Category: Adventure

Cenotes of Cuzama near Merida - Mexico

Cenotes of Cuzama near Merida – Mexico

A cenote is a sinkhole that contains water. Some are little more than a puddle, while others form complex underground water systems stretching over 100 metres into the earth. They exist in the Yucatan of Mexico, and were extremely important to the Mayan people who believed they were links to the underworld. For this reason, […]

Best Hotels in Ecuador

Best Hotels in Ecuador

Yes, it’s a great jumping-off point for the Galápagos, but this triangle-shaped nation nestled between Colombia to the north and Peru to the south and east offers a range of exotic attractions more suitable to a country several times its size. • Inca treasures abound, and wildlife and tropical birds thrive in coastal, rain forest, […]

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano, Congo

Nyiragongo Volcano The Volcano Next Door Scientists descend to a fiery lava lake to protect a Congolese city in its path. By Michael Finkel Photograph by Carsten Peter When? This is the question that has brought two of the world’s leading volcano scientists to the center of Africa; it’s the question that haunts a team […]

The Voyager

The Voyager

David de Rothschild journeyed across the Pacific in a 60-foot sailboat made of 12,500 plastic bottles. Four years ago, David de Rothschild announced he would sail across the Pacific in a boat made entirely out of intact, recycled plastic bottles. He would call it Plastiki, after Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary balsa-wood raft, Kon-Tiki. The raft and […]