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Keeping fit on the road: How to travel and stay healthy

Keeping fit on the road: How to travel and stay healthy

It’s all too easy to give up on exercise while traveling. “But wait! I move all the time, walking around, hauling packs, adventuring..” Sure, you move. But that’s not enough to keep up the healthy (physical) lifestyle that long-term travel can obliterate with it’s wanton dietary and time-schedule demands. Because of this, I’ve compiled a…

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How to Get to Asia’s Largest Waterfall: Huangguoshu in Guizhou, China

How to Get to Asia’s Largest Waterfall: Huangguoshu in Guizhou, China

Huanguoshu: The Largest Waterfall in Asia Guizhou, China, is a rather far-flung destination. Most people (myself included, before I got here) couldn’t find it on a map. Yet Guizhou (pronounced gway-joe) is a powerhouse of unique destinations. Beyond it’s ethnic villages, world-class climbing, and record-breaking caves Guizhou boasts Asia’s largest waterfall. Huangguoshu, at 77.8m tall…

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Your First 5000 Meter Peak: Climb Dafeng in Siguniangshan, China

Your First 5000 Meter Peak: Climb Dafeng in Siguniangshan, China

If you’re looking to bag your first 5000 meter peak, I suggest tackling DaFeng in Siguniangshan, China. For the most part, high-altitude mountain climbing is no joke. It requires a commitment to fitness and to a situation in which many of the variables are out of your control. Though objective danger varies from peak to…

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Largest Cave Chamber in the World: The Sarawak Chamber

Largest Cave Chamber in the World: The Sarawak Chamber

What makes for the World’s largest cave? If a combination of height, length, and width are the variables we’re looking for, then Son Doong cave in Vietnam is number 1, boasting its own forest ecosystem inside. However, one can expect a margin of light to follow them through Son Doong’s unbelievable recesses. To truly find…

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An Overview of Mulu Park: Malaysian Borneo

An Overview of Mulu Park: Malaysian Borneo

A black ribbon twitches on the sky as we look it up. It’s small at first, eventually distending into other tendrils that swerve and dodge against a swarm of predator birds. Little pulses become an unbroken string of one million bats off to forage in the falling light. It’s the largest daily wildlife exodus in…

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Guide to Acquiring a Chinese Working Visa: From Start to Finish

Guide to Acquiring a Chinese Working Visa: From Start to Finish

Disclaimer: This guide is long, for reasons of clarity and exactness. If you only want to know what you need in terms of documentation then feel free to scroll. However, working in China is nothing to be cavalier about, so I’ve done my best to include everything I could.  General information To the uninitiated,  those trying for…

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How to Avoid Getting Robbed in Southeast Asia

How to Avoid Getting Robbed in Southeast Asia

While most articles take the liberty of describing how to do something, I’ll focus here instead on how not to. In this case, how not to get robbed or pick-pocketed while inebriated in Southeast Asia. If you think that is too specific, then you probably haven’t spent enough time there. From Bangkok to Siem Reap, there…

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Mount Siguniangshan: Accessible Tibet in Western Sichuan

Mount Siguniangshan: Accessible Tibet in Western Sichuan

Mount Siguniangshan (四姑娘山): Advice and overview Historically courted by demons, Mt. Siguniangshan is now the haunt of inclement weather and mountaineers. Known as 四姑娘山, or the four sisters, this massif guards the border between the Tibetan plateau proper and the endless foothills rolling up to it in the Western part of China’s Sichuan province. Siguniangshan is…

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How to Climb Mount Rinjani Without a Guide

How to Climb Mount Rinjani Without a Guide

A Practical Guide to climbing Lombok’s Mount Rinjani alone You can stare at the serrated crater of Mount Rinjani (Lombok, Indonesia) from one of the neighboring islands, with your feet up and a bintang in hand, and imagine just how high it must have been before it blew its top in 1257 AD. You can also imagine the scale…

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