Solo Hiking the Slovenian Mountain Trail

I sat in a hostel room in Maribor, northeastern Slovenia, hiking gear and packaged food strewn all over my bed. I was planning to start walking the Slovenian Mountain Trail the following day but I still knew almost nothing about it. Established in 1953, It’s one of the oldest long distance mountain trails in the […]

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack

Essential Items for Your Hiking Backpack (Infographic) A well-packed backpack is a key factor in making sure your hike is comfortable, safe and enjoyable. Learn more about how to pack your hiking bag in the infographic below. Packing for a hike can be a balancing act – you want to ensure that you have everything […]

Walking Sky Road on Ireland’s West Coast

I stand above the ocean at Sky Road’s summit and look out over the islands, where folktales say mermaids sit and sing and comb their hair. A group of French tourists laugh amongst themselves. There’s a smell of saltwater and a faraway seagull cries. Behind me Sky Road winds its way back to Clifden, where […]

Benefits Of Hiking Outdoor Adventure Trips

Getting out and moving is something everyone is encouraged to do. While you may seek out a remedial massage gold coast after your next hiking adventure, you won’t doubt for a minute that hiking has many perks. But what are the true benefits of hiking outdoors and adventure trips? Well, read on to find out […]

7 Essential Tips for Women Solo Hikers

Doing thing solo, especially hiking solo, is one of the best ways to improve the independence and personal skills. Of course, hiking alone in the wilderness has its risks. Yet, there is no reason that women should be put off when thinking about solo hiking. These 7 essential tips for women solo hikers will thus […]

Why you should travel light in the wilderness

For a person whose only passion is travelling and exploring new destinations, one of the most crucial decisions to make before going on a trip is to choose what to take along in that one backpack and what to leave behind! Those decisions are difficult and those decisions are tricky! If you ask my suggestion, […]

Hiking Hungary’s Mátra Mountain Range

Standing high above the rest of Hungary is Kékestető peak. Three thousand, three hundred and twenty six feet to be exact. While this may not seem incredibly tall in comparison to other infamous peaks around the globe, it holds its own magic when it comes to the north Hungarian countryside. At the top, there is […]

Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain – The French Way

The Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as the Way of St James, is a series of pilgrim routes leading to his shrine at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwest Spain. These walks, which traditionally ran from one’s home to Santiago, were once embarked on as a sign of penance. Today, they are […]

Crowns for the Kungsleden – Sonnets for Hiking in Sweden

These sonnets were composed on a three-week hiking and camping trip with my best friend along the Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland: a notoriously wet, but remarkably beautiful and desolate place.The Kungsleden is a 440km (270mi) hiking trail that starts from Abisko Station, a tourist town in the Arctic Circle with a dog sled lane at […]

Hiking the Grand Canyon – A Humbling Experience

I had been to the Grand Canyon before. It was a family vacation and that meant little time exploring this vast crevice. As my wife and our kids looked across the reds, yellows, tans, and browns of the Grand Canyon, I told myself I wanted to come back and do more than look. I wanted […]