Issue 141: Cirque de Mafate

Plus: Diving with Greenland sharks, Mexico's monarch migration and more.





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Hey Explorer,

This is Adventure Fix, the newsletter that helps you discover extraordinary journeys and experiences across the globe.

Here’s what we've got for you today:

  • Diving: Diving with Greenland Sharks

  • Hiking: Cirque de Mafate

  • Natural Wonders: Mexico’s Monarch Migration




Diving with Greenland Sharks

The Greenland shark is a huge, lethargic shark that lives in arctic waters. Many live over 400 years, making them the vertebrates with the longest known lifespan in the world.

Dating back over 400 million years, shark fossils demonstrate their remarkable resilience, having outlasted the dinosaurs, survived mass extinctions, and maintained their dominance atop the aquatic food chain.

These ancient sharks live at unreachable depths but they’ve been known to come closer to the surface to feed on scraps of blubber and fish hunters throw back into the sea after cleaning their catch.

Divers can travel to Greenland or Canada to get the chance to dive with this prehistoric creature.

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Wander the World Without Worry

If you’re reading this email, my guess is you’re not an ordinary traveler. You love venturing off the trail and journeying deep into the hidden corners of the world.

For an adventure junkie like you, ordinary travel insurance just won’t cut it. Those plans are designed for weekends in Paris, not for kayaking in Antarctica.

Most importantly, they don’t cover rescue and a medical evacuation can cost up to $300,000.

So, who will come for you if you ever need to press the red button?

If you’re unsure, plan for the unexpected with Global Rescue, the company  pioneered worldwide field rescue.

What exactly is a field rescue? That means they will come to get you  by any means necessary.

We’re talking about helicopters, jets, 4X4 vehicles, rescue teams on  foot — whatever it takes to get you back home alive.




Cirque de Mafate

Photo: Infografick - iStock

Sitting in the middle of the Indian Ocean lies Réunion Island, or as I like to call it, French New Zealand.

Like the island nation down under, it’s a land of contrasts and extreme beauty. The coast is lined with sandy beaches. The interior of Réunion is mountainous and boasts the highest point in the Indian Ocean, Piton des Neiges.

The landscape of towering cirques (french for calderas) has been formed by violent volcanic activity. These calderas offer amazing hiking opportunities with

One of the most popular treks is Cirque de Mafate. The trek typically begins from the villages of Cilaos or La Nouvelle, where hikers embark on a multi-day adventure through rugged terrain and breathtaking landscapes.

Every step offers a new perspective on this remote and pristine wilderness, from steep ascents to winding trails and river crossings.

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Mexico’s Monarch Migration

Photo: World Wildlife Fund

The Central Highlands of Mexico are home to one of the world's most astounding annual wildlife events.

Every year, millions of monarch butterflies embark on an epic journey spanning thousands of miles from the United States and Canada to reach the oyamel fir forests of Mexico.

Once here, the butterflies cluster on tree trunks and branches and stay in the area for the winter.

Upon arrival, the butterflies form dense clusters on the trunks and branches of trees and stay in the area for the winter.

If you want to see this awe-inspiring phenomenon firsthand, the best time is between late January and the end of March. During this period, the air temperature warms, coaxing the butterflies into a mesmerizing display of fluttering wings.

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Most Unique Places to Stay Near Zion National Park

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Zion National Park is an epicenter of majestic scenery and outdoor activities. What truly enhances the experience are the unique accommodation options available just a short drive from the park.

From treehouses offering a bird's-eye view of the landscape, to luxury wilderness resorts and comfortable glamping sites for those who want to immerse themselves in nature without giving up comfort.




Exploration: DEEP to build an underwater habitat. 

Life: How to Overcome Fear, According to Alex Honnold, Lindsey Vonn, and Bear Grylls.

Discovery: Tens of thousands of 12,000-year-old rock paintings found in Colombia.




Where in the World

Wanna flex your adventure geography skills? Guess where this pic was snapped!

Stumped? No worries. The answer is at the end of this email.




This week in our online community, Summit, one of our members Jesse Bennett shared his trip to Doñana National Park, in Southern Spain.

Have you been to Doñana?

Join the conversation on Summit here »




“The most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people and places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.”

— Unknown


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