Category Archives: Hiking

Hiking Solo or in a Group?

“Never walk alone” is a refrain most commonly heard from Park Rangers, Liverpool football (soccer) fans and Rodgers and Hammerstein aficionados the world over. In so much as it relates to hiking, it can be considered sound advice for beginners and/or experienced hikers venturing into unfamiliar conditions. However, it should not be taken as a universal blueprint. Whether […]

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 […]

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 […]