Traveling to Papua is rough, but highly rewarding. Still an off-the-beaten-path destination, Papua doesn’t see many visitors. Trekking the Baliem Valley is even more challenging, with barely 700 people hiking the mountains per year. If you are looking on how… Continue Reading →
One of the goals of our round-the-world trip as adventure travel fellows is to trek some of the earth’s most remote mountains. And Papua trekking is all that: remote, challenging, and with a part of mystical aura attached to it…. Continue Reading →
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 →
Since I was a little girl riding ponies, I was fascinated by the thought of galloping through the green steppes of Mongolia. As we planned our Mongolian trip, horseback riding stood high on the list. Less than 36 hours after… Continue Reading →
The dominant gorilla male sat still, quiet, just a few feet away. His back half-turned. A feeble attempt to ignore us maybe? Or confidence in his might and reign over his surroundings? Tall and strong, he displayed the patch of grey fur… Continue Reading →
A short 30-minute drive from Victoria, go biking or hiking the Galloping Goose Trail. A great way to discover a corner of Vancouver Island, from lakes, old wooden bridges, potholes and forest areas.
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.
Thank you El Niño for finally sending good snow to the Sierra Nevada! The mountains are finally wearing their white mantel and the fresh powder is heaven for cool snowboarding! We headed to Diamond Peak on that Saturday morning, excited… Continue Reading →
Hoping for another great snowshoeing trip during our Christmas weekend, we eagerly headed to Prosser Creek Reservoir, a short drive from our chalet rental and usually a good easy snowshoeing spot. But as we were driving on the dirt road… Continue Reading →