Issue 149: Cosmoledo Atoll

Plus: Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, Forgotten World Highway and more.

 

ISSUE 149

 

 

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This week’s issue is sponsored by Visit Anchorage. The year around destination you’ve been dreaming of.

 

 

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:

  • Unique Experiences: Forgotten World Highway

  • Stays: Cosmoledo Eco Camp

  • Natural Wonders: Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness

 

 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Forgotten World Highway by Golfcart

What do trains, golf carts, and stunning New Zealand Landscapes have in common? They’re all a part of the Forgotten Highway adventure.

Ride the rails on a modified golf cart through 20+ hand-built tunnels and cross over 90 hand-built bridges, see remnants of original settlements and once-thriving towns, all while fully immersed in spectacular scenery and stories of New Zealand’s pioneers.

Overnight in the Republic of Whangamomona, staying at one of New Zealand's most iconic and remote hotels.

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TOGETHER WITH VISIT ANCHORAGE

Discover the Untamed Beauty of Anchorage’s Winter Wildlife

Photo: Donna Dewhurst - Visit Anchorage

Did you know summer isn’t the only time for wildlife viewing in Anchorage, Alaska?

As temperatures drop, snow blankets the ground, and vegetation thins out, some animals become easier to spot. See moose along the roadside, watch rams butting heads in dramatic displays, and marvel at bald eagles soaring against snowy peaks.

Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a passionate photographer, or seeking a magical winter escape, Anchorage offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness nature in its most raw and captivating form.

 

 

STAYS

Cosmoledo Eco Camp

Photo: Cosmoledo Eco Camp

Located on one of the Seychelles’ most isolated atolls, Cosmoledo Eco Camp feels like it is perched at the edge of the world.

With only eight eco-pods on site, and a select number of guests allowed on the island each week, this resort offers an island adventure like no other.

For a long time, Cosmoledo Atoll was mostly visited only by fly fishermen, however, with the building of the Cosmoledo Eco Camp this has changed and a whole new world is opening up to those adventurous souls wishing to explore something new and different.

Scuba dive untouched reefs, walk secluded coastal trails, paddle through turquoise bays, and drift amongst green and hawksbill turtles.

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NATURAL WONDERS

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness

Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

When it comes to seeing out-of-this-world geologic formations, New Mexico doesn’t disappoint.

One of the best examples of this alien-like landscape is the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness. Here, the eroded hoodoos, bizarre rock formations, and unusual shapes have captivated visitors for years.

Hiking through the labyrinth of canyons and hoodoo-filled landscapes offers incredible views of towering spires and arches.

The unique geological formations and stunning natural colors of Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness make it a paradise for photographers. The interplay of light and shadow on the intricate rock formations creates endless opportunities for capturing breathtaking images.

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UNIQUE STAYS IN THE US

 

 

QUICK FIX

Wow: Europe’s largest volcano, blows volcanic vortex rings.

Health: How observing fractals in nature reduces stress.

Right on: Have you ever dreamed of surfing into your 90s?

Cool Tools: Shotgun Bike Seat - Cycling with your little one has never been more fun.

Quiz: Which is older, the North Star or the Cliffs in Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument? 

 

 

THE COMPASS

Where in the World

Photo: Unknown

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

Long-time Adventure Fix subscribers might remember this place from a past issue.

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

 

 

COMMUNITY

This week in our adventure community Summit, my husband Antonio is sharing some pictures of the trip we took to the island of Socotra (Yemen) located in the horn of Africa.

Have you been to Socotra or would you like to visit one day?

 

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Maya Angelou

 

I’d love to hear what you think of this issue, scroll down to the poll to let us know.

Until next time…

Keep exploring,

-Amanda

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