Nowadays, traveling the Silk Road is to follow the ghost of traders, merchants, and Mongol warriors. Much has changed. However, the Silk Road’s reputation as the world’s highest, lowest, hottest, coldest, longest, most rewarding road trip remains the same.
Widely considered the Holy Grail of hiking in Bhutan, the Snowman Trek is also the hardest hike in the Himalayas. Maybe even the toughest trek in the world. This beautiful and brutal trail eats hardened hikers for breakfast. Although many try, few succeed.
WHAT: Human Rewilding Apart from being slightly smarter than the average monkey, our pre-agricultural ancestors were as “wild” as the animals they stalked or the berries they picked. Fast forward a few millennia. Nowadays, only a fraction of their domesticated descendants know what it’s like to forage for edible plants or kill their own meat. […]
The Canning Stock Route is widely considered one of the world’s best, most fun-filled four-wheel trips. However, this 1,200 mile stretch of sun-baked desert is dusty, dry, and desolate. It takes no prisoners and doesn’t care that you ran out of fuel or food in a place where there is precious little of either.
The Mongol Rally has no rule book, no pit stops, checkpoints, or fancy accommodations. It’s just you and your buddies, on your own, piloting your rolling rubbish dump through the mountains, plains, and deserts of Eurasia and beyond.
WHAT: Search for The Snow Leopard In the high-altitude heart of the Himalayan mountains, rules a stealthy, powerful, phantom feline. It’s the wildlife photographer’s “Holy Grail” animal, and the quintessential lucky sighting. It is solitary, shy, and doesn’t like posing for photos. It is the Panther Uncia, AKA, the “Grey Ghost,” AKA – The Snow […]
800 years after the Mongols conquered Asia, a British adventure company decided Genghis Khan´s ancient paths would make the perfect route for the world’s longest, toughest, and funnest horse race.
Vipassana meditation retreats are purposely structured to beat one’s mind and body to a pulp. Anyone looking to just kick back and zen out is in for a rough awakening.
The Rickshaw Run is a 3000km survival race in a three-wheeled, accident-prone death trap through a country that boasts more traffic accident deaths than anywhere on earth. As well as being quite possibly one of the most hair-brained vacations out there, signing up for the Rickshaw Run is one of the greatest road trip adventures on the planet.
Despite making up just 0.3 percent of Earth’s landmass, Costa Rica is home to five percent of all species on the planet. And most of these stunners hang out in Corcovado National Park, a protected area of virgin rainforest where the terrain and its inhabitants are the stuff of Jurassic legend.