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Stairway to the clouds – Mua Caves in Vietnam

Epic limestone karsts rise out of the green rice fields for miles around to give the landscape a middle-earth feel. The misty cloud that characterises the area further adds to the effect and creates a wonderful contrast with the brilliant green paddies below.

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On top of the world!

The next day I somehow find myself even higher still, simultaneously clutching my seat for dear life while whooping in excitement. Pascal (paragliding pilot extraordinaire) and I are flying high above the snow, circling and turning and spinning and generally acting like excitable puppies let off the leash.

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The best adrenaline-fueled activities and where to find them

Nothing beats that pure moment of ecstasy when your adrenaline kicks in and you feel like you’re on top of the world. These moments are amazing. You feel like you’re unstoppable—invincible even! But these moments can be pretty hard to plan. Lucky for you, we’ve got a list of six activities that will get your adrenaline pumping. And the best part? You can do them in some of the coolest places throughout the U.S.A.

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At home in the hills on the Fanie Botha Hiking Trail

The Kruger Lowveld, named because of its proximity to one of the area’s greatest attractions, the Kruger National Park, is an absolute paradise for nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. A well-known multiday hiking trail traverses the forested slopes between Sabie and Graskop, and this was one of the highlights of our visit to this region.

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Season end? Val Thorens has snow to lend

As the snow across Europe begins to dissipate, a sudden urge to gets one’s fix of adrenaline and mountain pleasure kicks in

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Out and about! Four epic outdoor adventures to add to your bucket list

Franki Black is a South African travel writer currently based in London. She’s worked in a Costa Rican jungle, on yachts in the Caribbean and in the African bushveld. As an expert journalist and travel writer, we recently caught up with her to find out what she recommends as the top outdoor adventures that need to be added to everyone’s bucket list. Sit back, relax and be inspired.

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A Bicycle, a Tent and a Toothbrush: Part 1

Covering roughly 225km from Gordon’s Bay to Barrydale, the first three days were characterised by some intense heat, a dash of wind here and there, wide road shoulders, expansive farmlands and the soothing waters of the Breede River

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Epic highs and epic lows

My preparation involved 5541km’s and 245 hours of training over the 4 months leading up to the Epic. According to my bike computer, this burned 166199 calories, which is roughly 654 hamburgers.

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