Adventure Herald
  • Equestrian Adventures & Animal Power
    Where to Swim with Whale Sharks

    Is it a whale? Is it a shark? No, this beautifully majestic giant of the ocean is actually a huge fish, NOT the scary “Jaws” kind of shark – despite its name. Famous for their spotty complexion and their big mouths they’re filter feeders, meaning they open up wide and let water rush into their mouths getting nutrients […]

  • Equestrian Adventures & Animal Power
    Ride the Criollo – Horse of the Gauchos

    Photo by Vera & Jean-Christophe. The gaucho incarnates the principal characteristics of South American mentality: pride, courage, honor and above all, a love of liberty, not willing to give it up for any modern comfort. You can find gauchos, the South American version of the cowboys herding their cattle all over the Patagonian grasslands. They […]

  • Adventure Travel in the Far East
    Mongol Derby 2015 Has New Champion

    Photo: nick farnhill   The South African Byeronie Epstein has won the Mongol Derby 2015, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, after only 7 days with a lead of 30 seconds. The Mongol Derby, which started on 5 August, is an equestrian endurance race over 1000 km. The race course goes along the old […]

  • Adventure Travel Destinations
    Tips for Camel Riding

    While many are no strangers to horseback riding, camel riding still has the touch of exotic mystery and no trip to the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula or Northern Africa is complete without a camel trek, be it just for half an hour or several days across the Saharan desert, following age old trading routes […]

  • Equestrian Adventures & Animal Power
    Tips and Hints for Endurance Riding

    Riding a horse for thousands of kilometers might have been the norm back in our pre-car days, but it seems that modern life has made endurance riding something of an extreme sport in its own right. While in a car rally or even a motorbike adventure all you need is some preparation, driving experience and a […]