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”
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”
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 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”
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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”
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?”
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”