Tips For Hiking Tre Cime Di Lavaredo (Italian Dolomites)

My Hiking Guide to Tre Cime di Lavaredo! South Tyrol, Italy Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks) is a famously beautiful and pretty easy alpine day hiking loop in the Italian Dolomites that winds through jagged limestone mountains. The Dolomites are a range of mountains in the Italian Alps covered with hundreds of hiking trails, … [Read more…]

How to go hiking at night

Hiking is an extremely rewarding way to escape the stress of daily life and enjoy nature. In recent years, an increasing number of people are discovering the benefits of getting outdoors. And not just during the day. Hiking at night gives you a whole new take on familiar trails, lets you beat the crowds, helps … [Read more…]

Backpacking in Aravaipa Canyon

Arizona is home to some of the most diverse and well-known natural landscapes in the United States, including the red rocks of Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, and the isolated mesas of Monument Valley. But for the first-time backpacker looking for a truly unique wilderness canyon experience, Aravaipa Canyon is the most ideal destination in … [Read more…]

10 day hikes on the Isle of Skye

Even if you’ve never been there, you’ve probably seen the Isle of Skye. The stunning and otherworldly scenery of this Scottish island has been the film set for many movies and series. But the jagged mountains, craggy coastline, and eerie rock formations are not only visually arresting but also paradise for outdoor lovers, providing scrambling … [Read more…]

The best hikes in Tasmania

Tasmania, the triangular chunk of land under the Australian continent, was once best known outside the country for being the home of the Tasmanian devil, a sharp-toothed marsupial that is much cuter than his Looney Toons depictions of old. But Tasmania also has some of the most diverse landscapes in Australia — including thundering waterfalls, … [Read more…]

Hiking Carrauntoohil: Ireland’s Highest Mountain

Hiking Carrauntoohil Mountain via the Coomloughra Horseshoe Kerry, Ireland While traveling through County Kerry I decided to climb 4 of Ireland’s biggest mountains in a single day, including Carrauntoohil, the highest one in the country. Here’s how! If you’re looking for a challenging (and free) outdoor activity to do while traveling in Ireland, I highly … [Read more…]

How to get hiking permits

Backpacking season is here, and it’s time to start planning out your summer backcountry trips. US national parks are among the most beautiful places for backcountry hiking and camping — and also the most popular. To control crowds and properly prepare trekkers for the hazards of the wildlands, the National Park Service requires backcountry permits … [Read more…]

Hiking Peaks of the Balkans

Standing at the summit of Mount Taljanka in Kosovo, your thighs will burn and the wind may feel strong enough to knock you off your feet. You’ll look out on the valley below to see no roads or towns, only a green pasture encircled by layers of mountains reaching back to the horizon. It will … [Read more…]

Best hikes near the Rocky Mountains

Spring is upon us. The Rocky Mountains and its sub-ranges are beginning to shed snow, colorful wildflowers are in bloom, and hiking trails that have been accessible only to cross-country skis and fat bikes for the past few months are opening up to eager hikers. Spring hiking focuses more on canyons than scrambles and meadows … [Read more…]

Best Olympic National Park trails

Set on Washington state’s massive Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park sprawls across more than a million acres, 95 percent of which has been designated as pristine wilderness. It has towering peaks, four different rainforests, over 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 73 miles of wilderness coast. With so much awe-inspiring territory, choosing from its … [Read more…]