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Adventure Quickies: Nepal’s Best Hikes, Overtourism at Famous Sites, and More!

Posted on the 06 December 2019 by Kungfujedi @Kungfujedi

It's Friday, which means it's also time for my weekly Adventure Quickies post. This is where I share my favorite stories, gear reviews, travel news, and other items from the week that has passed, but I just didn't have time or space to post elsewhere. You'll find everything from outdoor and adventure news to travel deals to gear reviews in these articles. So, here's what we missed from earlier in the week:

  • Ring in the New Year on a Guided Hike: If you live in the U.S. and you're wondering what to do on New Year's Day (Other than watch a lot of football that is) why not go on a guided hike? StateParks.org is sharing opportunities to do that in all 50 states in what they call "First Day Hikes." Or, you know, what the rest of us call a regular January 1.
  • Hero Postman Delivers Mail 350 KM on Foot - in Siberia: A Russian postman takes the motto "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" very seriously. This past May, when his 4×4 vehicle broke down, Afanasiy Polyatinskiy walked 350 km (217 miles) to pick up a waiting post bag, then carried the 97 kg (213 pounds) bag back to his constituents. Now that's dedication.
  • IAATO is Searching for a New Executive Director: If you're looking for an interesting new line of work, then listen up! The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) is searching for a new executive director. The organization is dedicated to promoting safe, sustainable, ecologically responsible travel in the Antarctic and wants someone to take the helm that holds those same interests. If you think you qualify, head over to the IAATO website to learn more.

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