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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Chicago You Don’t Know: Movies in the Park

The Chicago You Don’t Know: Movies in the Park

When: Every Tuesday from Mid-July to Late-August at Sunset Where: Grant Park (and various other neighborhood parks) Cost: Free! City vacations inherently seem to consist of lots of walking, little relaxing, obnoxious maps, dinner plans, crowded sidewalks, and ...
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In Search Of The Real Lost World: Scaling Mount Roraima

In Search Of The Real Lost World: Scaling Mount Roraima

My trek the top of Mount Roraima was an accidental adventure. Serendipitous? Yes. Rewarding? No doubt about it. However, there were times when I would have given anything to be anywhere other than on that mongrel of a mountain in...
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Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise

Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise

“Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from ...
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Chicago River Cruise, a great way to view the amazing architecture up close

Chicago River Cruise, a great way to view the amazing architecture up close

Chicago River Cruise: This is by far the best way to view Chicago’s amazing architecture up close. As you glide down the river that splits the Windy City in two, look around at all the beautiful buildings that scrape the...
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The Children’s Museum in Chicago, the first in the US

The Children’s Museum in Chicago, the first in the US

Chicago Children’s Museum: Although children’s museum can be found in any major city across the country, Chicago can lay claim as being the first. Opened in 1982, Chicago Children’s Museum is the perfect place to take the kids for a...
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The Dizziness Of Freedom: The Birth And Rise Of Bungee Jumping

The Dizziness Of Freedom: The Birth And Rise Of Bungee Jumping

  AJ Hackett’s first bungee jump was in 1986 off of the Greenhithe Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand. His friend Chris Sigglekow introduced him to the idea. In the 1970’s Chris witnessed students from Oxford University’s Dangerous Sports Club jump...
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