Isn’t It Iranic?

The taproot of the tree of civilization, Iran. While the USA is an entity less than a quarter a millennium young, Iran’s recorded history bows back 5000 years. At its height, about 500 B.C., Persia controlled more than 2.9 million square miles of land spanning three continents, east into India, south to Egypt, westward to […]

Above and Beyond Alaska: Arctic Adventure Travel

A short film by Connor Callaghan about extreme adventuring through Alaska. Experience ice climbing, glacier treks, cave spelunking, arctic kayaking, beer and whale watching with ABAK wilderness trips and a small group of dedicated adventurers. Fill Each Day with Adventure Here’s a list of some day trips the group took and some information from ABAK […]

Al Hirshen Comes of Age in The Catskills

As a young boy I would run home from school every day to turn on the TV and drink in whatever show or movie was playing. It turned out all my favorite performers were veterans of the Catskills, Borscht Belt comedians, mostly Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, who cut their teeth in the Catskills at resorts […]

Adventure Matters: Sometimes You Have to Eat It to Save It!

It is fady to kill a lemur. The punishment is ill health, and five years in jail. Madagascar, the planet’s fourth-largest island, floats 250 miles off the east coast of Mozambique in the southwest Indian Ocean. The Afro-Indonesian people govern their lives with a series of social taboos, or fadies. And a long-time fady, rooted […]

Climbing Mount Elgon, Uganda: 8-day tour

Dates of Travel: November 2016 SUMMARY Hike to the summit of the most beautiful mountain in Africa you’ve never heard of! Another first for Mountain Travel Sobek: Mt Elgon in Uganda. Many who know say this is the most stunning volcano climb in the continent. Join me this November 5th on a trip to trek […]

Explore the Pacific’s Remotest Islands by Private Air Charter

Hidden Pacific II: A private charter exploration of the Pacific’s remotest countries Designed and led by Wheeler Expeditions All of us dream of being here on an idyllic South Pacific island paradise. Some of us, however, want to experience more. We want to go to the remotest, least-known island nations in the Pacific – to meet who […]

The Hardest Place in the World to Visit

The covering has the disconcerting effect of obnubilating as well as illuminating the woman behind it. Local tourists overlooking Al Ragasat Canyon. #SaudiArabia A photo posted by Richard Bangs (@richardjbangs) on Mar 21, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT Shrouded in black niqab and ankle-length abaya, she floats towards me. Behind, her friends are firing salvos of […]