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Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

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Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

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Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

A Face-to-Face with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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The dominant gorilla male sat still and quiet a few feet away. His back half-turned. A faint attempt to ignore us maybe? Or a confidence in his might and reign over his surroundings? Tall and strong, he displayed the patch of gray… Continue Reading →

These US National Parks Made Our Hearts Beat Faster

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We are big fans of the National Parks and enjoyed their amazing trail systems from Yosemite to the Everglades, from Olympics to Mesa Verde. The US National Parks is celebrating America’s largest celebration of national heritage during their National Park Week from April 16 to 24, 2016. As part of the celebration, we put together the list of our top preferred US National Parks.

Our Packing List: Backpacking & Trekking

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Trekkers at heart, or backpackers depending on the traveler circles, we have over the years developed a tight list for our weekend (or weeklong) trips to the mountain. Here is our list for Spring to Fall seasons, as Winter trek… Continue Reading →

What to See in a Day in Bonaire Washington Slagbaai National Park

After several days of intense kiteboarding, it was time to take a break from the wind and discover some of the other top attractions Bonaire offers. Ready for a change of scenery, we decided to head to Washington Slagbaai National… Continue Reading →

Nāpau Crater Backpacking – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Nāpau Crater Backpacking A mix of volcanic trail and rainforest can be found on an overnight backpack to Nāpau Crater, a good representation of what the Volcanoes National Park has to offer. The 14-mile (22-km) trail goes through incredible scenery,… Continue Reading →

Big Island Volcanoes National Park Hiking – Kilauea Iki Caldera

Big Island of Hawaii is world-famous thanks to its volcanoes and a visit to the Volcanoes National Park is sure to be the highlights of any trip. We spend 4 days in the park, and loved every single day. From… Continue Reading →

Fall Season High up in the Desolation Wilderness: Backpacking to Doris Lake

Heading to the Sierras mid-October can be touch and go. Some years you get rain and freezing temperatures, some others weather is beautiful and crisp. This year was one of these lovely October days that make an amazing trip! The… Continue Reading →

Hiking the Eerie Landscape and Cave Churches of the Rose Valley

One cannot be in Cappadocia and not go for a hike. Well, not in our case away. As avid hikers, we are always on the lookout for cool and interesting trails and the perspective of hiking the Rose Valley was… Continue Reading →

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