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Best Yoga Poses For Hikers: Feel Stronger & Recover Faster

Practicing yoga helps me so much in feeling good and strong when I go hike and backpack.  Even more, it helps me recover faster so that I can get out on the trail more often.  Personally, when I hike, I like to be on the trail at sunrise and I tend to push my hikes …

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Hiking 14er Grays Peak, South Ridge: The Less Crowded Ascent

Experience one of the most popular 14ers in Colorado, Grays peak, with half the crowds and twice the adventure. When hiked from the practically unknown South Ridge, you will come across only a handful of people. This side of the mountain takes you up through a much more lush and meadowy valley unlike the dry …

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The Best Hikes to Epic Glaciers Around the World

Does the thought of massive glaciers towering above you make you giddy with excitement? Glaciers are truly one of nature’s most mind blowing sights.  All across the world there are epic glaciers to be found. Get inspired for your next glacier hike with our top picks around the world…

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Best Day Hikes from Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park + Tips for Visiting

Like all the national parks in the U.S., Rocky Mountain has a wonderful diversity of trails for adventurers at all levels. Here’s a guide from easiest to hardest to help you decide which hike you should do depending on the amount you want to hike.

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How To Thru-Hike The Enchantments In One Day

This is one of our favorite hikes of all time and definitely belongs on the #goat list.  While I totally wish I had backpacked it so that I could’ve stared longingly for hours at the gorgeous deep blue, teal, and turquoise alpine lakes, getting a permit for backpacking this hike is nearly impossible (although every …

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a GPS on the Trail: Using Google Maps for Hiking

While there are dozens of rad GPS devices on the market, they are expensive and bit excessive for basic hiking and backpacking.  Instead of investing in one of these pricey pieces of gear, use your handy smartphone and never get lost in the wilderness.  Google Maps is our trick to navigating the trail but you …

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Backpacking Pack List: Gear Essentials For Beginners

We’ve backpacked all over the world. In Europe, we backpacked the Tour du Mont Blanc last year. Earlier this year, we backpacked the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. In New Zealand, our entire family backpacked for 4 days and 3 nights in Abel Tasman. Backpacking can take you to some of the most incredibly scenic destinations, …

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Best Trail Running Shoes for Hiking: La Sportiva Bushido Review

La Sportiva’s Bushido Trail Shoes are the best adventure travel shoes I’ve ever had. These shoes will last you forever wherever you go wether it’s a multi-day backpacking trip, strenuous hiking, trail running, or a climbing approach. These shoes will take your adventuring to the next level. Affiliate notice: This post may contain some affiliate …

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Best Day Hikes in the Sawtooth Range, Idaho

Updated July 2020 for additional information and accuracy. Planning a trip to the Sawtooth Mountains? These are 5 of the best day hikes that should be on your bucket list of hikes to do near Stanley, Idaho. We loved hiking these 5-day hikes in the Sawtooth Range because some required a bit of scrambling and route …

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Ultimate Day Hiking Guide to Lake Louise, Banff National Park: Lake Agnes, Devil’s Thumb, and Plain of Six Glaciers 

Calling all adventurists, want-to-be adventurists, outdoor enthusiasts, and nature lovers.  In one of the most famous national parks in the world, Banff National park, is a hikers playground, Lake Louise.  From expert scrambles to meandering strolls to teahouses, Lake Louise has a day hike for any adventurer. Keep reading to find out the top routes …

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The Best Day Hike in Yosemite (And Doesn’t Require A Permit)

  Though I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries and hiked more than 400 miles of trails, I had no idea that one of the most amazing hikes in the world was in my home state.  Yosemite deserves all the fame it gets. It’s one of a kind with the lush quantity and variety of …

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Weekend Hiking Trip from San Diego: 2 Day Adventure Itinerary

I’ve lived in San Diego all my life and I thought I knew everything there was to do in America’s Finest City especially when it came to hiking in San Diego.  That is, until El Nino’s onslaught of storms kept us our oceans polluted with runoff and the surrounding vicinity too wet to do much outside. …

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How To Hike The Cinque Terre, Italy: What You Need to Know Before Visiting

It’s hard to beleive places like this still exist in the world.  A place that can only be reached by foot– a place that has stood untouched for centuries– a place that contains more beauty than any traveller could dream of.  Hiking the Cinque Terre is a one of a kind experience that adventurer should …

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