Pulse: The Elephants and Epic Adventures Edition

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Photo Credit: Dave Poortvliet
Photo Credit: Dave Poortvliet

Pulse is a round-up of the best travel writing of the week on the Web, published every Sunday, so that you can spend your day relaxing and reading rather than searching.

This week, we’ve found some of the most epic meals of 2013, an epic adventure in India, 20 epic road trips, and most of all, an epic charity movement to save abused elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

21 Epic Meals I Ate in 2013
Mark Wiens (and anyone who eats three meals a day) ate roughly 1,095 meals last year. In this end-of-the-year post, he takes his reader through stunning photos of the top 21 meals he ate in 2013 — and it’s obvious these top 21 were tough for him to decide.
@Migrationology

Quitting Everything to Go to Nepal Was the Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
Need inspiration to get started on your epic adventure? Michelle Welsch guides readers through her difficult choice to leave her life and her loved ones for a trip to Nepal — an adventure that changed the entire way she views life, love and happiness.
@redheadlefthand via @Medium

Chiang Mai: The Plight of the Elephants
Dylan Lowe gives readers a heartbreaking, then heartwarming, look inside the lives of elephants now living with dignity — away from the harm of their previous trainers — at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Included in the post is how you can support a number of travel bloggers in their effort to support the Save Elephant Foundation.
@TravelingEditor

The Great Wall of India
An epic adventure often involves travel to places few people have been. In this case, the epic adventure involves a destination few people have even heard of — the Great Wall of India. Overshadowed in notoriety by the Great Wall of China, the Great Wall of India is the next largest wall of its kind and is surprisingly untraveled.
@atlasobscura

On the Road to Somewhere – An Interactive Map Showing 20 Epic Road Trip Stories
The Maptia team not only provides readers with tales of some of the most epic road trips taken by some of the world’s most epic travelers, they provide an interactive map to enhance the reader’s experience (making the Maptia site pretty epic too).
@Maptia

All of the articles featured above were found on Outbounding.org. Have a suggestion for an outstanding piece that we should feature here? Just tweet it @FlightNetwork with the hashtag #PulseThis.

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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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