Where The Wild Horses Are

Where The Wild Horses Are

Some come for the peaceful beaches, others for the pristine landscapes, but what most people remember most from visiting Assateague are the wild horses — sitting right next to you on the beach. It was ironic that I was visiting Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge when Ken Burns’ six-part series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” happened to be airing on PBS. As I was watched, I couldn’t help to marvel…

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Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My

Majestic Mountains, Beguiling Towers, And Lawless Bandits, Oh My

With the disappearance of the lawless bandits and random kidnappings, what’s the most likely reason for not returning home? Try not wanting to leave.   Our friend back at the embassy in Tbilisi dutifully passed on warnings from higher-ups advising us not to go or, if we were so intrepid, to at least hire a guide. They warned us about the bandits and we listened to stories of foreigner kidnappings that went in one ear…

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A White Night Out In stockholm

A White Night Out In stockholm

Sweden’s long summer days and cool nights out makes it one of the best places to visit in Europe come the longest day of the year. This was classic Stockholm. It was just past midnight and from our view in one of Stockholm’s highest rooftop bars we’d just watched the sun finally dip below the horizon, ending the luminescent sunset that had slowly been unfolding over the past hour or so. It was just a…

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Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

Finding Paris’s Secret Corners From Behind A Camera

You never know what you’ll stumble upon while wandering the streets of Paris with camera in hand. Hopefully a good picture, but more important, some great memories. Sophie pushed open an anonymous door on rue de Faubourg Saint Antoine and we stepped off the noisy street and into a peaceful, shaded alley leading into a Parisian courtyard that seemed to be from another century. I followed her, still a little flabbergasted at the nonchalance with…

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Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends

Angkor Wat At Sunset With A Little Help From My Friends

Who needs a tour guide when you have friends like these? Angkor Wat with a little help from the local police. By Paige Stringer My first glimpse of Angkor Wat came from the back seat of a Cambodian police officer’s motorbike. It all started with an early evening arrival in Siem Reap. After checking in to my hotel, I referred to my guidebook which suggested that sunset at Angkor Wat was a visual experience not…

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The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

The DMZ: Travel To The Most Dangerous Place On Earth

A trip to the DMZ only heightens the wish that one day, unification for the Koreans will no longer be a dream.   Razor wire surrounded us as soon as we reached the northern border of Seoul. Manned watchtowers lined the rivers and even tanks cloaked in camouflage stood at the ready. The proximity of this otherworldly situation to the cultural and business center of the country was staggering. Our vulnerability was quickly becoming apparent….

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Capurgana, Taganga and Colombia’s Sweet Caribbean Cacophony

Capurgana, Taganga and Colombia’s Sweet Caribbean Cacophony

Capurgana: Donkey Carts and Reggae Music Those resilient enough to get there will be heavily rewarded. Capurgana is gold. A refuge from the rest of the world surrounded by humid green, red mud jungles and pristine cyan waters. Best of all: Capurgana’s incredibly cheap for everything that it offers. Ania and I found a place to camp for $1.50 a night each. We set up our tent across the street from the sea and went…

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How To Become An Adventure Filmmaker: Q+A With Reel Rock Film Tour’s Josh Lowell

How To Become An Adventure Filmmaker: Q+A With Reel Rock Film Tour’s Josh Lowell

I knew I was in the right place when I saw the lean and muscular people milling about outside Boulder Theater — hair dreaded and Patagonia-clad. They had that relaxed, slightly stoned look that comes only after hours of swinging from rocks — and just maybe from some extracurricular chemical activity too. But these Boulderites were actually rock climbers who had come to see the REEL ROCK Film Tour in Boulder, Colorado — the agreed…

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In Search Of The Northern Lights

In Search Of The Northern Lights

We huddled in the dark in front of the laptop. Webcams pointed out across the vast frozen lake would pick up any sign of the aurora borealis before the human eye. Outside the temperature was several degrees below freezing and the snow was knee-deep. It was our sixth attempt at seeing the northern lights, and over the years we had blazed a trail of failure right across the Arctic Circle. Our hopes that night, from…

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Missing Paris: Running The Paris Marathon

Missing Paris: Running The Paris Marathon

Seven miles into the Paris Marathon I was content, blissfully lost in the illustrious City of Light. But then I saw the pacesetter and I was hooked. So fanatically attached to the mythical four-hour mark, I missed it all. Focused on the clock, I missed Paris. Well, almost. The day before the Paris Marathon, I visited the running expo in a gigantic convention center. Strolling from vendor to vendor, I stopped at a poster the…

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