50 Essential Wilderness Backpacking Tips

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The wilderness is full of unexpected surprises so it’s always best to take precautions before undertaking a trip into the wild. It’s best to be smart rather than reckless and careless thinking that nothing is going to happen. Before a backpacking trip, be prepared for any eventuality that could go wrong, I promise it’s better safe than sorry in these situations.   Continue reading “50 Essential Wilderness Backpacking Tips”

On The Edge Around The World

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I like standing on edges. I like that feeling of adrenaline that they provide. I have the opposite of fear of heights, the higher the better. And some of the best views come from getting up high.

I have gathered a collection of photos of me and other people standing on edges of things around the world. Don’t worry, they’re not scary (in case you do have a fear of heights). Enjoy!  Continue reading “On The Edge Around The World”

Visually Impaired People Share Their Travel Experiences

Humans naturally take for granted most of everything we have and if we think about it, we can’t imagine being without it, including any of our five senses. If you are fortunate enough to have all of your five senses working, I bet you haven’t even thought of how it would be to travel without any one of them. Can you imagine walking into a brewery in Dublin and not smell the hops? Or walking into a chocolate shop in Belgium and smell nothing? Continue reading “Visually Impaired People Share Their Travel Experiences”

The Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures

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The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on July 19, 2015.

When planning family trips, it’s best to keep kids busy with activities from crafting and music lessons to hiking and swimming. (No one wants to hear, “Mom, I’m bored” while lounging beach side with a cocktail in hand.)

Travel is one of the most fun ways for a parent to share the cultures and natural wonders of the world. These destinations are safe for kiddos, catering to the picky eaters, adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and beach bums too. Not only will kids be welcome, they’ll find programs and excursions designed just for them on each of these global adventures. Continue reading “The Top 7 Family Trips And Outdoor Adventures”

Xpat Matt’s Budget-Friendly Adventures in the American West

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The post below was originally published on XPATMATT on April 14, 2016.

Not every trip “out west” needs to empty your wallet and your savings account. In fact, there are plenty of adventurous destinations in the west that are affordable, uncrowded, and full of awesome outdoor activities for you and your traveling family. These five budget-friendly destinations offer everything you need to make the most of your adventure-based getaway. Continue reading “Xpat Matt’s Budget-Friendly Adventures in the American West”

Is a Life of Travel Right for You?

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Some people don’t just travel every now and again. Their whole lives are all about travelling and exploring the world. It’s what makes some people tick! Just because you want to travel, doesn’t mean a whole life of travel is right for you. This guide will help you work out if it’s something you should go for: Continue reading “Is a Life of Travel Right for You?”

Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah

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Last weekend we embarked on our second hike in Utah. We chose the Crimson Trail. We thought 3 miles were doable. What we didn’t realize is that the loop includes the Riverside Nature Trail and a little piece of trail to get to the beginning of Crimson Trail making the whole trip about 4.5 miles. Also, the trail was not an easy trail with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet and lots of steep, snowy, icy, and I must say, treacherous areas.  Continue reading “Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah”

Australia’s Most Exciting City Break Destinations

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Australia is known for the outback and laid-back beach living. But it’s also a great city break location. If you’re travelling in Oz and fancy a break from wildlife spotting and adventure sports, take some time to discover these urban gems. Continue reading “Australia’s Most Exciting City Break Destinations”

Six of America’s Top Hiking Destinations

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There’s nothing quite like getting out and stretching the legs. If you don’t have enough time in your busy daily schedule to find time for a walk, you can always plan a hiking trip.

Even if you aren’t a seasoned hiker, you will enjoy exploring nature. You don’t have to start off with a huge walk if you aren’t experienced. Take it easy and start off with a short walk on day one. As the days go on, you can build up. Don’t feel like you are only on vacation just to go hiking, though. You can also spend your time sightseeing or taking part in other active pursuits such as mountain biking or kayaking.

So, if you fancy going on a walking vacation, here are some of The State’s best destinations. Continue reading “Six of America’s Top Hiking Destinations”

Turn Camping into a Luxury Experience with These Tips

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Camping is a great way to get to know places up close. The great thing about it is that there are so many ways to do it. You can go wild camping with a tent and sleep under the stars. You can go to a campground that has just the bare minimum of facilities or one that has just about everything you could need. And if you don’t want to be in a tent, you can camp in an RV. Many people love the idea of being a bit more in touch with nature, but they don’t want to rough it. If you would rather add a bit of luxury into your experience, try some of the methods below. Continue reading “Turn Camping into a Luxury Experience with These Tips”