Just Step off the End of the World
If someone told you that you had to do something called the Canyon Swing and to wait for Kamikaze Fred, would you do it?
Wolf-Watching in Yellowstone
Even from my observation spot inside a park minibus, the sight of them makes the hair on the back of my neck rise.
In Praise of CouchSurfing
CouchSurfing might sound frightening, but the international connections and community can be worth it.
Scoot Scoot Riot
A woman. A moped. And an adventure.
Ditching First Impressions
Luckily I have a month and a long drive from Brussels (my home at the time) back to the Dordogne in France.
Hunting with the Huaorani
The Huaorani were trembling with excitement. Their bodies contracted like springs ready to launch.
Buck Creek Ridge: Where the Epiphanies Are as Plentiful as Wildflowers
ATV-ing is like life as a woman. It's a rocky, hard, overwhelming ride on the uphill. Ditto for the downhill.
Hike Up! Modern Dog Sledding
Today we’re going dog sledding and it’s very, very clear the teams are just itching to run.
The Kindness of Strangers
The difficulty lay not in fending off wild animals, but in the fact that the next place I could expect to restock my food was 500 miles away.
Rudderless Bliss in Baja
Near the fishing village of Loreto, 700 miles south of the border on the Sea of Cortez, two travelers embark on a one-week kayaking trip.
Island in the Sun
An extended family boards a hand-built boat to circumnavigate the world.
Oh just sting me already Scorpio, I surrender!
Leaving her job behind, an ecologist sets out on a vocational training scholarship while island hopping from Canada to the Indian Ocean.
The Ripple Effect
A three-day journey on a 38-kilometer paddle through Top End river country, home to birds and wildlife, and maybe a croc or two.