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A high point on the Annapurna Circuit. Photos by Robert Painter.A high point on the Annapurna Circuit. Photos by Robert Painter.

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here is nothing like the beautiful scenery, fresh air and the excitment of trekking through the outdoors. From the Himalayas to the Shawangunks, GoNOMAD has stories for every hiker.

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Liechtenstein: A Friendly Little Country With Lots To Offer

Even though it's the sixth smallest country in the world, only 62 square miles, Liechtenstein has a lot to offer the traveler: charming villages, excellent cuisine, breathtaking Alpine landscapes, friendly citizens, and a prince who jogs around town and says "hoi" just like everyone else.

Liechtenstein is a principality bordered by Switzerland to the south and west and Austria to the east and north. It is home to 36,000 inhabitants and has only 90 police officers. It is a true landlocked country with neither an airport (the closest airport is in Zurich, Switzerland) nor a seaport.

Hiking to the Base of Mt. Everest

Everest sat high on the near horizon blowing its nose like a blizzard over the top of neighboring Lhotse, the eternal hurricane force winds scouring Everest from its west to east summits. This was the first time I’d seen Everest other than a glimpse from an airplane into Katmandu or Lhasa. This time had taken some doing.

Ama Dablam is seen behind a shrine in Dingboche - photo by David RichAma Dablam is seen behind a shrine in Dingboche - photo by David Rich

The only way to get to Everest is to fly to Lukla, unless you’d prefer a rickety bus to Jiri and a week’s hike from there to reach the Lukla trailhead. For $93 ($30 for locals) you can fly from Katmandu to Lukla, the third busiest airstrip in Nepal -- everyone wants to see Everest up close and some fools actually harbor ambitions to climb Everest or one or more of the dozen other incredible summits in the area.


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Hiking the Cordillerra Blanca in Peru's Andes

Visit the Waterfalls of the Ozarks in Arkansas

A Walking Tour of San Francisco: Urban Hiking at Its Best

Pittwater, Australia: A Place to Kayak, Hike and Enjoy Nature

Australia's Great Ocean Walk: Victoria's Magnificent Trail

Panama: Climbing a Volcano With Views of Two Oceans

St. George, Utah: Hiking and Biking in Snow Canyon

Trekking Te Araroa, New Zealand's Newest & Longest Hiking Trail

Nepal's Annapurna Circuit: Hiking Across the Roof of the World

Vermont's Northeast Kingdom: Bucolic Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

One Step at a Time: Q & A with Brandon Wilson

Italian Odyssey: One Couple’s Culinary and Cultural Pilgrimage

Hua Shan: The Most Dangerous Mountain in China

Wallachian Rocks: Off the Beaten Track on the Czech - Slovak Border

Rediscovering Newfoundland and the East Coast Trail

Climbing Mount Takao: A Delightful Escape from Tokyo

Summiting A Swiss Mountain With Your Kids

Over the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps

Roopkund, India: A Week-Long Trek to Skeleton Lake

Kilimanjaro: Climbing Africa's Tallest Mountain Peak

Hiking Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s Highest

Colombia: The Lost City of Teyuan

A Trinidad Hiking Adventure: Rough Terrain, Gentle People

Hiking and Biking in Austria: Innsbruck, Salzburg and Grödig

Hiking the Alps Near Torino: Getting to the Top is Worth the Work

Hiking Along the Great Wall of China

Upstate New York: Hiking the Gertrude’s Nose Trail in the Shawangunks

Switzerland: Hiking in the Land of Sky

Hiking Palm Springs' Indian Canyon

The Eden of the Havasupai: Hiking to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Hong Kong's Adventurous Side: Hills, Mountains and Sea

Cinque Terre, Italy: A Beautiful Hike by the Mediterranean

Family Fun in Goblin Valley, Utah: A Rare Jewel of Nature

Urique, Chihuahua, Mexico: A Birding Paradise

Dharma-ville: Dharamsala/ McLeod Ganj, India

The Real Cold Mountain: North Carolina's Chilly, Hilly West

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal: Change on the Horizon

Pringles, Coke, and Mount Everest: Family Trekking in Nepal

Trekking from McLeod Ganj to Triund and Beyond

Hiking India's Kuari Pass

Mt. Kenya: A Beacon of Brightness in the Heart of Africa

Roraima: Venezuela’s Lost World

Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith

Goa on Foot: A Trek to Remember

Pakistan's Karakorams: Mountains to the Max

Bhutan: A Visit to Taktshang Goemba, "The Tiger's Nest"

Chile's Torres del Paine National Park: Glacier Watching and Spectacular Scenery

The Idaho Panhandle: Crossing the Crown of the Continent

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Santa Fe New Mexico, home of the Yogihiker movement. Hiking Meets Yoga Yogihiking combines two
that this is a place that takes hiking pretty seriously. It's the go to activity around the year
Circuit: Hiking Across the Roof of the World By Robert Painter Trekking over the summit of a pass
A Mountain hut Pontese, outside of Torino. Photos by Max Hartshorne. Hiking the Alps
A Hiking and Biking in Austria: Innsbruck, Salzburg and GrAPdig By Cindy Bigras
the Top and Back Again: Hiking X the Alps Reviewed by Stephen Hartshorne GoNOMAD Associate Editor Ever
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