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Throwing Stones to Save the World

Several years ago, Mikkel Aaland on a quest for peace, placed Shinto stones in South Africa, the Philippines, and Germany. Shortly thereafter, South African apartheid came to an end, President Marcos left the Philippines and the Berlin Wall came crumbling down.


Move over ClubMed – here comes ClubMir

Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Although some consider it more “Motel 6” than “ClubMed,” the Mir space station is being resurrected and transformed into the first tourist destination in space. “ClubMir” is now commercially available to international users who seek… Continue Reading


For the Love of Travel

Traveling around the world for tens years after college left her with an enormous craving for more adventure. “Once you start it’s hard to stop,” Janine explains.


A Traveler Honors Her Soul

Cheryl Friedman can’t hold the same job for more than three years. This isn’t because she’s irresponsible, or untalented, it’s because she can’t let three years go by without taking a long trip.


To The Stars

Welcome to my space tourism column! Introduction By Brook E. Mantia Dennis Tito: A true space pioneer 2001-05-15 Adventures of a Space Tourist in Las Vegas 2000-08-06 Space Renaissance Man: John S. Spencer 2000-06 Space Programs YOU Can Join 2000-05 Move over ClubMed – here comes ClubMir! 2000-03


Meet Goran Kropp

By Elz Cuya Pictures courtesy of Göran Kropp There is an update on Scott’s friendship with Göran in his new book Falling Uphill. You can also read the first edition of this story for free on the GearJunkie. In my anniversary edition, I expand this story with additions from my (previously) lost journals including what… Continue Reading


Welcome to my space tourism column!

TO THE STARS! By Brook E. Mantia Click here to read more of Brooks Space Tourism Column: To The Stars Space has always been the domain of astronauts, rocket scientists, and assorted “experts” who have the “Right Stuff.” NASA has guarded the gates of space like jealous priests before the temple, where only those judged… Continue Reading


Our Pacific Coast Bicycle Trip

Read more of Dick and Ingrid Adams adventures as the bicycle around the USA during retirement By Richard Adams Dick & Ingrid on the Oregon Coast Summer 1999 Since my retirement three years ago, my wife Ingrid and I have bicycled twice across the United States, from coast to coast, within a year. The first… Continue Reading


Re-Realizing My Roots

Mother India. I’ve been lucky enough to return five times after my first trip there as a baby and my feelings of love for the country have traveled on a steady path of ascension.


Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares   Antarctica Photo Pictorial Date: December 24, 1999 Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica continue with this four part installment of his vivid journals: Dinosaurs in Antarctica A River Runs Through It (PART II) Shakespeare Comes to Mac Town Mass Casualty Drill Date: December 4, 1999 Just Another… Continue Reading


Antarctica Photo Pictorial

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a… Continue Reading


Dinosaurs in Antarctica

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Vilmar’s adventures in Antarctica continue with this four part installment of his vivid journals. Dinosaurs in Antarctica A River Runs Through It (PART II) Shakespeare Comes to Mac Town Mass Casualty Drill Dinosaurs in Antarctica Sunday evening was… Continue Reading


Just another WOW! day at the Bottom of the World

The land way way down under by Vilmar Tavares Read the complete journals of Vilmar’s Antarctic adventure. Editor’s Note: Vilmar Tavares continues his six month work assignment on Ross Island in Antarctica. Ross Island has an active volcano on it and is generally surrounded by pack ice which gives it the impression of being linked… Continue Reading


Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango: An Emotion that turns into Dance.


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