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Get away from the supermarket of travel!

You have itchy feet and crave adventure travel. How long has it been since you were on your last adventure? Ah, yes, that trip you took nearly two years ago with one of those tour companies. They keep mailing you their catalogues. They profess intimate experience with the locals, unspoiled trails, few or no other tourists. Indeed, the only way ...

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Edmund Hillary Dies

Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal were the first to climb Mount Everest as part of the British expeditiion to Everest on June 26, 1953.  Hillary devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpas of Solu-Khumbu, raising money to build hospitals and schools. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp has since become one of the must-do expeditions in the Nepal ...

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