7 Life Lessons I Learned Trekking the World’s Deepest Canyon

Last year I had the opportunity to trek Colca Canyon, located a few hours from Arequipa, Peru. The canyon plunges over 13,000 feet from peak to valley, making it twice as deep as the Grand Canyon.

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Travel gadgets that could save your life

Paper Airplane

I was hiking in a wadi in Petra and there came a moment that I realized I was completely and utterly alone.

OK, it was my fault. I’d violated one of those fundamental rules of hiking—the buddy system (and this applies even more so to women). But I’d entered the wadi not too far behind a couple of Spanish backpackers and I’d figured as long as I could hear them, they could probably hear me shouting “ayudame, ayudame, por favor!” if need be.

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