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Adventures Alone: First Solo, Unassisted Ski Across Antarctica

Adventures Alone: First Solo, Unassisted Ski Across Antarctica

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2012 3

In January of this year, a British woman, Felicity Aston, accomplished an incredible feat for adventure annals: she skied solo and unassisted across Antarctica. She is the first woman—and first human—to do so. Dragging

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Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Are Paper Maps Obsolete?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 31, 2012 93

Interstate rest stops are some of my favorite places when it comes to getting ideas for new adventures. Inside their doors are racks filled with printed brochures and colorful maps that promise excitement just

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“Extreme Melt” Observed on Greenland Ice Sheet

“Extreme Melt” Observed on Greenland Ice Sheet

Wendy Redal July 25, 2012 0

Nearly all of Greenland's vast ice sheet experienced surface melting earlier this month, as NASA data show rapid acceleration and scope of diminishing ice

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Dirty Adventure Travel

Dirty Adventure Travel

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 17, 2012 6

Antibacterial soaps, alcohol wipes and bleach in our everyday cleaning products have made us focused on eliminating all the germs that we possibly can from our lives. And when it comes to our children,

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Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 3, 2012 36

Nature surrounds us with an amazing variety of animals, insects, birds, plants and topographic features. To refer to and distinguish the entities in this bounty, we assign them names—often two: one for common use

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World Tour of the Arctic Tern

World Tour of the Arctic Tern

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 19, 2012 10

When you hear about the great journeys undertaken by some of nature’s smallest creatures, you can’t help but feel inspired to step into adventures of your own that may be outside your comfort zone.

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