adidas Terrex Skyclimb 2 Insulation Jacket on Cotopaxi

While climbing Cotopaxi in Ecuador I fell in love with my adidas Terrex Skyclimb jacket. No matter the altitude or weather, it kept me warm and comfortable and agile. I mentioned this to our good friends at adidas Outdoor and they offered to give away a dozen of the jackets to our readers. GET A […]

“Richard Bangs’ Quests” Wins SATW Gold Lowell Thomas Award

The American Society of Travel Writers has awarded Richard Bangs the highest award given in the 2013 Travel Journalism Competition for the production entitled Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder. This is the 29th annual Lowell Thomas contest, overseen by the SATW Foundation and Richard Bangs’ Quests for Wonder TV Special has taken the gold […]

Explore Laos with the Founders of Sobek Expeditions

The founders of Sobek Expedition, Richard Bangs, George Wendt and John Yost, will be joining the August 30 departure of this trip, a very special opportunity to travel with the legends. The latest addition to the exciting World Rivers series explores the millennial archeology, vibrant rainforests, fascinating culture, and cool mountains of Laos and Thailand. […]

“Walking with Polar Bears” receives a Northern Lights Award

The Canadian Tourism Commission has honored Richard Bangs with a 2013 Northern Light Award for the story “Walking with the Polar Bears”; first published in the Huffington Post.  The Northern Lights Awards honors excellence in travel journalism including outstanding work in print, online, photography , broadcast TV, and online video.  The awards pay tribute to the work of North American […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Polar Bears

Upper management got you down? Take some advice from these critters and jump those next 5 rungs on the corporate ladder. Where did this awesome polar bear footage come from? Glad you asked… All shot on location in Canada; learn more here.

What ever happened to the Von Trapps?

Nestled into the rolling hills outside of Stowe, Vermont is the answer to this question.  We spoke with Sam von Trapp, who manages the Trapp Family Lodge and is frequently seen on a pari of skis, gliding about the nordic trails. Sam is the son of Johannes von Trapp (youngest of the Trapp Family Singers) and grandson of […]

Celebrating Syria: “We couldn’t go back, so we started mammon instead.”

The Richard Bangs Network is growing!

We have a foundation of super high-quality destination videos from many countries around the world, from one of the most experienced and trusted sources in travel, Richard Bangs.  Now we want to feature your destinations and your videos! Do you have exceptional video of your destination?  If so, we’d love to showcase it to a […]

10 TravelSmith Adventure Vests

10 free TravelSmith Voyager vest up for grabs! All you have to do is name a video within our YouTube Channel ( that clearly shows Richard sporting this vest (there are many).  The first 10 to submit a correct answer will receive a free vest (offer only available to U.S. residents.) 11:18 AM PST // […]

LIVE in Iowa // Sept. 17 // Putnam Museum World Adventure Series with Richard Bangs

On September 17th, Richard will be on hand at the Putnam Museum World Adventure Series to present two of his award winning public TV specials, Egypt and Morocco. Presentations at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m. VIEW THE TRAILERS BELOW! The World Adventure Series is held each year in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater – you can […]