Articles Tagged ‘hiking’

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru October 6, 2012 | Featured | Read More
We were in a remote valley in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, with no other people in sight. The sun’s last rays were lighting up the fluted snow-covered ridges of Salkantay in a soft pink, creating a stunning alpenglow effect on the highest peak in the range. Where exactly were we? High on a mountain ledge,...

Hard Days and Soft Nights in Tucson

Hard Days and Soft Nights in Tucson May 23, 2012 | Featured | Read More
When it comes to destinations for long weekend getaways in the western U.S. with a healthy combination of active pursuits and a dose of luxury, there are lots of usual suspects. For west coasters, it’s Palm Springs, wine country, Tahoe, Santa Barbara, Bend, Hood River, and Whistler. For mountain-staters,...

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family

Next Time You Extend Your Honeymoon, Tell Your Family July 26, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Yeah, sometimes it pays to check in with family. Especially when you tell everyone before you leave town that you’ll be back on a certain day, and then not only do you not return that day, but you are gone for another three weeks. Hopefully UK newlyweds Ben and Caroline Davies have learned their...

The 2 in 1 Lantern Glows and Grows

The 2 in 1 Lantern Glows and Grows May 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Twenty-four-hours barely feels like enough enough hours in a day for a normal schedule, let alone the time constraints of a traveler. Although we are wary of kitschy travel inventions that are supposed to “save us time” but really only waste our money, there are a few design-savvy gems out...

Climb Every Mountain: Conquer Nature in 10 Accessible Treks

Climb Every Mountain: Conquer Nature in 10 Accessible Treks July 29, 2010 | Featured | Read More
In the late 1920s when English mountaineer George Mallory was asked why he wanted to try and ascend the highest peak on Earth, Mt Everest, he gave an inspiring reply for any budding climber: “Because it’s there.” Reaching a famous high point is an exhilarating experience, but many view...

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars June 16, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
Google, always at the forefront of technological innovation, has just this week released their newest version of Google Earth (via TechCrunch): Google Earth 5.2. You can view a demo of the technology here at YouTube, but the short version is: it’s awesome, especially for cyclists and hikers. Recently...

Clean Water: How Hiking and Downloading Can Help Those Without It

Clean Water: How Hiking and Downloading Can Help Those Without It June 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
We take it for granted every single day: clean water. It’s just there. You turn the tap on and the stuff just gushes out. But for many around the world, it’s a serious issue. According to Water For People — a global non-profit supporting long-lasting access to water and sanitation —...

Travel Like a Local: Beer in Copenhagen, Shepard Fairey in NYC, Hiking in Lake Tahoe

Travel Like a Local: Beer in Copenhagen, Shepard Fairey in NYC, Hiking in Lake Tahoe May 7, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
We’re one week down in May, and our Local Experts are out and about! Local Expert Julie in the Florida Keys “The Florida Keys are not within the projected impact area in official near-term forecast models.” – Latest Advisory from the Florida Keys and the Gulf Oil Spill Local...

Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome

Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome February 4, 2010 | Yosemite | Read More
Yosemite National Park’s popular Half Dome will have fewer crowds on it this summer, with the institution of a permit system for day use hikers. Plan ahead and be rewarded with a quicker trip up and down the cables, and a more pleasant (and safe) trip overall. The National Park Service has the important...

Talk Like a Local: Hiker Slang 101

Talk Like a Local: Hiker Slang 101 October 21, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
In today’s economic climate, more and more people are turning to the great outdoors to get their travel fix. There’s a lot to be said for hiking and backpacking; not only is it great exercise, but it’s affordable, fairly easy to organize and local. However, there already exists a devoted...