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Mongolia: Land of Dunes & Moonrises

September 19, 2016 by Lisa Niver

"One night, Bulga came to get us out of our ger. We went outside and looked into the direction she was pointing. It was the most incredible sight. We saw the moon rise. A large red disc rose from the horizon into the sky. It was one of the most memorable moments of the entire trip. All our city trappings normally block the incredible spectacle of this natural phenomenon." Join adventure travel writer Lisa Niver as she takes us back to her journey through Mongolia.
 

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How to Have a Gold Medal Hike

August 04, 2016 by Bill Fink

"The air was humid, the road was rocky, and the path just seemed to keep going uphill. I was hiking Japan’s “Samurai Trail” (on Mountain Travel Sobek’s Walking Japan trip) but I felt like a peasant. Sweaty, thirsty, dust-covered, I arrived with my group at the village of Hirasawa, a drab collection of concrete buildings linked by a tangle of telephone wires. It hardly seemed the right reward for a difficult day of hiking. Little did I know this unassuming destination would become a surprise highlight of our trip, a gold-medal payoff we’d be talking about for years."

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Nepal Now

May 12, 2016 by Heather Howard

The earthquake in Nepal in April, 2015, devastated many of the communities that we work closely with, both in Kathmandu and in the villages throughout the Everest region. In the immediate aftermath, we set up a relief fund and—with the generous support of our community of travelers—raised over $100,000. Today, one year on, Nepal is beginning to rebound and we continue to encourage adventure seekers to explore this beautiful land.

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The Mighty Everest Base Camp Trek

January 20, 2015 by Corinne Edwards

Asia adventure specialist Corinne Edwards takes us on an insider journey through Nepal's scenic Himalayan landscape to Everest Base Camp via the beautiful Dudh Kosi Gorge—one of the most stunning hikes on the planet—and the important Tengboche monastery. With epic views of snow-capped giant Mount Everest on the way, this is one of the world's ultimate adventures!

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12 Days in Iran

December 30, 2014 by Julie McCormack

We're delighted to share the travel adventures of Asia Program Director Julie McCormack, whose 12-day journey through Iran was originally published in the Orinda News. From its mind-boggling history and incredible antiquities, to its warm and welcoming people, this insider story goes deep into the fabric of a fascinating nation.

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