The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro Greetings From Mount Doom - National Geographic ADVENTURE

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June 10, 2008


Steve Bohrer

Hey Steve,

I’ve got to tell you, and I mean it in the nicest way, I hate the “outdoor fashion” pieces. I subscribe to the magazine for the adventure stories, not pretty pictures of people wearing new clothes. I get the Patagonia catalog for free.

Seriously though, I thought it was really ironic a year or so ago when this ode to consumerism started on the page following several articles on climate change. Really, $160 jeans and $250 biker boots? Do people really wear that stuff more than a couple times before moving on to the next fad? Our society’s obsession with getting new “stuff” is ridiculous, and I don’t think an organization like National Geographic should be encouraging it. If the magazine is going to report on a travel location, I’d rather see it covered from a real adventure perspective, not as a backdrop to a catalog shoot.

I realize I’m probably not the demographic NGA is aiming at. I’d rather buy last year’s gear at half price than have the latest (and soon to be improved) thing from this year, and I don’t know anybody with a $5000 watch. So I guess I’ll just grit my teeth, enjoy the photos, and mutter about the sheep that we are a couple times a year. Thanks for letting me vent.


I am a busy person. I have no time to relax. But , this summer i felt that i should escape to the wild for adventure, to bring about a change in the stereotype life. Among all the places, i randomly picked up China..But, i was wondering whether it was a right decision to take or not?
So, i decided to get excessive information about the courtry thrugh internet. All informations i required, i found in

Now, i was a well informed tourist to embrace Chinese adventure with elan.

In China i did it all ... from walking upon Great Wall of China to escaping to the great landscapes from he gorgs of the Yangtse river to interacting with the mountain tribes of Southern China.

When i returned back home, i was totally a new person.... refreshed and reinvented!

Daniel Woolfolk

I actually saw the male model from the spring guide at a placard at Wal-Mart about two hours ago. I couln't put my finger on who it was at first, but then came the realization that I gotta lay off the NGA...but I won't. :)

Have fun, I can't wait to see the results.


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