Dog sledding and winter tundra camping in the Arctic Circle? Count us in! Part of our weeklong Arctic experience with Arctic Chalet was to spend the night in a camp at Jimmy Lake located 50 km (31 miles) north of… 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 →
The Alps are of course the first mountain range one can think about when looking for the best hikes in Europe, but fantastic long-distance hiking trails are available throughout the continent as well. Hiking in Europe takes you from coastal… Continue Reading →
If you are looking for some of the best treks in the world, search no further than Asia. Indeed, trekking in Asia will take through the Himalayas, deserts, jungle, traditional villages, and endangered wildlife. With so many options for trekking in… Continue Reading →
Wildlife and traditions are probably what come to mind when you think about a trip to Africa. However, for outdoor enthusiasts and avid hikers, the mountains in Africa offer fantastic trekking opportunities. Of course, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania needs no… Continue Reading →
After we published our story about our Baliem Valley trek, Michael commented about his own experience when he did the same trek back in 1993. Given how remote Papua still is today, and how untouched Papua tribes and traditions must… Continue Reading →
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 →
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.