Everest, the tallest peak in the world at 8848m, is out of reach for most of us mere mortals, maybe due to the astronomical cost or the overwhelming physical challenges, but don't despair, those of us willing to work for it can at least hike to Everest Base Camp at 5380m.
Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is one of the most beautiful countries I've ever been to. Think vast plains and active volcanoes, snowy mountains and black sand beaches, ancient history and a landscape that inspired some eerie folklore. While it’s best visited in the summer if you want rolling green hills and a... Continue Reading →
The Drakensberg are a mountain range that run along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, with dramatic cliffs falling away from the plateau at an almost constant altitude of 3200m. Spend 5 or 6 days hiking and camping between the two countries to conquer one of the top hikes in the world.
The west coast of Tasmania is all winding mountain roads, forest shrouded in mist and hidden lakes. It's a stark contrast to the idyllic beaches of the east coast, and just as beautiful in its own way. Remember that the drive can be quite slow going, especially if you're not used to roads like that,... Continue Reading →
As someone who prefers mountains and forest over beaches and palm trees, leaving the coastline of New South Wales and heading inland to Kosciuszko National Park was a dream for me. I was sceptical about seeing actual mountains in Australia but this place did not disappoint and it's well worth the drive. Thredbo As we... Continue Reading →
After spending a summer in rainy England it was awesome to escape to rainy Scotland for a family holiday to the gorgeous Isle of Skye. There are a ton of hikes to choose from, we chose these 6 because they all offered something a little different. You'll need a car to get around the island,... Continue Reading →
Lake Atitlan has been described as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It's surrounded by steep hills and the peaks of three active volcanoes; Volcán San Pedro, Cerro de Oro, and Volcán Tolimán. Each village has its own little community and it's difficult to choose where you want to spend your time.... Continue Reading →
In a town like Whistler, the dead season is the worst season. You'll probably be laid off from work, needing a new place to live and the village will be a ghost town. If you choose to stick around you'll get first pick at jobs and rooms, but you'll be painfully bored and spend all... Continue Reading →