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August 29, 2016 by Heather Howard

The North Face and Mountain Travel Sobek have teamed up to bring you a night of Patagonia exploration with the recently added MTS Smuggler’s Trail trip. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is in the seldom visited Jeinimeni National Reserve and Parque Patagonia. We'll hear from MTS expert guide, André Labarca—a seasoned mountaineer, whose love-at-first-sight passion for Patagonia has spanned two decades. Come enjoy refreshments, food and meet other travel enthusiasts in an unforgettable night. 

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Walking Above the Clouds: The Tour du Mont Blanc Express

August 25, 2016 by Rob Feakins

MTS Adventure Traveler Rob Feakins shares with us his interactive story Walking Above the Clouds, which follows his journey through the Mont Blanc Massif.

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Home of the World’s Greatest Explorers: An Armchair Explorer’s Guide to Norway

August 12, 2016 by Jeff Blumenfeld

"One Norwegian explorer discovered the New World 500 years before Columbus. Another was first to cross Greenland by land. In 1911, a Norwegian was first to the South Pole, and in 2006, a fellow countryman nailed history’s longest solo and unresupplied ski journey, 3,000 miles across the South Pole region. Who are these people? When the opportunity arose to visit Oslo and Bergen, and as a passionate, long-time enthusiast of historic exploration, I jumped at the chance to determine why Norway is home to the world’s greatest explorers." Jeff Blumenfeld takes us on an armchair tour of Norway and the country's famous adventurers.

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Spotting Jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal

August 08, 2016 by Kevin Raub

"Our VW van spits gravel left and right as we breech the beginning of the Transpantaneira Highway, marked by a rickety and rustic Old Corral-style archway announcing the start of this 145km-long raised dirt road that penetrates deep into the Pantanal to Porto Jofre, an end-of-the-road hamlet where nature and man collide in rustic jungle camps and a wildlife lodge or two. My eyes are on the lookout for the prize: Jaguars." Top travel writer Kevin Raub takes us on a journey through Brazil's Pantanal, the largest contiguous wetland in the world!

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Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities

July 21, 2016 by Kevin Lynch

"Author Gyula Krúdy, is considered one of Hungary's greatest writers. He wrote of his city in 1918, that Pest is spring, while Buda is autumn. His observation remains as true today as it did then. Budapest is two cities, divided by the wide Danube, with personalities and charms as far apart as seasons, both equally enthralling, both dreamlike, both ready for you to come explore."

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