Sometimes travel is a test – of our wits, our nerve, our endurance, or all of the above – and it can take us far beyond our comfort zone. Read stories of nomads confronting their fears, testing their survival skills, and discovering just what they’re capable of.
Normally one to stand on the sidelines, Nick Sustana suddenly finds himself one of the castellers (castle-makers). What could go wrong?
On a work exchange on a farm in northern Iceland, Danielle Tate-Stratton sees the horses in her care stolen right before her eyes.
In remote Thailand, a kayaker starts to doubt the intentions of the local strangers who volunteered to be his guide.
Plus-sized cancer survivor Bisa Myles faces a new challenge – Mount Kilimanjaro.
Searching for a moment of privacy in Ethiopia, Anthony Immergluck gets the surprise of a lifetime.
Wildlife photographer Cindy-Lou Dale comes face-to-face with one of her subjects in her bedroom.
Vincent Roazzi Jr. faces down wild beasts and his own skepticism on a spiritual journey to Bhutan's most famous monastery.
After a devastating car accident, walking at all seemed like a miracle. Walking on a glacier seemed like an impossibility.
A traveler conquers Sarawak’s thorniest mountain climb, via mega caves, upriver journeys, and deep jungle trekking along a blood-stained path.
Can a Sri Lankan healer really mend broken bones with the touch of her hands?
In the middle of the night, in the middle of winter, in a strange town in the middle of Poland, Theresa Wong questions her choices.
No amount of gym classes could pepare Jennifer Neal for a climb up the world's highest natural pyramid.
What happens when the person you think you're traveling with turns out to be someone else? Scholarship winner Madeline shares her story.
How Burning Man taught Shabrina Koeswologito to trust her gut – and helped make her a better version of herself.