutes when we began our descent. The farmhouses below were becoming larger and larger, until […]

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A Thrillseeker’s Adventure Guide to London

A Thrillseeker's Adventure Guide to London

You probably wouldn’t associate London with adventure. After all, it’s a majestic, historic city. Obviously, you haven’t been watching the James Bond films, in which we saw the secret agent powerboating on the River Thames before fighting James on top of the O2 Arena. If you look harder and deeper in London, you will see […]

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Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

Entering the Sathorn Unique, the Abandoned Ghost Skyscraper in Bangkok

I had heard mutterings about an abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok. It was rumored to be haunted and forsaken. If I wanted to enter, I was going to have to sneak in through holes in the rusty fence and bribe the group of junkies who guarded the first floor. I would have to enter the car park across the street, cross […]

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Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng, Laos

Hot Air Ballooning in Vang Vieng, Laos

It was 5:30 in the morning and I could barely open my eyes. I had avoided tubing in Vang Vieng so I could wake up early enough to catch a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the hills of Vang Vieng. Yes, believe it or not, I went to Vang Vieng and didn’t partake in […]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge: Trekking Through the Mountains of Southwestern China

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Trekking Through the Mountains of Southwestern China

The magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) lies in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on the Jinsha River. Yunnan is diverse, the southern region being more tropical and akin to the climate of Southeast Asia (it borders Burma/Myanmar). Northern Yunnan, where the gorge is located, is renowned for its mountainous countryside that more closely resembles […]

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Conquering the Highest Bungee Jump in the World. Because I’m an Idiot.

Conquering the Highest Bungee Jump in the World. Because I'm an Idiot.

You wouldn’t be the first person to call me an idiot. After all, I do have a track record of doing some pretty stupid stuff. During my junior year in college I jumped out of a second story window. One time I even got naked at a strip club (yeah, I know–it’s supposed to be […]

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Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier: A Photo Essay

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Seemingly walking further and further into the jungle, a vast clearing came into view, the ground covered only by rocks and boulders. We were surrounded by lush greenery on either side. The mountains dwarfed their valley and any person walking through it. The early morning sun was shielded by the mountains. Though it was daytime, […]

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