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Snowshoeing in Vail

Snowshoeing in Vail

TravelAge West contributor Chelsee Lowe takes in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains while snowshoeing in Vail.

Rappelling Into a Pirate’s Cave

Rappelling Into a Pirate’s Cave

I am a little bit of an adventure junky, so when asked if I wanted to rappel down a 130-foot sea cliff above the opening of a pirate cave landing onto a boat in the ocean, I had to say yes. I was at Roca Partida, a coastal area in Los Tuxtlas, located near Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach here is known for a sea cave that locals say was used by pirates as a hideout for their ships — the cave looks exactly like a cookie-cutter cutout of a ship, so it’s an easy story to believe.

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

Catching my First Waves in Kauai

Catching my First Waves in Kauai

During my last visit to Kauai, I finally had the chance to take a proper surf lesson with Kauai Surf School, and it made all the difference. I went from fumbling in the waves to actually hanging 10 in just under two hours.

Surf’s Up in Los Cabos

Surf’s Up in Los Cabos

Surf culture and Los Cabos are a perfect match. Not only are there great surf breaks, there’s also an over-the-top nightlife scene that supplies an adrenaline rush after the sun goes down.

Visiting Modern Myanmar

Visiting Modern Myanmar

As our cruise ship slowly entered the mouth of the Irrawaddy River, I wondered what it would be like to be in a country so cut off from the world. What I discovered was that, despite the fact that there were some societal differences, it was still easy to navigate life in Myanmar

Kimpton Makes Yoga an Amenity

Kimpton Makes Yoga an Amenity

Not every trip, however, can be a full-blown health and wellness vacation — that doesn’t mean it’s not easy to squeeze in some well-being time if you know where to look.

A Volcano of Extinction

A Volcano of Extinction

Anywhere you hike on Easter Island is likely going to afford you breathtaking views of the sea. By hiking to Rano Kau — part of the Rapa Nui National Park and located next to the ruins of the ceremonial village of Orongo — I discovered an enormous crater lake that is nearly a mile wide.