“It’s Djiboutiful!”(And the Hottest New Destination)

When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn’t imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first descents down big rivers that fall off the Abyssinian Plateau: The Omo, Baro, Blue Nile, and the Awash. We called our little expedition Sobek, after the ancient Egyptian crocodile god, hoping the […]

MTSobek Introduces: A Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

OVERVIEW Once you’ve seen Canada’s Northwestern Passage, wildlife viewing may never be the same. Nestled between the towering mountains of Baffin and Bylot Islands, our Arctic camp takes Arctic adventure to the next level. Starting and ending our voyage in the picturesque hamlet of Pond Inlet, we’ll journey some 435 miles north of the Arctic […]

Discover Suriname: The Last Paradise on Earth

{ 10 Days, 9 Nights – 20 April 2016 } No other place on the planet has a rainforest so diverse and pure. OVERVIEW This special trip will explore the little-known but stunning and extravagant Suriname that breathes adventure, surprises, and miracles around every tropical corner.  Discover the distinctive Suriname celebration of diversity, great food, […]

Free ExOfficio Underwear Giveaway

BEST UNDERWEAR EVER? It wasn’t so long ago that “travel clothing” was a contradiction in terms, like “bipartisan cooperation,” or “army intelligence.” But then came ExOfficio, revolutionizing clothing so that it traveled with us, not against us, and made the experience functional, fashionable, and most importantly–comfortable. I’ve been wearing ExOfficio garments since the company launched […]

Why I’m Going to Burma (Myanmar)

When word got out I was thinking of taking a group to Burma this November, I received this email: Dear Mr. Bangs: I strongly advise you to drop travel to Burma. The treatment of the Rohingy minority is so appalling that I feel that no one should be visiting that country… This is not the […]

Richard Bangs Channel Hits 1 Million on YouTube

In the sizzling midst of the Sargasso Sea doldrums of August, we have some cool news to share. The Richard Bangs Channel on YouTube achieved a noteworthy milestone this week, passing the one million views mark, making it one of the top sites for original travel video content in the world. Produced by Emmy-winning White […]

Taste Taiwan Wins Silver Telly

The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Travel/Tourism (Silver) in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Taste Taiwan: A Culinary Tour. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. We wish to thank our partners in this production: […]

2015 Expedition of the Year – Canoe & Kayak Awards

The 2015 Canoe & Kayak Awards celebrate the past year’s most inspiring paddlers, adventures, and expeditions. I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech to announce the winner, Mike Ranta for his single-season canoe crossing of Canada. Selected by nearly 9,000 votes of peers and everyday paddlers, Canada Coast to Coast was a 4,750-mile, […]

Richard’s Gold List: Hotels and Restaurants

HOTELS Northern Ireland: Lough Erne Resort We surveyed the width and breadth of the land, turned every doily, checked every thread count, and we’re pleased to announce that the Lough Erne Resort, on a 600-acre peninsula in Enniskillen, is the best hotel in Northern Ireland for 2014. And the leaders of the Free World agree, […]

River of the Red Ape – First Descent 1986

The first descent of the Alas River (The River of the Red Ape) in Sumatra, running through the heart of the world’s greatest orangutan reserve, down crazy rapids, past villages with almost no contact with the outside world, and through the richest and most bio-diverse rainforest on earth. Led by Richard Bangs with veteran Sobek […]