Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak

This travel story is an excerpt from Four Corners: A Journey into the Heart of Papua New Guinea by Kira Salak.

I left Tahiti behind, still hearing Cocos words, You always go, non?

The plane rose and I watched the shores of French Polynesia fade to a spread of blue ocean. The fragrance of Tahiti seemed to linger on my skin, in my hair, like a memory that couldnt be washed away.

A flight attendant handed me an Air New Zealand survey. One of the questions asked: “How do you generally prefer to travel?”

I smiled to myself as I checked the box, “Independently, without prior arrangements.” A lifetime summed up.

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How to Bike Across the U.S. by Kathleen Ventura

Bike Across The U.S.

My husband, Brock, and I knew that when our lease was up we’d sell everything, quit our jobs, and travel the world.

We had a lot of ideas, but ultimately decided to stay in the U.S. before heading abroad.

We had been half kidding about riding our bikes across the country for a while, and one day we decided we should just do it. So we started researching, buying our bikes and gear, and planning like crazy.

And in June of 2012, we kick-started our crazy bike adventure…

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The National Geographic Young Explorer’s Guide to the Chesapeake Bay…

When National Geographic backs your research, you know you’ve made it!

And Dana Bunnell-Young should know…

Dana is an environmental scientist (more on that in a minute) living and working along the Chesapeake Bay – an outdoor wonderland for fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating, bird-watching, and research.

Yes, research.

Dana is on a mission to investigate the cause of dead zones (areas with no oxygen) in bodies of water.  She even earned a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to help fund her research!

Learn more about environmental science, how it impacts travel, and Dana’s work along the Chesapeake Bay in this eco-friendly interview…

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Discover the Truth About Medical Volunteer Work in Kenya…

Medical Volunteer

Kenya’s a popular destinations for volunteer work.

Why?

A number of volunteer organizations are based in Kenya and an even larger number of people in need of help.

And Lisa Harvey should know.

Lisa’s first medical volunteer experience was in Kenya at an HIV/AIDS clinic where she provided medical assistance to the people of Nairobi.

Since then she’s volunteered around the world – from Canada to Brazil – and share’s her insider tips for women considering volunteering as well…

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Wendy’s Ultimate List of Things to do in Napa…

My name is Wendy and I have lived near Napa for the past six years.

Napa can best be described in these five words:

  • Wine;
  • Scenic;
  • Food;
  • Retreat; and
  • Historic!

Women should consider visiting Napa because it’s the ideal getaway vacation. Spectacular views, scrumptious food, award-winning wines, relaxing and rejuvenating spas, gourmet cooking classes…and so much more.

Girlfriends and couples alike will be pleased.

Whether you  watch the world beneath you as you silently soar across the vineyards in a hot air balloon, shop for one-of-a-kind antiques, wander through special art collections while sipping on a glass of ruby red cabernet, or relax at the end of the day with a massage before dinner under the stars, Napa has it all…

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