Your All-in-One Trekking Guide to Vietnam

Hiking has been a popular activity worldwide for a long time, but in Vietnam, hiking has recently risen in popularity about ten years ago thanks to Vietnamese nature lovers and adventure seekers. According to many people, Vietnam is a lucky country with its climate especially suitable for those who want to sightsee and enhance their […]

The 10 Best Hiking Trails in North Vietnam

To all adventure lovers out there, specifically the ones who enjoy walking a country’s trails, Northern Vietnam is known for being rugged, beautiful and full of off-the-beaten-track charm. Here is our top 10 hiking trails in Northern Vietnam. 1. Ba Be National ParkDesignated ‘national park’ in 1992, Ba Be does not disappoint. Located about 200km in the […]

Amboy Crater in Mojave Trails National Monument

Amboy Crater is nestled halfway between Barstow and Needles, just off historic Route 66. It is located near, but not within, Mojave National Preserve. A visit to Amboy Crater will definitely take you back in time. Ten thousand years ago, this cinder cone volcano erupted, transforming the surrounding landscape. A 3-mile round trip trail leads up […]

Alcove Nature Trail in Colorado National Monument

Across the road from the park visitor center (and Canyon Rim Trail) is Alcove Nature Trail. This track is set back from the canyon rim, which limits views of the great landscape. What this trail offers instead is an informative hike with numbered markers that coincide with entries in a guide booklet. The entries describe plants […]

‘Akaka Falls Loop Trail in ‘Akaka Falls State Park

‘Akaka Falls is stunner – considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii – with a 442-foot single-drop into a tropical valley. This great waterfall is paired with a great viewpoint. A paved 0.55-mile long loop trail leads to a lookout in front of ‘Akaka Falls, while also providing a glimpse of 300-foot tall […]

Wanderlust USA: The Great American Hike

As with its predecessors – Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails and The Hidden tracks – Wanderlust USA takes readers on a visual journey through some of the earth’s most unique and spectacular landscapes. The memorable images are accompanied by texts and information boxes, that highlight not only the natural wonders but also the cultural and historical elements that distinguish each of […]

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Hiking Boots

Running Shoes VS Hiking Boots “If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.”  ~The Houghton Line I get asked about backpacking footwear all the time and the question is almost always the same. Hikers want to know if it’s really okay to backpack in running shoes and how light their […]

Lemon Grove & “M” Trails Loop on Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

The mountain named Cerro San Luis is one of the top places to hike in San Luis Obispo, and its trailhead is actually in walking distance from downtown SLO. If you’re drawn to the large white “M” on the side of the mountain, you’re in luck! Not only is the “M” reachable as an extension of the hike to […]

Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

Located just west of downtown San Luis Obispo, the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain) offers sweeping views over the city and surroundings. Cerro San Luis is a member of the Morros, or Nine Sisters, a chain of prominent volcanic peaks stretching east from Morro Bay. These beautiful peaks set the postcard-like backdrop […]

“M” Trail on Cerro San Luis in San Luis Obispo

From downtown San Luis Obispo, it’s easy to spot the large white “M” on the side of nearest mountain, Cerro San Luis. If you’ve looked up at the “M,” you may have wondered what it’s like to look down from that big white letter, find out! The “M” is interesting to see up close and […]

10 Essential Hiking Tips Beginner Hike

\Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun. Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more, sometimes unpredictable, variables. Of course, these variables are part of what makes it so […]

The Most Important Rock Climbing Equipment

Rock climbing is more than just a sport – for many, it’s an adventure. To make the most of this adventure, though, you need the right equipment. If you’re interested in going climbing but don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a comprehensive checklist of the rock climbing equipment you need. Climbing ropes This is […]

How to Clean Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are built to take muddy, gritty trails in stride. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea to toss your mucky companions in the closet and forget about them. Clean them faithfully and you’ll enjoy many years on the trail together and reduce the need to replace them prematurely. If you’re too tired immediately after […]

Hiking Boots Winter Trend 2020

Seen on the likes of fashion elites Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski & Bella and Gigi Hadid you know it’s a hot ticket item to add to your wardrobe. The Hiking Boot trend is here to stay through winter, into Spring and even Summer.Check out these hot street style looks for inspiration to pair your newest […]

How to Care for Leather Hiking Boots

Hiking trails don’t have a lot of soft edges, so even the most rugged pair of leather boots will eventually look a little ragged. Beyond scuffs and scrapes, boot leather is also susceptible to drying out and cracking. So, to help your boots last longer and perform at their best, you need to clean and condition […]

Street Style: Hiking Boots Trend | Winter 2020

Hiking boots have come to be the fashion item in this season’s street style. If you look closely in stores, you can find perfect ones that are pretty, comfortable, waterproof and fit for long walks. They are versatile and great for running errands and meeting up with your friends after work for an evening drink. […]

12 Tips to Pack Your Backpack for a Trip

As travelers, one thing that we need to have on point is our backpack. When we are away from home, that’s the only thing that contains all that we belong. We want to reach out to the basic necessities and make sure that they’re placed right. On the contrary, we don’t want to overburden ourselves […]

HIKING TIPS AND TRICKS | HOW TO PLAN AND PREPARE FOR A HIKE

HIKING FOR BEGINNERS: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SUCCESS Hiking is a fun, relaxing way to experience the great outdoors with friends and family. When you go on a hike, you get to explore places in nature that the roads cannot reach. Leave your worries about time, work and other stressors far behind and reawaken your […]

Tips for Hiking Downhill

Hiking downhill is often taken for granted. In the minds of some, it represents the equivalent of “backcountry gravy”; the reward that follows the exertion of a challenging ascent. Yet hiking downhill takes its toll. Twists, slips and tumbles are most likely to happen while descending and no other type of hiking causes more wear and […]

BASIC HIKING SKILLS

Hiking is one of the few things in this world that can be enjoyed by almost everyone and will work wonders for your mind, body and soul, be it through fresh air, exercise or the breath-taking views that you come across on your travels. Unlike many hobbies, there’s a reassuring lack of rules and regulations, […]

Hiking Techniques

“The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 1841 One of the things I love most about hiking is the simplicity. One foot in front of the other. Everything you need in the world on your back. Wake up with the sun. Go […]