“All forward! Dig in!” shouts Alicia, as wild waves crash over the sides of our blue raft. I plunge my paddle deep into the water and try to match my strokes to those of Jake, the paddler in front of me. It’s a challenge, especially when the raft bucks, rising above a whitecapped crest so that [...]
We’re in the middle of nowhere, miles from medical help, when the crisis happens. A heart attack and a fall with a blow to the head – or perhaps the fall comes first, leading to cardiac arrest – and suddenly one of the members of the tour group I am leading is collapsed among the [...]
The recent news story of the young American couple, Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand, who were believed lost – perhaps kidnapped – in the backcountry of Peru has me thinking a lot about how travel and our expectations have changed over the past few decades. Neal and Hand had told their families that they expected [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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