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The 7-Colored Sands Of Chamarel, Mauritius

7-Colored Sands of Chamarel, Mauritius

Ever visited the African country of Mauritius? It is an island nation east of Madagascar in the southwest corner of the Indian Ocean. It was the only known habitat of the now-extinct Dodo bird. And much like that ill-fated avian species, the colored sands of Chamarel are also unique to Mauritius. Nowhere else on earth … Read More

Exploring The Venado Caves of Costa Rica

My buddy Jared got stuck in the Venado Caves of Costa Rica

If you should find yourself near Arenal Volcano, be sure that you visit Venado Cave, which is located about a 45-min van-ride south of La Fortuna. Officially known in the cave registry under its original local Indian name, Caverna Gabinarraca (well, what has been explored so far) consists of over 2,700 meters and is believed … Read More

Where My Dogs At!? Dogsledding in British Columbia, Canada

Dogsledding in Yellowknife, Canada

The late December snow and ice crunched almost rhythmically under our feet as we approached the isolated dog kennel nestled in the backwoods of Whistler, BC. Dusk was rapidly turning into dark, but the fleet of Alaskan huskies designated to pull our sled were bouncing with energy like it was high noon. “Don’t let them … Read More

To the Top of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs

Pike's Peak Reservoir, AKA Pike's Peak Lake, is located near mile marker 16 on the drive up Pike's Peak in Colorado

The Most Visited Mountain In All Of North America Driving into Colorado Springs and the surrounding area it is impossible to miss Pikes Peak, which looms up ahead in the clouds and dwarfs all of the other nearby mountain summits. At 14,115 feet it is home to the highest railroad in the USA, Pikes Peak … Read More