Since 2000, Tim Friede, a truck mechanic from Wisconsin, has endured some 200 snakebites and 700 injections of lethal snake venom—all part of a masochistic quest to immunize his body and offer his blood to scientists seeking a universal antivenom. For nearly two decades, few took him seriously. Then a gifted young immunologist stumbled upon Friede on YouTube—and became convinced that he was the key to conquering snakebites forever.
From deserted beaches to raucous singletrack to ancient Maya ruins, these new adventures and resorts in Central America will warm you up
Working as a reporter in Central America, I've gotten used to men asking if I'm married and offering unsolicited advice about how to live my life. While it's usually framed in some well-intentioned way, the subtext has been obvious: If you're a woman, you shouldn't be traveling alone.
From $6-a-night secrets to splurge-worthy resorts (and a few free urban oases), here’s where to escape the grind in a hammock.
I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?
What's the best way to get to know a new city? Put on your sneakers and move.
I want to go on a road and mountain biking vacation in the tropics. What do you recommend?
Central America's best travel destinations
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