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.
After a devastating car accident, walking at all seemed like a miracle. Walking on a glacier seemed like an impossibility.
Tamara Thiessen 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.
Alex Hatton finds himself caught between warring tribes in remote West Papua.
How a single, traumatic event can destroy – or restore – our faith in humanity.
Jase Wilson shares the most frightening thing he’s ever faced – and why it brought him back to Kenya.
Scholarship winner Allison Bradley discovers what happens when you come face to face with a legend.
When a May day in Iceland turns bitter cold and snowy, Dana C. Getz wonders if this highland hike with her two young daughters was such a good idea.
Scholarship winner Alexander McCoy sheds his misgivings and finds acceptance in a Japanese onsen.
Andrés Brenner heads to the Bolivian Andes to find the medicine men behind the remedies at the La Paz Witches’ Market.