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Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric

Adventure Races and Overland Travel: An Interview with Ric

After getting laid off, Ric moved abroad and worked to turn his passion of traveling into his job. Now, he spends his time volunteering abroad and taking part in adventurous races all across the globe. Find out his tips for getting involved and what lessons he has learned after visiting 110 countries!

7 Castles You MUST See in France

7 Castles You MUST See in France

The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here’s how you can do the same – and on a budget too!

What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

What’s the Matter With Lonely Planet?

I bought my first Lonely Planet guide book back in 2005, and I’ve been collecting them ever since. Yet, lately, I’ve noticed that their quality has gone down significantly. Are they still the relevant and reliable source they once were, or is the “backpacker’s blue bible” on the brink of extinction?