Glamping at One of the Most Sustainable Resorts in the World
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Glamping at One of the Most Sustainable Resorts in the World

Part turtle sanctuary, part permaculture farm, part luxury resort, and 100% off grid, Playa Viva is not just thinking about the well being of their guests but that of future generations. We found out about this forward-thinking eco-lodge while researching the “Conservation” chapter of our glamping book, Comfortably Wild, and recently had the chance to…

Marching in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Parade
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Marching in Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Parade

Our Día de Muertos journey begins in Mexico City, a capital rich with history and culture. Though curiously Day of the Dead was never on CDMX’s list of festivals–until last year. When the James Bond Spectre movie released worldwide, with an opening scene of a Día de Muertos parade through the Centro Historico, it had…

HoneyTrek is on National TV! Go Behind the Scenes of Our Microsoft Commercial
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HoneyTrek is on National TV! Go Behind the Scenes of Our Microsoft Commercial

A few months ago, the folks at the McCann Erickson (one the largest advertising agencies in the world), reached out to us. They said they were working on a Microsoft television campaign, showcasing how real people use PCs to achieve their passion, and they thought HoneyTrek could be a good fit. Flattered and flabbergasted, we…

South Shetlands to The End of the World
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South Shetlands to The End of the World

After four days navigating the icebergs and glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula, we pull into the polar opposite: Deception Island, a red-rimmed volcano peeking out of the sea. The geothermal activity melts the usual thick blanket of ice and reveals the layers of oxidized iron, black ash, with a sprinkle of snow on top. We…

VIDEO: Standup Paddleboarding Antarctica
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VIDEO: Standup Paddleboarding Antarctica

We dock in Pleneau Bay, Antaractica, an iceberg graveyard between a ring of mountains, and gear up for our morning excursion: Standup Paddleboarding! We were among a handful on the Quark expedition ship to SUP, partly because there are limited spots and partly because it’s borderline insane. Standing on a shaky board over hypothermia-inducing water…

VIDEO: Celebrating Day of the Dead
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VIDEO: Celebrating Day of the Dead

Last night skeletons paraded the streets of Mazatlan, Mexico in full regalia…ourselves included. Our amazing neighbors Julie and Luis decked us out with wigs, hats, boas, Beetlejuice pants, and pounds of face-paint…then we entered the Dia de Los Muertos parade. Catrina, the Queen of the Dead, led thousands of people along with dancers, musicians, fire-throwers,…

How to Ride the Local Bus in Africa and Live to Tell the Tale
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How to Ride the Local Bus in Africa and Live to Tell the Tale

While traveling 8,512 kilometers overland from Victoria Falls, Zambia to Lamu Island, Kenya does not quite make us experts in the field…we did learn some very valuable lessons on the mysterious process of African overland travel. Regardless of the name (matatu in Kenya, dala dala in Tanzania, chapa in Mozambique), the main form of transportation…

Cheetah on Our Car in the Maasai Mara – [VIDEO]
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Cheetah on Our Car in the Maasai Mara – [VIDEO]

After watching the frenzy of wildebeest and zebra darting back and forth across the Mara river, crocs nipping at them underwater, and leopards waiting for them on the other side, we didn’t think any more action was possible…but in the Maasai Mara there is no cap on the adventures in a day. Enter the greatest…