Five Backpacking Tips for Isle Royale

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Took this photo of the Dock at the Three Mile Campground So your going to Isle Royale, awesome your going to love it!  I visited the Island recently and decided to do a quick write up based on my own experiences.  I'm definitely no expert…

Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World

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Is Milford Track  really the finest walk in the world? You’ll have to judge that for yourself. But it is one New Zealand’s Great Walks (a designation given by the New Zealand Department of Conversation for comfortable, multi-day, walking…
Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley - Hawaii's Valley of the Kings

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I’ve come to the end of the road. Literally. Highway 240 dead-ends and the land falls away to the ocean almost 2,000 feet below. With its jungle-covered, emerald cliffs, dropping straight down to the Pacific, pretty much everything about the…
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - The Basics Welcome to the newest place on earth! There is a lot to see here and your $10 entry fee gives you the right to come/stay for seven consecutive days. But if you don’t have that much time, here…
The Great Wall of China

Another Chick on the Wall - Hiking the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatái

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The thing about the Great Wall is, it’s great.  There are a lot of different places to see it.  I wanted to do more than see it.  I wanted to experience it.  But how do you experience a wall? Hoping for something a little more authentic…
Silver Falls

Hiking the Magical Trail at Silver Falls

“I changed my mind about tomorrow,” he said. “I think we should just do this one again.” I was a little bit taken aback.  We go hiking together a lot and returning the same way we came is practically against his religion.  And now…
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In the Presence of Her Majesty, Mother Nature, Atop the Banaue Rice Terraces

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I didn't want to make the trip, almost succeeded in avoiding it, which I would have regretted! There were a lot of challenges coordinating the trip and I was milking all the reasons not to go. I mean who looks forward to business trips where…

#RTWA Hiking - Round the World Adventures

What is Hiking? Hiking is the way you describe walking if you want others to actually join you. Hiking usually includes a lot of great scenery, real or imagined. It you're hiking, it's just got to be beautiful, right? Walking is what you're…

Sightseeing in the Columbia River Gorge

Armed with a road atlas, a KOA campground guide, and a pass to the National Parks, I was twenty years old and setting out to see the country.  My plan was to travel east from my home near Portland, Oregon, across the northern part of the US,…

Travel Injury saved by super MOM

High school, with all its glitz and glitters, had been a big part of my life and when the end was finally approaching, the drama was unstoppable. It was a month before graduation that my girl friends and I decided to go to Mambukal Mountain…