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Hike, Kite, Dive – Adventure Travel With A French Twist

Holiday Gifts Guide: Adventure Travel Gear and Outdoor Equipment

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Looking for ideas on adventure travel gear and outdoor equipment? Need a list of what to buy for your next outdoor adventure? Not sure what to purchase for your travel electronics? Search no more! We all travel differently, and all… Continue Reading →

2018 Adventure Travel Photo Calendars

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We are proud to introduce our new 2018 Calendars, packed with photos from our adventure travel experiences! For 2018, we are offering our premium photo calendars. These are LIMITED prints made from our original photos! Hurry, order today and receive… Continue Reading →

The Golden Eagle Festival: Deep into Traditional Kazakh Culture in the Mongolian Altai

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One of the reasons we wanted to visit the Altai was to attend one of the traditional eagle festivals near Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kazakh culture. What is the Golden… Continue Reading →

Kiteboarding Mannar: A New Sri Lanka Kiting Paradise Unveiled

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While kiteboarding in Kalpitiya has increased in popularity, kitesurfing Sri Lanka is at its beginning with plenty spots waiting to be discovered. Well, search no more! Kiteboarding Mannar will make you feel like an explorer! And if you think the… Continue Reading →

A Guide to Baliem Valley Trekking: How to Prepare your Papua trip

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Traveling to Papua is rough, but highly rewarding. Still an off-the-beaten-path destination, Papua doesn’t see many visitors. Trekking the Baliem Valley is even more challenging, with barely 700 people hiking the mountains per year. If you are looking on how… Continue Reading →

The 48 Travel Apps and Websites We Love and Recommend

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After one year on the road, we compiled a solid list of travel apps we came to love and rely on. Some we used before we left, but since developed a new found love. Others we discovered on the road and came… Continue Reading →

Searching for Wild Orangutans in the Borneo Jungle of Kalimantan

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Indonesia boasts some of the most unique wildlife in the world and is the place to go to see wild orangutans. The islands of Sumatra and Borneo are indeed the only places where you can find the great apes. Borneo… Continue Reading →

Top Sri Lanka Kitesurfing: Kalpitiya Spots and Around

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Kalpitiya boasts two wind seasons, making it one of the spots with the most kitesurfing days in a year. The many lagoons are perfect for beginning kiteboarders, whereas the nearby ocean and the several islands in the bay are better… Continue Reading →

Valampuri Resort Review: A Tropical and Secluded Experience in Kalpitiya

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We first visited Kalpitiya in March hoping to catch the last of the winter kitesurfing season. Little did I realize the season ends in February. No wind for us, except a few days of minimal breeze not worth getting the… Continue Reading →

[Infographic] Ze Wandering Frogs Celebrate Year 1 of their World Trip

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Papua Trekking in the Baliem Valley and Yalimo Country

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One of the goals of our round-the-world trip as adventure travel fellows is to trek some of the earth’s most remote mountains. And Papua trekking is all that: remote, challenging, and with a part of mystical aura attached to it…. Continue Reading →

A Taste of Indonesia: Balinese Cooking Class at The Amala

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Discovering a new country through its culinary tradition is a must for us, and what a better way to taste Bali traditional cuisine than learning how to cook it as well! That’s how Bruno and I, together with Bruno’s parents… Continue Reading →

A Stunning 5-Day Kerala Motorbike Road Trip Itinerary from Kochi

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Kerala, like most Indian States, has so much to offer and as usual, most of it is outside the major cities. While Kochi (Cochin) is a must-see for its historic buildings, many Kerala attractions lay beyond the city walls. Here… Continue Reading →

Top Dive Sites around Kri Island, Raja Ampat, Papua

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Dive sites around Kri Island are world-famous and for good reasons. Plenty sites to choose from, stunning islands, turquoise water, and remarkable marine life make Raja Ampat a prime scuba-diving destination. Of course, conditions vary depending on when you visit,… Continue Reading →

Leopards Encounters at the Wilpattu National Park, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a paradise for wildlife lovers and offers several great parks to observe leopards and elephants in the wild, as well as excellent birdwatching opportunities. Why Wilpattu National Park? While Yala West National Park is Sri Lanka’s most famous… Continue Reading →

A Fantastic 3-Day Camel Trek in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan

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After our few days in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, Bruno and I were keen on renewing the desert experience. This time we decided to go on a camel trek in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. We reached Jaisalmer for… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

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Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

A Glance at The Lush Tegalalang Rice Terraces of Bali

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One cannot go to Bali and not make time to see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Located about 3 miles (10 kilometers ) from Ubud, the Tegalalang rice fields are only 20 to 30 minutes away from the popular town. The… Continue Reading →

From Sweet Grapes to Dry Raisins in Turpan

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I have to confess I did not know much about Turpan. We first heard the name from a fellow traveler we met trekking in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. But the mention of the Silk Road quickly me sold me. We… Continue Reading →

An Exploration of Prambanan Temple, A Hindu Jewel on Java Island

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While Borobudur is the popular attraction around Yogyakarta, I was not familiar with the Prambanan Temple. The temple turned to be an impressive site which I found fascinating and was to be one of the highlights of our Java Island… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

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The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

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Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

An Encounter with the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders of Mongolia

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The Tsaatan Nomads, or the Dukhan as they are also known, live high in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range of Mongolia. The region is bordered by Russia to the west, the Darkhad Valley and Lake Khövsgöl (Khövsgöl Nuur) to the… Continue Reading →

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

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Can you imagine swimming beside a 12 m (41 feet) long shark while it’s on an eating spree? Well, that’s what we did when we swam with the whale sharks in La Paz, Baja California. The whale sharks, known locally as… Continue Reading →

Stunning Mongolia Gorkhi-Terelj National Park on Horseback

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Since I was a little girl riding ponies, I was fascinated by the thought of galloping through the green steppes of Mongolia. As we planned our Mongolian trip, horseback riding stood high on the list. Less than 36 hours after… Continue Reading →

Brazil Kiteboarding by the Sand Dunes of Jericoacoara

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Jericoacoara – Think sand dunes, warm water, strong winds, and epic kiteboarding sessions. Oh, and a cold Caipirinha while watching the sunset from the sand dunes after a hard day… What used to be a small fishing village has long… Continue Reading →

Traditional Bowhunting with the Hadzabe Tribe in Tanzania

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The Hadzabe Tribe are amongst the last hunter-gatherers on the planet. With less than 1,000 still alive today, the indigenous ethnic group lives around Lake Eyasi, the Rift Valley, and the Serengeti Plateau. Their way of life changed little in… Continue Reading →

A Face-to-Face with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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The dominant gorilla male sat still, quiet, just a few feet away. His back half-turned. A feeble attempt to ignore us maybe? Or a confidence in his might and reign over his surroundings? Tall and strong, he displayed the patch of grey… Continue Reading →

How to Spend 3 Amazing Days on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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We started our 3-week stay in Australia with 3 days on Kangaroo Island. The appeal of Australia was without surprise its rich and unique wildlife. Kangaroo Island seems to encompass many of what we looked for. Why Kangaroo Island? The… Continue Reading →

Katmai Brown Bears in the Wild: Catching Salmon at the Brooks Falls

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Native Americans regard bears as a symbol of strength and wisdom, and as we stood by the Brooks Falls on that sunny summer afternoon, I could understand why. Large, powerful, confident, patient, cunning – the Katmai brown bears have them… Continue Reading →

A Winter Adventure in the Arctic: Tundra Camping & Dog Sledding

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Dog sledding and winter tundra camping in the Arctic Circle? Count us in! Part of our weeklong Arctic experience with Arctic Chalet was to spend the night in a camp at Jimmy Lake located 50 km (31 miles) north of… Continue Reading →

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