Arizona: Hiking in the desert to discover two fantastic natural wonders…Sunset Crater Volcano Park, and Meteor Crater, located near Flagstaff, Arizona.
Winter in Yellowstone – Silence and Solitude in Abundance! By Donnie Sexton An overpowering stillness surrounds me. The only thing I hear is the crunching of the snow beneath my feet and my labored breathing, having hiked around the Old Faithful area in Yellowstone National Park for a solid 45 minutes in cold weather. All […]
Naked in a Barrel in North Vietnam’s Highlands By Shirley Piccarreto Did you ever experience being drawn in by an inspiring photo of an unknown land then immediately knowing that you had to get there somehow? My heart started singing and my eyebrows knitted tightly in wonder as I drew even closer to my screen. […]
By Wynne Crombie My husband Kent and I are ‘chocolate on your pillow’ kind of travelers. When my outdoorsman brother, John, coaxed us into coming along for a hike through the Hoh Rain Forest, we demurred. But then, how hard could it be? (The town of Forks and civilization was only an hour away). We […]
Moab is the Gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks By Nick Contis In a quest to visit America’s flawless open spaces, I set off for Moab to begin a Utah road trip that would allow me to take the plunge into five of the 59 protected expanses operated by the U.S. National Park Service. […]
Changes and Tradition in Northern Albania: Saved while hitchhiking By Michal Kranz The sun had set behind the hills overlooking the river Bojana, and its slow-flowing waters reflected the purple sky above. The imposing Rozafa Castle crowned a hill to my left, and below it, stray cats and dogs scavenged for food amidst piles of […]
The Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains By Andy Christian Castillo Long hikes usually follow three progressions: one, “this isn’t that bad.” Two, “God, why did I try this?” Three, “I always forget why I love hiking.” That’s what my girlfriend, Brianna, said as we took our first steps hiking the Franconia Ridge Loop […]
The Air is Sweet with Salt in Tenerife By Andy Christian Castillo The air is sweet with a hint of salt midst wildflowers in Tenerife, Spain’s Anaga Rural Park. My boots follow a rough trail over sandstone rocks into the dense fog. It suddenly lifts. The landscape materializes and I get my bearings. Ahead is […]