Here Be Dragons: The “Sacred Terror” of the Alps of Switzerland

January 1st, 2016

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“Placed on this planet since yesterday, and only for a day, we can only hope to glimpse the knowledge that we will probably never attain.” -Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, 1796 Dateline: Mount Pilates, Switzerland I’ve penned a few books that have been placed in the category of “wilderness travel.” But perhaps the first to stock this … Continued

Ah, Christmas. There’s something romantic in the air, making it the perfect time to show how you really feel; perhaps with a proposal? We’ve put together some of the best places in the world to ask that special someone: “Will you be mine?” New York: “The city that never sleeps.” This could be the perfect place to … Continued

THANK YOU TO ALL THE WRITERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE WE SAID GO TRAVEL 2015 INDEPENDENCE WRITING CONTEST! A special thanks goes out to our finalists: Jessica Tsuzuki, Richa Gupta, Shayanne Coppock, Alan Seeger, Zainab Suleman, Sarah Shin, Gina Nelson, Heather Whitehall-Trochon, Amelie Gagne, Mark Schmitt and Hailey Hennessy for your incredible articles. We are … Continued

There are many reasons to travel to the United States. Maybe you love to travel and explore the world, or perhaps you are traveling to the U.S. on business, but the thought of applying for a visa is just a daunting and tiresome task! When my friend came to America to work, she had a … Continued

Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The Gratitude contest will close December 10, 2015. Please share your story of gratitude! When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn’t imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first descents down big rivers that fall … Continued

If you are like most guys out there on the run with your smart phone you glance down only to see your battery is down to 30% and it is not even 11AM!  Yes, the joys of having apps that take up a ton of energy like Facebook, watching Hockey or Basketball on the TSN app or … Continued

Great day for the Los Angeles Zoo! By Sage Porter There is so much to explore around the Los Angeles area and when the LA Zoo asked to host us for a morning, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go and bring my mom who was visiting form Colorado.  The morning we visited the zoo … Continued

  Zipkick Blogger:  Allison Foat from Cape Town Diva 1- Where was the first place that you traveled that made you think WOW—travel is amazing (think history book come to life or …..) I was 15, in France on my first ever trip out of South Africa for ballet training in the South of France and Paris. One morning … Continued

Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing Contest. The contest is extended for two weeks to December 10, 2015. Please share your story of gratitude! When word got out I was thinking of taking a group to Burma this November, I received this email: Dear Mr. Bangs: I strongly advise … Continued

Boracay island in the Philippines is well known for being touristy. But venture away from the crowded area around Station 2 and there’s a bunch of fun things you can to do make your birthday truly special and memorable. This was how those cheeky Nomadic Boys set out to celebrate Sebastien’s 9th 25th birthday on Boracay island: … Continued