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Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

  Twice in my life I have spent several days off the grid in Peru, slogging up and down the Andes Mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Once I did it on the Inca Trail, another time on the Salkantay
cheaper to ski in Europe

It’s Cheaper to Ski in Europe Than in the USA

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s getting really expensive to ski in the USA. There are still bargain regional mountains out there, and we’ll get to those, but if you’re planning a big skiing vacation this season you may want to
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The Definitive Guide to Adventure Tour Travel Pricing

If a travel destination is cheaper, will an organized tour to that destination cost proportionally less? That depends on where you make the booking. I once got an e-mail from a reader asking this: “I understand what you are saying about
Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic

From Prague to Narnia: Exploring Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic

Imagine riding a couple hours from tourist-packed Prague and hiking in a landscape that looks like it came right out of The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s not a dream: you can easily do it by heading north to Bohemian Switzerland in
Trishuli River whitewater rafting Nepal from Kathmandu

Whitewater Rafting on the Trishuli River in Nepal

Nepal is one of the world’s greatest whitewater rafting destinations. It has steep mountain rivers you can ride for days, at a variety of skill levels. The problem for a casual traveler, however, is that all but the Trishuli River take