Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman with Atlas Obscura

Explore the treasures of Oman, from the dunes and oases of the desert to a vibrant coastline rich in fortifications, historic port cities, and tropical gardens. February 26th -March 5th, 2018 Combining breathtaking natural beauty with a well-preserved cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the most overlooked tourist destinations in the Middle […]

Friends of Richard Save (FOR) 15% off Middle Fork of the Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Activity Level: Easy Trip Length: 6 days To Save 15% as a Friend of Richard’s, Call 1-888-831-7526 and mention Special Code “MFS15RB” when you book on the Jul 9, Jul 17, Jul 25, and August 10, 2017 departures. Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is both a fun-filled ride down one of the world’s greatest […]

The Best River Trip in America! Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

View the Itinerary for this Summer’s Rafting Adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River  When I was a river guide on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon I found myself with a couple of weeks off between assignments. I had read Tom Brokaw’s account of his wild trip down the Middle of […]

Explore Iran: Treasures of Persia (September 2017)

Trip dates: September 15 – 29, 2017 Trip Highlights Journey through Iran and visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Persepolis, Pasargadae, Isfahan’s Jame’ Mosque and Meidan Emam Travel with expert guide Saeid Haji-Hadi (aka Hadi), who has been leading tours in Iran for almost 20 years Visit a colorful and crowded 18th-century bazaar, where vendors sell […]

Brian Monnin & The Galapagos Kids

Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinations and asked them to write of their experience. Tom Robbins reported from Tanzania; Bobbie Ann Mason from New Zealand; Edward Hoagland from Yemen; Roy Blount, Jr. from the Amazon, and on. For the Galapagos I […]

How to Indulge in the Many Personalities of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a portmanteaux of geographic personalities, an overstuffed valise of seductive charismas and tropic endowments. If geography is destiny, then Puerto Rico atones for the ill-tempers of other parts of the world, and instead is blessed with an island-wide jocund, incited, in part, by its natural features…its mountains, forests, beaches, rivers, lakes, cliffs, […]

Puerto Rico’s North Region: Porta Atlantico

There is an elegance of sufficiency and style in the activities here in the North. From riding the equestrian trials to golfing the world-class fairways; the sophisticated dining, to the thrills of spelunking. There is a harmony of the land and sea here, the karst that looks sculptured; the links that are, and the cliffs […]

Illinois: “It’s Just a Great State!”

An Interview with Cory Jobe, the Illinois Director of Tourism, who lists the many attractions and attributes that make Illinois a great state. From wineries and museums, to craft breweries, ghost tours, and scenic landscapes, Illinois’ diversity offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement.

Adventure Matters

From The Commencement Speech to the Jackson Hole Community School, 2015 To the graduates of 2015 I only have four pieces of wisdom to impart: Adventure Matters, Embrace Failure, Follow Your Passion, and… The Rolling Stones. The first comes from watching so many of my own fellow grads set out on a path of adventure, […]

What to Do If You Don’t Climb the Rock

The Aborigines ask that we don’t climb Uluru, the iconic Rock that sits in the Red Centre of Australia. Why? Because it is a sacred place for the Aborigines. So, what do we do instead? Watch this short video to find out. The Art of Not Climbing For the adventurous types like myself, passing up […]