Kristin Hanes shares her experience hiking the John Muir Trail in California. How to pack, what to eat and what she did wrong. This is the perfect guide for planning your hike. “The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah, the ants go marching one by one hurrah, hurrah!” The song pounded relentlessly through my head as I concentrated on… Read More
Back Country Travel
Do you love hiking, camping, and being at one with nature? Then these backcountry experiences are for you.
Off the west coast of England, nestled halfway between the shores of Cumbria and Northern Ireland, the cliffs, beaches and seaside towns of the Isle of Man erupt from the Irish sea. As the British Lake District creaks under the weight of a booming tourist industry, off-the-beaten-track adventure-seekers will want to find the best things to do in the Isle… Read More
For adventure lovers a Bhutan trek is high on the list. After climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking to Everest Base Camp and tackling the Arctic watershed, we were excited to finally be able to explore the Land of Thunder Dragon. Bhutan Trek to Laya When we were last in Nepal, we considered taking a four-day Bhutan tour to see the famous kingdom… Read More
Looking for things to do outside Cusco? Di from Slight North shares her top three little-known hiking day trips in Cusco. A lot of tourists pass through Cusco, Peru quickly. They just use the city as a stopping point on their way to Peru’s main attraction: the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. However, I lived in the city for two… Read More
There are more than 600 First Nations in Canada. During our snowmobile trip in Quebec, we were going to immerse in the culture of the Cree Nation. It was to be the adventure of a lifetime, a one-thousand-kilometre ride north on snowmobiles from Quebec City to a small Cree community near James Bay to learn about Cree cultur and traditions…. Read More
Ivvavik National Park in Yukon, Canada receives fewer visitors than Mount Everest each year. Fall in Love with Ivavik National Park Located on the northern tip of Canada, Ivvavik has opened its doors to visitors with a unique base camp experience run by Parks Canada. It allows “regular Joes” like us a chance to experience the true Canadian wilderness with a… Read More