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Kalalau Trail: Guide to Backpacking the Na Pali Coast

The Kalalau Trail has grown to become a world famous backpacking trip. The trail traverses the untouched, rugged Na Pali Coastline in Kauai and gives access to Kalalau Beach, often said to be the number 1 beach in the world. Here’s everything you need to know about hiking or backpacking the Kalalau Trail.

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How to Hike the Tour Du Mont Blanc Self Guided

The 105 mile Tour du Mont Blanc hike is one of the most renowned, prestigious, and extraordinary backpacking trips in the world. While challenging, this trek doesn’t require any special expertise and hiring a guide isn’t necessary. This guide will help you plan your very own, self guided Tour du Mont Blanc trek and experience …

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How to Hike The Tour Du Mont Blanc In 7 Days: Fastpacking Guide

The Tour du Mont Blanc is honestly one of the most incredible hike we’ve ever experienced.  That’s saying something since we’ve done some really incredible hikes in Alaska, the Rockies, the Cascades, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, New Zealand, and Hawaii, just to name a few. What makes this experience so unique and incredible in comparison …

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Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Camping on the Tour du Mont Blanc is a great way to save money and experience beautiful camping spots on your alps adventure. This ultimate guide will tell you everything you need to know about camping on this iconic trek from where to camp, tips on wild camping, and how to coordinate food and meals. …

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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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How to Backpack Abel Tasman: 3-4 Day Backpacking Itinerary

When I was first planning our road trip through New Zealand, hiking Abel Tasman wasn’t even on my list. I had read in other blogs that it took a long time to drive into the National Park and being from Southern California I figured I’ve seen enough beaches. Unless there’s surf, I’d rather stick to …

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