Patagonia: Mirror Image, with Penguins

Tim Cahill is one of America's most renowned adventurers and travel writers. He is the author of nine books, including such revered titles as "Jaguars Ripped My Flesh," "Pecked to Death by Ducks," "Road Fever," "A Wolverine is Eating My Leg," "Pass the Butterworms," and "Hold the Enlightenment." A founding editor of Outside magazine, he has written hundreds of articles for Outside, National Geographic Advenure, Esquire, The New York Times Book Review, and other national publications, and has co-written three Imax screenplays, two of which were nominated for Academy Awards. He lives in Montana.   The single question a travel writer most often hears is: What is your favorite destination?  I think most of us who deal with the question as a matter of course have formulated...

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Kenya Field Report: Wildlife Walks, Sleeping Under the Stars, and Exciting New Finds

Kenya Field Report with guides and Starla Estrada from GeoEx

A safari in Kenya is a profoundly moving experience that we believe should be on every traveler’s wish list. But with the negative reports coming out of the region, the country's tourism, which accounts for about 15 percent of its GDP, has significantly declined. Not only does this lack of visitors affect the people of Kenya, it also endangers its wildlife by allowing opportunities for poachers to move in unseen. Our Managing Director for Africa, Starla Estrada, recently returned from Kenya and we asked her to share a little about the country’s extraordinary beauty, her latest discoveries, and the wildlife that needs to be protected now. Trip Highlights One highlight was a walk I went on at Richard’s River Camp with Johnson, my Maasai warrior guide. We stopped at the Hyena Caves, where more than 200 hyenas live, just a short distance from camp....

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Innocents Abroad

Innocents Abroad In Morocco by GeoEx

Sometimes the most poignant gifts of travel are the most unexpected, and sometimes innocence is the key that unlocks a transformative travel experience. This premise is at the heart of Lonely Planet's engaging anthology An Innocent Abroad, which presents 35 tales of life-changing trips by acclaimed and emerging writers. In the coming months, Wanderlust will be presenting a series of excerpts from this collection. Today's story, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, describes a heart-pumping, perspective-widening adventure in the mountainous wilds of Morocco.    I can’t remember why we had to go to Morocco. We’d never been abroad. My wife, Kristina, had lived in Japan and Hawaii with her Air Force family.  But she had been a child then.  And that was not true travel, anyway; just a version of removal. I’d been to Mexico, but only to play basketball for my church team. Once I’d...

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Exploring Bhutan, Baby in Tow

Explore Bhutan with Family by GeoEx

GeoEx's Carey Johnston, just back from a trip in Bhutan with her husband and nine-month-old son, River, sat down with us to answer some questions about their adventure. Her experience—like so many others of GeoEx travelers—dispels the myth that having kids means ditching your travel dreams.  Were you nervous about traveling with your baby? Definitely. But my husband and I agreed not to give in to fear. Everybody gets a little anxious before traveling to new places, and doubly so with a child. But once you’re on the road, you just roll with things in the same way you do at home. How did traveling with River affect your experience? I’ve traveled all my life, but on this trip, I saw new things through his eyes. For example, at the Divine Mad Monk’s...

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Saved by a Camel

Saved By A Camel In India by GeoEx

Sometimes the most poignant gifts of travel are the most unexpected, and sometimes innocence is the key that unlocks a transformative travel experience. This premise is at the heart of Lonely Planet's engaging anthology An Innocent Abroad, which presents 35 tales of life-changing trips by acclaimed and emerging writers. In the coming months, Wanderlust will be presenting a series of excerpts from this collection. Today's delightful tale, by award-winning writer and photographer Amanda Jones, recounts a life-changing adventure in India.  “You are not what I was hoping for,” the terrifying face of my boss was saying. “I’m not sure you’re cut out for the fashion world.” This news was not unsurprising. Shortly after graduating from university with a science degree, I’d somehow talked my way into a middle-management position at a venerable fashion magazine. Though I’d always fancied myself something of an...

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Don George, Editor

Don George is Editor in Chief of Wanderlust: Literary Journeys for the Discerning Traveler. He has been Travel Editor for Salon.com and the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle, as well as Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications. Don has published eight books, including Travel Writing, A Moveable Feast, The Kindness of Strangers, and Tales from Nowhere. E-mail him at [email protected]

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