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Devon Shuman

Devon Shuman
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Devon Shuman is a creator, a storyteller, and a traveler from Boston, Massachusetts. He caught the travel bug at a young age when his family would take camping trips in southern Maine and New York’s Adirondack region. Since then, his adventures have taken him all across the globe. His favorite journeys include island hopping in the Galápagos, thru-hiking Vermont’s Long Trail, and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro. He currently works as an editorial consultant for Passion Passport, helping explorers from around the world tell their stories.

A Nature-Lover’s Guide to Edmonton

Edmonton’s position as one of the northernmost cities on the continent might turn some potential travelers away. But, believe it or not, there are benefits to being that far from the central network of...

Off The Beaten Path: Edmonton

Too often we reduce cities to their most popular cultural activities. Anyone who goes to Paris knows to visit the Eiffel Tower and scope out elegant cafés, and travelers to Sydney simply have to...

A Conversation with National Park Ranger Christina Adele Warburg-Hon

If you were to ask most second-graders what they want to be when they grow up, chances are, they might have a few ideas but they probably couldn’t give you a definitive, “that’s-my-final-answer-Regis” decision....

Famous Travel Expeditions: Reinhold Messner’s Oxygen-less Ascent of Everest

Reinhold Messner’s adventure resumé reads like the world’s loftiest bucket list. He was the first mountaineer to ascend all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), and he summited each without using supplementary oxygen....

Coast to Coast with a U-Haul in Tow

Moving across the country is  difficult enough. What makes it even harder is having to drag the weight of your entire life behind you. That’s what it felt like, at least, as I loaded up...

Accepting Risk in “Free Solo”

The most telling line in “Free Solo,” the new documentary that follows rock climber Alex Honnold’s 2017 climb up the face of El Capitan without ropes or gear, comes not from Honnold himself, but...

Iceland: A Case Study in Storytelling

Believe it or not, Iceland is near the top of my travel bucket list. These days, of course, it’s not too shocking of an admission. With social media providing us access to carefully curated...

Lilly and Me and a Cross-Country Road Trip

I always figured that the most daunting part of driving across the country by myself would be the boredom. Almost every American traveler has a spot on their bucket list reserved for making the...

World Mental Health Day: My Worst Layover

When you miss a flight because you drank too much the night before and slept through your alarm, it’s easy to write it off as a mistake. You screwed up. You’ll be more careful...

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