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Hiking the Chemin de la Mature, French Pyrenees

You can’t go wrong with any hike in the Pyrenees.  There’s just something special about small villages, the good food, and the untouched nature.  It’s all magical but the Chemin de la Mature is something extraordinary.  The Chemin de la Mature is a 4,000 foot long ledge sculpted into a sheer, massive rock face. It’s …

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Best Fall Hikes To Do Near Breckenridge

Are you looking to surround yourself with the beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds of fall?  Do trails winding through Aspen trees make you feel at one with nature?  Well then, head to Summit County.  These must-do fall hikes in Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone, Copper, and Silverthorne are sure to make your fall experience complete.

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What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Hike

I love hiking.  My oldest three kids love hiking. My fourth child likes to hike half the time.  But my fifth child…well, she’s a whole different story.  If it’s more than two miles, has any sort of elevation gain, or if the weather isn’t between 65 and 75 degrees, there’s going to be a lot …

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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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5 Adventurous Things to do on the McKenzie River Trail, Oregon

  What makes the adventures on this McKenzie River truly incredible is the rich old-growth forest, the lava rocks that form along the river and trail, and most of all, the one of a kind, deep, vibrant blue of the McKenzie River that weaves and flows over cliffsides, creating spectacular waterfalls. There is so much …

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7 Things to Do in Raglan, New Zealand

We may travel in search of adventure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy really good food. We are foodies but adventure comes first and that’s why we love Raglan. Because with one of the best waves in the world, beautiful nature to explore, and delicious food to savor afterwards, Raglan might be one of …

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