Tag Archives: Off The Map

Next Stop For Charlie [Tuning In]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Bad Asses, Books + Media, Close Calls, European Delights, Hotel Hell, Mountain Madness, Off The Map, Road Warriors, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From the makers of Last Stop for Paul comes a new tale—actually, a whole series of made-up tales on Showtime—about what it’s like to go off the rails completely in search of something important while traveling. In the case of … Continue reading

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Never Thirst [Life or Death]

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Here’s some straightforward handy advice from Mick Conefry‘s new book, The Adventurer’s Handbook: From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert. Read it, or risk dying of thirst next time you get lost in the … Continue reading

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India Hour One [Hotel Hell]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Drive Like Hell, Hotel Hell, India, Road Warriors, The Old Bait and Switch | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

APRIL 18, 2010…After 25+ hours of traveling, my mom and I made it to Delhi from Denver. I was going to volunteer for three weeks, and roped her into a week of sightseeing first.  Although we consider ourselves seasoned travelers, … Continue reading

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Korth of the North [Radical Self Reliance]

Posted by Christian DeBenedetti in Mountain Madness, Uncategorized, When Animals Attack | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our friends over at VICE TV have put together a wild documentary anyone thinking they need a break from modern life should watch. As it turns out, there’s pretty much only one way to skin a bear, and it requires … Continue reading

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Like Dogfood For Chocolate [When Animals Attack]

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I lived in paradise: a 500-person fishing village on the pacific coast of Nicaragua, where I taught English and watched the sun set everyday. Problem was, the stores in paradise didn’t sell any chocolate. And, I like chocolate. “A day … Continue reading

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The Traffic Apocalypse [Drive Like Hell]

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I was at the Aga Khan
University in Karachi, organizing a writing workshop, when the call came in. “Oh no,” whispered my colleague. 
”That’s bad. That’s terrible.” She turned to me. “Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated. We want you to go … Continue reading

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You’re So Money [Dangerous Liasons]

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Here’s the first of three excerpts from Letters to Zerky, an account of Bill Raney and his wife JoAnne’s travels along with their 18-month old son Zerky (and their miniature dachshund Tarzan) across Europe and through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, … Continue reading

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Shoulda Gone To Law School [Close Calls]

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Here’s the last of three tales from Greg Dobbs, an Emmy-winning producer and correspondent for 23 years with ABC, taken from his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane – Why Journalists Go In When Everyone Else Wants Out. From the chapter I WAS … Continue reading

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Horned and Dangerous [When Animals Attack]

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a far-flung correspondent for T.V. news? Let’s just say it’s no walk in the park. This week Greg Dobbs, an Emmy-winning producer and correspondent for 23 years with ABC and currently a correspondent for … Continue reading

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Ski Bus to Hell [Lost in Translation]

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It was my 2nd time on Esquel, a sleepy mountain town in Argentine Patagonia known for its fishing and a gem of a ski area. This time I was with my ski buddy, Tyler from Montana, and was eager to … Continue reading

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