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…]

Everything you need know to hike NZ

For the first time in 25 years, the New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has added a new trail to its list of Great Walks. Set on the west coast of the South Island, Paparoa Track, and its included shorter Pike 29 Memorial Track, stretch 34 miles in one direction across renowned New Zealand landscape. When … [Read more…]

Hiking Kerlingarfjöll Geothermal Area (Icelandic Highlands)

Hiking Guide to Kerlingarfjöll in Iceland Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland Deep within Iceland’s central highlands, Kerlingarfjöll is a group of small geothermically active and rust-colored mountains capped with snow. Here’s how to organize your own self-drive adventure. 3/4PCS Travel Set Bag ABS Trolley Spinner Suitcase Luggage w/Lock 16"- 28" 4OPTS $83.90End Date: Friday Jun-14-2019 9:02:49 PDTBuy It … [Read more…]