My Backpacking Gear Checklist (How To Pack For A Trek)

My Lightweight Backpacking Gear Setup Outdoor Gear Guide Learn how to pack for a successful overnight backpacking or trekking adventure with lightweight gear essentials like a tent, stove, clothing, and more. My ultimate backpacking checklist! As you’re about to see with my ultimate backpacking checklist here — I’m a total gear nerd! Slim Leather Travel … [Read more…]

Hiking Mount Whitney: California’s Highest Peak (Winter Climb)

Hiking Mt Whitney in the Winter Lone Pine, California The elevation is starting to take its toll. Carefully planting one foot in front of the other, climbing through snow with my ice axe, I push on to summit California’s highest mountain. Mount Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 states at 14,505 feet. … [Read more…]

Teahouse treks in Nepal

With an extensive network of trails, experienced guides and porters, and jaw-dropping views of the highest mountains in the world, it’s no surprise that the Himalayas in Nepal are the beating heart of the world’s hiking and backpacking adventures. But with hiking holidays becoming ever more popular, you won’t be the only one hitting the … [Read more…]

Best day hikes in Kyoto

Kyoto is best known for its wealth of temples, shrines, and tea houses. It’s a place where traditional culture blends seamlessly with modern life. What’s less well-advertised is the fact that the city also has some areas of breathtaking natural beauty, and it’s not just meticulously sculpted Zen gardens and tourist-filled bamboo groves. The rugged, … [Read more…]

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…]