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Adventure 101: Sea Kayaking Baja

They are scenes from our daydreams: paddling across an indigo lagoon surrounded by porpoises; coming eye to eye with a breaching whale; drifting to sleep on a beach under a dazzle of stars, well fed and soothed by top-shelf tequila. All are common occurrences for sea kayakers in the Gulf of California, off Mexico’s Baja peninsula.

Adventure 101: Rafting the Salmon River

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“A river changes people, even if they’re not looking to change,” says Bill “Bronco” Bruchak. He should know, having guided on rivers since 1978, including 80 commercial trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River through the protected Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness, in central Idaho. “White water makes you let go of…

Adventurers of the Year: Kayakers Jon Turk and Erik Boomer

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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…

The Radar: Wine Tasting in Porto, Kayak the USA, Barcelona for Foodies

Portugal’s Alto Douro region has been producing wine for nearly 2,000 years, a distinction that led it to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Learn about the history and culture of this beautiful region with a tasting. [Inspiring Travellers] Take to the water this summer. Discover terrific kayaking spots in the…