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Luxe Rafting Baja

Photo: Towing a raft to to shore in the Sea of Cortez

Blast through Baja's Loreto Bay National Park on a speedy inflatable raft.
Rafting Baja primer


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See amazing trip photos from our readers. Or send us your favorite pics.
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Hiking the Great Wall

Photo: Matthew Power on China's Great Wall

After reading "Astride the Dragon's Back," plan your
own Great Wall hiking excursion by downloading
our map and Adventure Guide.
Get the Great Wall map


Gear: Fall Apparel

Our fall apparel guide gives the goods for an all-purpose wardrobe come rain, shine
or campsite downtime.
Plus: The latest GPS units.
Check out the fall gear


Exotic Explorer Cuisine

Photo: Scorpion on endive

An explorer-inspired menu
of scorpions and tarantulas comes to a table near you.
See the exotic eats


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"Life's an Adventure" Reader Photo Album
Been on a memorable trip? Send us your best photo and travel tip.
Photo: A tent view Aconcagua, Argentina
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"I took this shot while climbing Argentina's 22,835-foot (6,960-meter) Cerro Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits. We had climbed to this camp at 16,000 feet (4,877 meters) the previous day in overcast conditions, unable to see much of our surroundings as we established camp on a rocky precipice. The following morning, I unzipped my tent and was greeted with this spectacular, and perfectly framed, view of neighboring 17,920-foot (5,462-meter) Cerro Cuerno. The view provided an inspiring mental and physical boost as I continued the expedition, reaching the summit six days later along with my climbing partner, Dr. Hank Garrett."
 
Roger Burleigh, 42
Attorney, Intellectual Property
Dallas, Texas

 
DIY: "I used Daniel Alessio Expediciones (www.alessio.com.ar), based in Mendoza, Argentina. Daniel, who previously held the speed-climbing record on Aconcagua, can arrange custom climbing and trekking adventures, at prices substantially less than most American-based guiding services. He and his wife have also recently opened a great B&B, Parador del Angel
(www.paradordelangel.com.ar), near Mendoza."

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