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Kite-skiing the Northwest Passage

Kite skiing expedition, Greenland
Photo from Pittarak Team Blog

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This week on “National Geographic Weekend” host Boyd Matson speaks with guests about kite skiing the Northwest Passage, catching the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler, smartphone apps for your outdoor adventures, “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology,” mummified puppies, saving the world’s pristine reefs, grassroots environmental efforts in Texas, Mongolian travel itineraries, surfing breakers in Bali and taking drugs to travel.

This week’s guests include Sarah & Eric McNair-Landry, Jessica Speart, Steve Casimiro, Fred Hiebert, David Braun, Hilton Kelley, Jalsa Urubshurow, and Rob Machado.


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