Sometimes travel is a test – of our wits, our nerve, our endurance, or all of the above – and it can take us far beyond our comfort zone. Read stories of nomads confronting their fears, testing their survival skills, and discovering just what they’re capable of.
Amanda’s host in Lachaux, France seems to never worry about anything. But how will she react when she learns Amanda has lost her beloved dog?
Normally one to stand on the sidelines, Nick Sustana suddenly finds himself one of the castellers (castle-makers). What could go wrong?
Lyn Mawbry celebrates a milestone birthday with 10 days of mushing in the frozen Yukon wilderness.
On a work exchange on a farm in northern Iceland, Danielle Tate-Stratton sees the horses in her care stolen right before her eyes.
In remote Thailand, a kayaker starts to doubt the intentions of the local strangers who volunteered to be his guide.
Plus-sized cancer survivor Bisa Myles faces a new challenge – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Searching for a moment of privacy in Ethiopia, Anthony Immergluck gets the surprise of a lifetime.
Wildlife photographer Cindy-Lou Dale comes face-to-face with one of her subjects in her bedroom.
Vincent Roazzi Jr. faces down wild beasts and his own skepticism on a spiritual journey to Bhutan's most famous monastery.
After a devastating car accident, walking at all seemed like a miracle. Walking on a glacier seemed like an impossibility.
A traveler conquers Sarawak’s thorniest mountain climb, via mega caves, upriver journeys, and deep jungle trekking along a blood-stained path.
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