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Who will be the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year?

It’s up to you.

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups. Photograph by David Mulder, Flickr.

The winds that bear down on Patriot Hills from Antarctica’s Ellsworth mountains can reach hurricane speed. Many expeditions begin at this base camp because its naturally occurring ice patch makes an ideal landing pad for planes shuttling in explorers from Punta Arenas, Chile. But conditions can deteriorate quickly, making evacuation nearly impossible. Former Explorers Club President…

We just launched our Best Spring Trips 2012 list and yesterday on IT we gave you three ideas for yoga-centered trips. But if the longer spring days are awakening the inner adventurer in you, then strap on some spurs, saddle up a horse, and read on for three trip ideas that will take you out…

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Over the last few weeks here on Intelligent Travel, we introduced you to the 2012 Adventurers of the Year– twelve outstanding athletes with remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. We want to hear from you! Vote for the person you think best embodies the spirit of adventure to win the People’s Choice award.…

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For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

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For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

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For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year, our Adventure editors, in partnership with Glenfiddich, selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure. Here on Intelligent Travel…

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For seven years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. This year the National Geographic Adventure editors selected men and women who are pioneering innovation in the world of adventure–by reinventing distance hiking on the Appalachian Trail,…

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The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Interested in trying a new sport or activity? You can give it a go without shelling out big bucks. Below, preview our list of 10 free adventure activities in the U.S., then visit us online for the full lineup: Poison Spider Bicycles’ Spring Thaw Moab, Utah Mountain bike fans know Moab as one of the world’s top…

Ever dream about packing up and leaving it all behind? Ten years ago that’s exactly what Keiichi Iwasaki, then 28 years old, did. But he didn’t take a plane or a boat. For the past decade he’s been pedaling his way around the world on a bicycle. It all started in April 2001 when Iwasaki left…

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Sandstone slot canyons, central Utah Our pick for this week’s #FriFotos* is a shot of a daring climber exploring Utah’s slot canyons. The photo was submitted to My Shot by Andy Radin and selected by our Adventure editors for a Your Climbing Photos gallery. Do you want to see one of your adventure photos featured…

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How can you avoid paying nearly 25 dollars to visit London’s Westminster Abbey? Wait until evening. At 5 p.m, the Abbey’s choir sings their nightly ‘Evensong,’ a performance that is open and free to the public. Discover more insider tips with Hostel World’s guide to 50 free things to do in Europe. [Hostel World] Rock…

Tracing The Ganges River…

….by cycle-rickshaw, foot, rowboat, and any other means possible. Last weekend National Geographic Weekend host (and Traveler columnist) Boyd Matson interviewed documentary filmmakers JJ Kelley and Josh Thomas about their current trip: traveling along the Ganges River in India. Their videographer, journalist Dave Costello, gives an overview of their trip. Most people who visit India…

New Nat Geo AdventureMaps

Looking for adventure, but not quite sure where to begin? National Geographic has been producing maps for 95 years and understands travelers’ needs. We were thrilled to learn that our colleagues in the maps division are expanding their line of travel AdventureMaps this November. The maps will cover a wide variety of destinations that go…

Trekking for Techies

Do you go gaga over gloves for your feet, bamboo water bottles you can shove in the dishwasher, and headlamps that let you stretch battery life to fit your trip? Then you’ll love National Geographic Adventure’s recently unveiled Gear of the Year 2010. It features the latest and best in adventure products, from wetsuits to…

Video: Bonneville Speed Week

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It went by so fast that we almost missed the annual Bonneville Speed Week! Every year in late August, over 500 competitors gather at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats to test their own personal speed limits and try to break new records, competing in vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Speed demons have been traveling to…