I’ve been reconnoitering the backs of beyond since the exordium of modern adventure travel, and have reported about quite a few. So, I combed through the dangerous catalogue and picked out what I think will be the best adventures for 2018 (and personally tested them all). The trek along the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world’s classic adventures, a four-day epic pilgrimage that echoes the ceremonial journeys of the ancient Incas.
"It's Djiboutiful!" (And the Hottest New Destination)When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications ensued we hadn't imagined. I walk around the outside...it's a wide building with narrow, lancet windows... and there in the back is a rounded Afar hut held together with an assortment of fabrics, like patches on a leaking ship. On the last afternoon, I ask Ken to drive me to the Train Station where we once shipped our bitten rafts.
Palm Springs sprawls like a petrified fossil on a culture dish in the middle of the hottest, driest desert in North America. Who would want to live there? Yet, in the early half of the 20th century it became an oasis for hay fever sufferers, and valetudinarians with tuberculosis, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. That is until its first Green Movement, one that saw a spate of golf courses rolled out like carpets throughout the Coachella Valley.
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Selecting a term
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