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As travel costs decreased and social media rose up, a certain set of travelers decided that sharing their journeys was as important as taking them. The results are month-long trips taken in extreme conditions; those that modern-day travel was originally invented to replace.

Bragging of your travels has become difficult.

Spending three months in an Indian ashram no longer qualifies for several years’ worth of conversation.

With international travel being cheap, easy and fairly common, a new and more epic trend is emerging: the big, unnecessary, crazy, travel adventure.

It’s no longer enough to see the world; you have to do it on a unicycle.


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Tags: adventure, adventure travel

Photo credit: A traveler walks through Wade Rum, a desert valley in Jordan. Momo / Flickr

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