What makes these 10 launchpads stand out is access to terrain and peaks that no one else can reach. Home-cooked meals and five-star service don't hurt, either.
Best Adventure Lodges. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
On patrol in rhino country with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
For the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure: everything from packing like a pro and paying bribes to pulling off your dream trip and hunting...
Survival gear means being able to survive with what’s in your pants.
Cultural and basic tenets of international exploration
How to pack for everything from a business trip to an adventure.
Tips on how to pull off an epic trip.
How to get someone else to pay for your expedition.
Appropriate clothing and blending in with locals in potentially dangerous countries.
Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.
When to bribe and when not to bribe
Kayak rescues, avalanche rescues, and handling a mugging
A compass, knife, pair of binoculars, and a belt we highly recommend.
When to hire a guide, rent or buy a motorcycle, bring your dog, and get a medic.