3-Day Weekend in Washington State: Ocean, Rainforest, and Mountains

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My husband Kent and I, residents of America’s fly-over Midwest, had come to experience the wonders of nature itself.

Beyond the Rim – How To Explore the Depths of the Grand Canyon

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be one of the visitors who sees the Grand Canyon from the bottom? Adam Seper’s Guide to Exploring Beyond the Rim of the Grand Canyon will give you all the information you need to know.

11 Volcanoes in the Americas That You Can Actually Climb

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Have you ever wanted to see a volcano up close? You have more options than you probably realized. Here are 11 climbable volcanoes in the Americas alone.

Guide to Walking the Camino de Santiago

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One of the things that amazes me about the Camino is it’s universal appeal. Thousands of pilgrims walk it every year. Hundreds of thousands have been walking it for centuries. Catholics, protestants, athiests, agnostics, pagans, buddhists, jews, and every hybrid you can imagine line the path. The movie The Way, with Martin Sheen, inspired thousands more to pack a bag and take a long walk. Perhaps you are among them. If you’re considering walking the Camino de Santiago, here’s what you need to know:

10 Best Hiking Trails in the World

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BootsnAll staff writer Julie Blakley brings you the 10 best hiking trails in the world–where you can trek through the most dramatic scenery anywhere.

8 Fabulous Mountain Peaks in Eastern Europe for Less Experienced Hikers

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Hiking is often mistaken for a strenuous outdoor activity, requiring years of experience. Lavinia Patrascu believes that, even though climbing a mountain should never be taken lightly, the reality is that almost anyone can embark on a memorable journey towards an imposing mountain peak.

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

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After a long winter for many in the US, hiking and outdoors season is upon us. Check out Adam Seper’s list of 10 great places to hike in the United States and get out there and go!

First-Time Backpacking: What I’ve Learned

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Jenn Miller discusses the difference between packing your backpack for the average RTW and packing for an unsupported backpacking trip. She touches on why, most of the time, it doesn’t really matter what you pack and why cutting the weight in your pack is less important than taking care of the most important piece of gear you possess.

What Countries are Best for Trekking?

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Vote in our weekly poll! With Spring right around the corner, we have our sights set on hiking. Which countries are your favorite around the world for hiking and trekking?

The Best Place in the World to Trek

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Nepal is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya is contained within Nepal’s borders, and the opportunities to explore this vast are many. Here is a look at some of the most exciting trekking opportunities in Nepal, with information on how to prepare and what you’ll need to bring.