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Rock solid INSPIRATION - The 3 Climbers Scaling The World's Highest Heights

"Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy .. " Climbing isn't a sport, not in the traditional sense anyway. You don't get to go to the Olympics for it. You don't win gold medals for it. And other people are the least of your worries while you are at it. We don't scoop the dirt with our fingers for it to fall to the ground to the sound of standing ovations and clicking of medallions. What inspires us are steeper walls, taller mountains,...

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6000 KM in 100 days - Nour El Din's Cycling Journey Across Egypt!

When you work in adventure travel, you get used to having people who look like they just patted the desert off their shoulders and shook the ocean out of their hair come into your office. It takes a lot - and I mean moving rocks with laser beams shot out of your eyes and talking to woodland creatures and writing music that tears at all our heartstrings - to surprise us. In walks Nour Eldin Sherif, who rocks all of the above and a head full of br...

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What Travel Plan? It's Called a Journey!

Travel, we believe, is a tricky word. It is one that has been hijacked by a world so accustomed to reducing unique experiences to sound bites and marketable products. If travel to you is synonymous with fixed itineraries, with cosmopolitan cities, and with sitting still, then you’re doing yourself a great injustice. Why we call them journeys, you ask? Well, because a “journey” is a word we will do right by. Our belief in movement is imperat...

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The 10 MOST INCREDIBLE Ted Talk Travel Inspirations!

1) Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler people!! After selling over 100 million books, Tony wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet guidebooks, is relaying his experience travelling the world since the 1970s. Tony and his wife rented a car and went off driving across Europe from London to Turkey, continue all the way to Iran, sail to Australia, hitchhiked to Sydney and ended their trip there. Tony was not merely on a mission to cover ground space,...

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Finding Home with New Faces in Unexpected Places

A couple of weeks ago, I, along with 20+ strangers discovered a new land: we trekked through its rolling terrain, were humbled by the grandeur of its mountains, admired the serenity of its temples and lakes, splashed through its river rapids and practiced our asanas while breathing in its morning mist. That just about sums up the Walk n’ Yoga trip I’d read about and signed up for with Wild Guanabana. For that, I was prepared: Sleeping bag,...

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Blessings like to hide

This is the first edition of U Got Inspiration - an initiative to help inspire others through the stories of every day super heroes. In just a few days, I've received many stories that have astounded me. People go through things on a daily basis far more difficult than climbing Everest but we never know about it. Why? because the media is too busy reporting tragedy and because we sometimes don't fully appreciate the effect that our experie...