How to Hike Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Praia Vermelha Vendor

For an unforgettable view over Rio de Janeiro, tourists flock to Pão de Açúcar, a beautiful mountain peak situated in Southeast Brazil. Adjacent to Guanabara Bay, the area is historically rich and was first encountered by Portuguese explorers in 1502. The odd thing is, they thought they had discovered the mouth of a river — […]

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Surfer Girl

It was by pure chance that I met Ramses, a professional surfing instructor in Puerto Rico. While packing up my rental car en route to Rincon, I struck up a conversation with a polite local about my upcoming surfing adventure. After mentioning that I’d booked a group lesson, my new friend shook his head, then […]

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My Story

I wanted to bring my stories of travel to life, so I made a movie. Years of travel, condensed into this short film, “Adventure Unscripted.” My hope is to encourage others to live their most adventurous life. Adventure Unscripted from Lauren Schaad on Vimeo.

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Indoor Skydiving

I finally got around to using an adventure gift card my mother gave me for Christmas. In 2010. The choices were narrowed down to stand up paddle boarding and indoor skydiving. While I truly look forward to my first paddle board lesson, I couldn’t have been happier with my choice of adventure. At $55 for […]

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

Going from 0-60 miles per hour in a matter of seconds; this is how high performance sports cars are measured. In the world of cliff diving, this is the acceleration that divers experience as they make their leaps. The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is an elite sporting event that takes place in various […]

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