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5 of the World’s Most Endangered Animals (and Where to See Them)

5 of the World’s Most Endangered Animals (and Where to See Them)

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are more than 21,000 threatened animal species on the planet (the organization’s ‘Red List’ is available online). While the majority of these species are

Where’s the Best Coffee in the World?

Where’s the Best Coffee in the World?

From the plains of the midwestern United States to the jungles of Southeast Asia, coffee is a popular beverage that many people love and need. In fact, in some countries people will literally tell you that they could not physically survive without this heavily caffeinated and delicious drink.

6 Things I Learned in the Yukon

6 Things I Learned in the Yukon

In the summer of 2010 I participated in a guide training program in the Yukon Territory. Although I had spent quite a bit of time in the outdoors

Around the World: The Santa Claus Edition

Around the World: The Santa Claus Edition

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone and that means, at least for most Gentiles of the world, Christmas is right around the corner. While we all love the food and the family the presents aren’t

Thanksgiving Dinner: A U.S. Smorgasbord

Thanksgiving Dinner: A U.S. Smorgasbord

Thanksgiving is here and I’ve already begun my pant-stretches in preparation for the ungodly amount of food that I will be consuming. This week we are taking time to shout out to all corners of the United States by showcasing the unique Thanksgiving dishes that make this holiday so great!

The World’s Best Breweries, by Continent

The World’s Best Breweries, by Continent

Before you say something, we know this is a contentious topic that is likely to stir up a passionate debate. Beer is one of the oldest, most beloved beverages on Earth, so any glaring omissions

The 7 Should-Be Wonders of the World

The 7 Should-Be Wonders of the World

When it comes to traveling to amazing places, the 7 wonders of the world are usually on the top of most people’s list. The problem is that even if you have the time and money to plan a trip to see the wonders, the next step is to choose which [...]

7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

7 Best Shoes for Long-Term Backpacking

Whether you are planning on gallivanting through European cities or scaling mountains in the Himalayas, the right footwear is an absolutely essential part of any journey. With the copious amounts of time you will be

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Real-Life Places That Stood in for Movie Fantasy Lands

Thanks to the ever-expanding capabilities of computer-generated imagery, today’s moviemakers are able to create fantastic settings for the characters in their films. But CGI only goes do far

5 Sexiest (Fictional) Adventurers

5 Sexiest (Fictional) Adventurers

Nothing seems more romantic than packing all of your belongings into a bag, buying a one-way plane ticket to some remote destination and picking up with some hot local adventurer with a deep but sexy