Archive for the ‘Adventure Travel’ Category

America’s Deepest, Darkest and Grizzliest National Parks

America’s Deepest, Darkest and Grizzliest National Parks
Source: www.nps.gov by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Last year, Americans logged more than 285 million visits to our National Parks-that’s just 10 million tickets shy of the most visits ever since the Nat’l Park Service started in 1916. Of course, the biggest and most famous ones (Grand...
March 31st, 2010 | Adventure Travel, United States | Read More

Running The Death Valley Marathon – A Race to the Finish

Running The Death Valley Marathon – A Race to the Finish
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor Source: www.trekearth.com Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest and lowest place in North America. If I hadn’t driven across it myself I’d never guess that this 3 million acres of vastness lies only 2 hours by car from the glitz and excess...
March 29th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, California, Fitness & Workouts, Nevada | Read More

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!
Belize’s mix of lush rainforests, labyrinth of underground caves, and Mayan ruins make this Central American country the perfect place for adventure. For diving and seeing reef sharks, Ambergris Caye is an easy choice. But if you want to experience more of the Mayan culture, hike to ancient ruins,...
March 22nd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Philosophy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail

Lost in Belize VI: Following the Chocolate Trail
By Holly C. Corbett LG Executive Editor ***** The district of Toledo, cradled between the Mayan Mountains and the Caribbean Ocean, is a 50-minute flight from Belize City and has been called the birthplace of chocolate. Ancient Mayans once used the cacao bean as a currency, and even wore it as jewelry....
March 16th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda

Lost in Belize V: Catching Dinner in Punta Gorda
I admit it: the biggest reason I visited Punta Gorda, Belize’s smallest and southernmost town, was because I was following my stomach. Well, I was actually  following the cacao trail to see how chocolate is made from bean to bar, and there’s a place in town that calls itself  “the...
March 12th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Belize, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, Restaurant Reviews, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole

Lost in Belize I: Diving the Blue Hole
I’d always wanted to see Belize after hearing Jen and Amanda’s tales of petting nurse sharks and doing wall dives when they visited before our round-the-world trip. So I made my way to the small country (roughly the size of New Hampshire) and the only English-speaking nation in Central America...
February 26th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Central and South America, Lost Girls, Sports & Games, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail
Rachel Hunt is a native Oregonian who has stumbled her way across four continents with designs on the other three. Having haggled in the souks of Oman and wrestled caimans in the Amazon, she is constantly in search of her next adventure. In the meantime you can find her blogging on The Matchbox Dairies...
February 23rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, Peru | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans
Nancy Yeomans has run more than 20 marathons, as well as countless shorter distances, all around the world.  She can be found living and running in Newburyport, Massachusetts when she is not traveling.  Nancy is an Air Traffic Controller by day and a Travel Agent by ‘moonlight’. *** I’ve...
February 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Greece, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Peru, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
By Courtney Brooks LG Travel Correspondent 1. Hike Table Mountain Table Mountain, with Lion’s Head on one side and Devil’s Peak on the other, is located in the middle of Cape Town. It often has a waterfall of clouds pouring off the front of it, otherwise known as the “table cloth,”...
January 20th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Food & Wine, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back

Book Review and Interview: To Hellholes and Back
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor ***** Chuck Thompson, former features editor for Maxim and former Editor in Chief for Travelocity Magazine, calls the four destinations he never wants to see-Africa, India, Mexico City and Disney World-the four horsemen of his apocalypse. In his second travel memoir, To...
January 11th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Africa, Health & Safety, India, Mexico, Travel Books & Movies, Travel Philosophy | Read More