TAJIKISTAN | You’ve Got a Friend. In the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia is the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region of Tajikistan. Sparsely populated, its wide-open spaces can be tough on its people. Expat teacher Cathy Raymond sets out to understand the place her students call home.
SLOVENIA | Exploring Triglav National Park. In his running-the-world’s-trails series for Outpost, Robert J. Brodey heads to the Julian Alps to traverse a land that’s as stunningly beautiful as its history is complex.
Anthony Bourdain’s NEW JERSEY | The Garden State is not what you think it is—if your impression comes from from cheesy TV shows. From Long Beach Island to the newly-inaugurated Anthony Bourdain Food Trail, it’s a destination worthy of any list. Local Killian Meara paints a profile of affection.
EXCERPT | Chasing Lemurs. My Journey into the Heart of Madagascar. In this compelling memoir, then-graduate student Keriann McGoogan recounts her experience in a remote forest in Madagascar, where she’d planned to study lemurs. What could go wrong? Just about everything! Studious, disciplined and able to self-correct as her journey goes from bad to worse, she must use all her skills to control a situation going dangerously off the rails.
+ Down the Overland Lane | Our senior correspondent reflects on the earlier days of overland travel, and realizes he may be older than he thought.
++ Find out the WINNER of our “Spread The Word To Win Peru for 2” contest! A big thanks to our grand-prize sponsors—Peru, Mountain Lodges of Peru and Goway Travel—for this adventure-for-two to explore spectacular Peru, from the Andes to Cusco, to its culture and its people.