Hiking

Your National Park Bucket List: The Best Photo Opps & Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Your National Park Bucket List: The Best Photo Opps & Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Dubbed “America’s Best Idea,” one of my favorite summer activities is camping and hiking at the national parks. The US has 59 official national parks (not counting the state parks and other protected nature areas) spread across every biosphere and corner […]

Machu Picchu or Patagonia: Which is the Best Long Distance Trek for You?

Machu Picchu or Patagonia: Which is the Best Long Distance Trek for You?

If you’re considering doing a long distance trek, South America’s signature hikes should be at the top of your expedition bucket list. Machu Picchu and the O or W in Patagonia are amazing, multi-day journeys that are designed to change […]

The Happiness Mindset: Finding Beauty Everywhere

The Happiness Mindset: Finding Beauty Everywhere

A few people close to me have had depression, which to put it mildly, is depressing to be around. Not intending to belittle a serious psychological condition, I will never understand not being able to see the beauty in everything, […]

Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Hiking Machu Picchu (or the Inca Trail)

Five Things They Don’t Tell You About Hiking Machu Picchu (or the Inca Trail)

One of the most iconic hikes in South America and one of the top 5 ranked treks in the world, the Inca Trail is an impressive mix of climate zones, topography and ancient history. But between 3 am wakeup calls […]