5 Amazing Adventure Trips You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Experience

How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest? These days, about $70,000 dollars. Yeah, it’s totally annoying that the uber rich can pretty much buy their way to the top, complete with porters to carry their Gucci-brand climbing gear. But don’t be bitter, because today we’re going to talk about cheap adventure trips that all of us can afford.

You see, most super-posh adventure trips have a cheap alternative. Often it’s lurking surprisingly close — in the next mountain range or valley over. And once in a while, it’s possible to take the same itinerary for a fraction of the price.

Let’s look at some examples of cheap adventure trips. Continue reading 5 Amazing Adventure Trips You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Experience

What Living Under a Terror Threat for 2 Years Taught Me About Life

When I accepted a job at an international school in Jakarta, almost no one was excited for me. I was living in Shanghai at the time, so my coworkers were pretty adventurous souls. But everyone seemed focused on the terror threat hanging over Indonesia.

“Don’t go there now,” one Australian couple told me straight up. Which wasn’t totally unreasonable, given recent events. Continue reading What Living Under a Terror Threat for 2 Years Taught Me About Life