Getting to the top, and seeing what lay on the other side, is a moment I'll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.
Deciding a major shake-up of our lives was necessary to heal from the breakdown of our family, we turned to our longstanding passion for travel. So we chucked it all to travel around the world for a year. What would we do when we returned? We had no idea.
Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.
While many people are choosing traditional vacations, more and more travelers are taking advantage of new ways to explore the world.
For jaded travelers and adrenaline junkies alike that have supposedly done everything and have nothing left on their bucket list, may I humbly suggest these eight truly novel travel ideas for 2014.
"If you think about the actual reason, the story you want to tell, you will be in a much better position to convey this to the people looking at your images."
The final restless place of thousands of diseased, murderous and insane people, Poveglia is the convergence of everything we know about evil. So what's the deal with this island of spooky terror?
Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.
The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.
Viet Nam is just beginning to enter into the consciousness of Americans as a potential place to retire or pre-retire after decades of negative associations because of the war. Close to half a million Americans traveled to the South East Asian country in 2012 including thousands of war veterans.
Here's a short compilation of video clips giving an insight into our time in Antarctica so far.
I am now lying in a tent on the Ross Ice Shelf, camped a few miles away from where he and his team would have camped in the mid-eighties.
Since inspiration is the first step in any unforgettable journey, we've looked at recommendations from our community of travelers to find those far-flung cabins, huts, lodges, and tents where you can shack up far from the worries of the outside world.
Afraid you will fail? Supplant your fear with a greater motivation.
From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.
The best part of the whole meal and experience, for me, was the laughter and the conversations that we four women (Paola joined us) had during the meal, even if we didn't always understand each other. Laughter is pretty universal, of course, and we laughed.