87-Year-Old Polar Explorer’s New Adventure

87-Year-Old Polar Explorer’s New Adventure

Barbara Hillary is no ordinary 87-year-old woman. In 2007, at the age of 75, the retired nurse from Harlem and two-time cancer survivor ( www.barbarahillary.com ) became the first known African-American woman to reach the North Pole. Four years later, she  traveled to...
The color of adventure: When will travel show more diversity?

The color of adventure: When will travel show more diversity?

The faces of adventure travel are just as diverse as the spirit of adventure itself, argues our featured contributor, Lola Akinmade Åkerström, a Nigerian-born travel photographer and author. So why hasn’t the travel industry caught up? Growing up in Nigeria, I came...
BARBARA HILLARY: OUR FAVORITE BOUNDARY BREAKER

BARBARA HILLARY: OUR FAVORITE BOUNDARY BREAKER

Barbara Hillary became the first African-American woman to reach the North and South Poles at age 79. She’s living proof that adventure is for everyone, regardless of age, race, or financial means. Barbara Hillary has always been on a quest for adventure, looking...