Laos Remains one of the best places to hike and the least developed country in SE Asia By John Henderson The town of Phongsali sits high in the clouds in that little northern tip of Laos that juts into the belly of southern China. On the dusty main drag, I could look down at a […]
Backpacking for Beginners and Pros By Shane Fay Backpacking 101 is the Holy Bible of travel advice for those seeking adventure in the great outdoors. With this incredibly useful book, anyone can learn the ins and outs of safe, efficient, and fun outdoor travel. Backpacking 101 is an invaluable resource for the modern-day hiker. From […]
Climbing to the Roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania By Jessie Waack There are those times in life when you lay a challenge before yourself with the unwavering belief that you will finish it. My journey started last year when I decided to climb Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa. There is nothing more daunting […]
Adventure Hiking in the Canary Islands By Andy Christian Castillo The drive from Tenerife-North Airport to Maliá Hacienda del Conde, my hotel destination in the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands, is beautiful. Switchbacks wind through narrow streets — sometimes hedged in by gated walls, other times overlooking expansive vistas — passing adobe haciendas with […]
By Kurt Jacobson The last place I thought I’d be going for a nature walk was a water reclamation facility. Thoughts of stinky brown water filled my head, but the local visitor’s center assured me this would be good clean fun. This water reclamation facility was once a lumber mill is now part of Albany […]
By Mary Govoni In Jonathan Arlan’s memoir Mountain Lines, he reflects upon the personal experiences he faced during his 400-mile walk through the French Alps. Arlan’s accounts of his experience, both the sensations and their accompanying thoughts, are remarkably genuine and accurate throughout the novel. He describes the highs and lows of such a journey, […]
New Life Hiking Spa in VT offers guests the opportunity to explore some of New England’s best hiking trails and then unwind back at the resort in their spa.
Just North of Dublin, Howth is the Perfect Small Village for a Break from the City By Mary Govoni Dublin is a city founded on a unique and unmatched Irish charm. Spend a day here and you’re guaranteed to notice it everywhere you go. It’s hidden in the cobblestone alleyways that diverge from O’Connell Street, […]
Climbing all 35 mountain peaks over 3500 feet in elevation in New York State’s Catskills, and enjoying the company of fellow hikers and lodges.