Antarctica: The Last Frontier of Travel

Antarctica. Remote, unpredictable, inhospitable with snarling winds and an unforgiving frost. Despite the potential for danger, seasickness and extreme frostbite, I’m happy to report that I’ve returned safely from my 11-day expedition aboard the Antarctic Dream, a former Chilean Navy vessel turned luxury cruise ship. […]

Antarctica: The Last Frontier of Travel2017-08-03T15:36:53+00:00

Packing for Antarctica

Cuddly penguins, massive icebergs and the looming threat of seasickness….all just a few days away! Antarctica here I come! I’m flying into Buenos Aires, then a flight to the ‘end of the world’ in Ushuaia, then hopping aboard an 11-day expedition called Antarctic Dream Check out their site…this trip going to rock! I’m incredibly [...]

Packing for Antarctica2017-08-03T15:38:09+00:00

Bouldering ‘Rocks’ New York City

It’s hard to imagine that in the middle of New York City’s concrete jungle of skyscrapers and traffic, there’s a thriving community of rock climbers. I recently ventured out with the Outside Television crew to do a little bouldering across Central Park's natural jungle gyms.

Bouldering ‘Rocks’ New York City2017-08-03T15:39:09+00:00

10 Extreme Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List:

10 Extreme Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List: In the spirit of the hugely popular book “1000 Places To See Before You Die,” I’d like to offer up a few more adrenaline-soaked activities to add to your travel to-do list.  These activities are all experiential, aspirational and, most importantly, extreme! […]

10 Extreme Travel Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List:2017-08-03T15:42:30+00:00

Trekking with Mountain Gorillas

If you dream of trekking with mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the place to be for gorilla gazing. Located in the South Western part of Uganda, Bwindi is home to some 320 mountain gorillas. Visitors keen on eco-tourism should flock to this World Heritage site for a close-up view of the largest and rarest of all ape species.

Trekking with Mountain Gorillas2017-08-03T15:48:48+00:00

An island paradise: spear fishing in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sunset beach vista from my beach bungalow on Kendwa beach Not a dinner party goes by without someone asking me, “Out of all of the places you’ve been around the world, what’s your all-time favorite destination?”  For me, the answer is simple.  Tanzania. Home to the Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, rich Maasai traditions, welcoming people and [...]

An island paradise: spear fishing in Zanzibar, Tanzania2017-08-03T16:15:31+00:00

How to swim with great white sharks… (and live)

I swear, I hear the Jaws “da na da na da na” theme song in all bodies of water, from oceans to bath tubs. That’s why it was particularly out of character for me to sign up for a great white shark cage-diving adventure off the coast of South Africa… and so can you. This day activity (also offered in parts of California) allows swimmers to snorkel with sharks from the safety of a metal cage. A boat trip takes you out to the middle of the ocean, dragging a trail of chum (a delicious stew of fish guts and blood) behind it. The great whites catch the scent and are lured towards the curious swimmers bobbing inside a protective contraption. Crazy? Yes, but if you’re looking for a deeper understanding of these deep-sea creatures, it’s an awe-inspiring way to spend an afternoon.

How to swim with great white sharks… (and live)2017-08-03T16:13:45+00:00

Camel safari in the Moroccan Sahara

Sitting atop camels with knobby knees and yellow choppers, our group of young travelers trekked single file into Eastern Morocco’s Sahara desert. The scene was very Lawrence of Arabia: camel caravans, white gossamer head scarves and a setting apricot sun casting shadow puppets onto nearby sand dunes. This was day one of a two-day camel [...]

Camel safari in the Moroccan Sahara2017-08-03T16:17:16+00:00

When in Rome… Fight Like a Gladiator

Smash. Our swords collide with a colossal metal clang. Lifting my shield above my head, I manage to avoid a lethal blow before narrowly dodging a trident aimed for my stomach.

When in Rome… Fight Like a Gladiator2017-08-03T16:18:58+00:00