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The Alaska Highway Guide

The Last Frontier. For as long as the enormous territory has been in the public consciousness it has signaled a siren song to explorers across the globe. Raw beauty. A unique perspective. A new life. Whatever it is that calls us there seems to come from a place of adventure and wonder. It’s a blank canvas the imagination becomes determined to fill. It’s a yearning for the thrill of our youth and the primordiality of our ancient ancestors. It’s a pursuit for something otherworldly, a slice of heaven, a hint at some greater truth. Whatever brings you to Alaska, you’re not the first to feel the call.

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Can Ethical Elephant Tourism Exist?

Looking into a mirror, an elephant recognizes itself. They’re known to selflessly protect other species.1 They are observably affected by the bones of deceased elephants. There are recorded cases of elephants burying — and ostensibly grieving — their dead. They have huge, complex brains, with as many neurons as humans, that are capable of varied communication tactics, tool-using, and astonishing memory. Elephant families are bound incredibly tight – broken only by death or capture…

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BOP 2.0: Backpacking Southeast Asia A Grand Itinerary

We are headed to Southeast Asia. Well, technically we’re already here, but we’re constantly behind the 8-ball and are really just doing our best so just indulge us on this. Anyway, we’ve been planning this trip since Bop the Original ended almost a year and half ago and we’re excited to finally share some of the finer details.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road (Video) A Million Dollars A Mile

The first time we drove on Going-to-the-Sun-Road was among the most majestic and memorable moments of my life. We came in from the West entrance, and made it to the East where we stayed at St. Mary’s Campground just before the sun went down. This 2.5 million dollar road took 11 years to build and is an iconic National Historic…

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Portland: The Strip Club Capital of the U.S.

Portland, OregonThe Stripclub Capital of the U.S. On the Road0Days Portland, Oregon is the strip club capital of the U.S. There is one strip club for every 11,000 people. As recently as 2015, there were 54 strip clubs in Portland.1 By comparison, there were 34 in Vegas, 20 in Miami, and 11 in Minneapolis. There’s seemingly one on every block, casually …

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Highline Trail at Glacier National Park (video)

It’s been a little over a year since we made this 14 mile (Highline: 12mi; Garden Wall: 2mi) trek in the heart of Glacier National Park, and I’ve been working on this video for an inexcusable amount of time. After lost footage, some laziness, and one very intense trailer, it is finally complete. The GoPro was latched to a backpack …