According to the National Geographic, here are some of the things to do in the shadow of Tungurahua, one of South America’s most active volcanoes:
- Swing at the End of the World
- Bathe in hot springs
- Outside adventure: Mountain bike, Zipline, Rappel, Rafting, Bungee
- Hike to Devil’s Cauldron
Dogs can be excellent company in the outdoors. Exploring the wilderness with a furry friend can be an incredibly fun and bonding experience, but only if you plan ahead. If you don’t, bringing your dog could be a dangerous mistake, one that ends abruptly, unpleasantly, or even tragically.
Backpacker has some good advice on what do you need to know, bring, do, and avoid when camping, backpacking, or hiking with your dog.
Lucy Barnard is attempting to set a world record by walking 30,000 km, length of the world, from Argentina to Alaska. If she reaches her goal, the 35 years old Australian will become the first woman to walk that length.
Jano Gibson, writing in ABC News:
“It’s meant to be 30,000 kilometres but with all the to-ing and fro-ing and getting lost and trying to take shortcuts that end up being far longer, I really couldn’t give you a true number,” Ms Barnard said.
There’s just one rule: she can’t use any motorised transport.
The vast majority of the journey is by foot, but several water crossings along the route require a kayak.
Here are some of The Guardian’s suggestions for the best adventure travel challenges for 2018:
- Mongolian cycling adventure
- Swimming the Greek Cyclades
- Hiking weekend, Bulgaria
- Azores Trail Run
- Vätternrundan Bike Race, Sweden
- SUP tour, Cuba
- Cycling in Umbria, Italy
- Great Wall of China trek
Check the article for the other suggestions.
Heading out on a solo adventure can be one of the most rewarding travel experiences. It also comes with unique challenges. Anna McNuff, Trisha Andres, Emma Thomson, Lois Pryce, and Richard Madden, writing for The Telegraph have put together a list of holidays the intrepid traveller can do alone. Some of the more adventurous include:
- A multi- day hike through Bolivia, starting from the sprawling city of La Paz
- Head off in search of the Northern Lights and explore the wilderness of Finland
- Pedal through the Swiss and Italian Alps
- Horseback riding in Argentina at Estancia La Rosita in northern Argentina
- Meet the tribes of Papua New Guinea
- Dog-sledding across frozen lakes in northern Finland
- Survival skills in the African bush
- Learn to dive in Zanzibar
In 2015, filmmaker Pete Mcbride and Kevin Fedarko set out to hike the entire 700 mile length of the Grand Canyon National Park in an effort film and highlight the numerous threats facing the canyon and its future.
Watch the trailer to the forthcoming film, Dust in the Blood.
Robert Macfarlane, writing for BBC Travel:
The Broomway traverses vast sand flats and mud flats that stretch almost unsloped for miles. When the tide goes out at Foulness, it goes out a great distance, revealing shires of sand packed hard enough to support the weight of a walker. When the tide comes back in, though, it comes fast – galloping over the sands quicker than a human can run.
Disorientation is a danger as well as inundation: in mist, rain or fog, it is easy to lose direction in such self-similar terrain, with shining sand extending in all directions. Nor are all of the surfaces that you encounter reliable: there is mud that can trap you and quicksand that can swallow you. But in good weather, following the right route, it can feel nothing more than a walk on a very large beach.