Costa Rica is a world-renowned hub of adventure and jaw-dropping scenery. Its coastline, volcanoes, and national parks are impressive, but the waterfalls in Costa Rica will really wow you.
As a travel writer who’d written about Half Dome many times before hiking it myself, I know a LOT about the ins and outs of the route, as well as the Half Dome lottery and permit system. This guide outlines everything you need to know! Yosemite is one of the world’s most revered national parks, and Half Dome is one of its most iconic landmarks — not to mention one of its best, mo[...]
The hike to Grewingk Glacier in Kachemak Bay State Park near Homer is remote, rewarding, and stunningly beautiful. Being so close to an active glacier is breathtaking! To help you prepare for this lesser-known Alaska glacier hike, we’ve put together this detailed trail guide. A glacier hike near Homer that includes dense rainforest, frequent wildlife sightings, a mandatory water ta[...]
Arizona is arguably one of the most iconic states, synonymous with the Wild Wild West and the American Southwest.Aside from being stunningly beautiful and richly historic, Arizona is also insanely diverse. Seriously, how many other places can you go from sweating in triple digits in the harsh desert to needing a jacket in the high alpine forest in just two hours?!Regardless of what draws y[...]
I'm unquestionably adventurous, but I'm not necessarily a thrillseeker or what you'd call an adrenaline junkie. I love hiking and snorkeling, and floating the Snake River in the Tetons was one of my all-time favorite experiences — but you're not likely to catch me, say, skydiving. That's precisely why hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park (or any other most dangerous hikes in th[...]
The best hikes in Moab are as diverse as this small town itself. From national park hikes clocking in at just half a mile to multi-day backcountry treks, there's a trail for everyone. This guide details the best Moab hikes, plus essential tips. Moab, Utah, is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. From mountain biking and off-roading to hiking, camping, and much, much more, you’ll find it in[...]
You might be surprised to learn that I didn't get much exposure to Mother Nature as a child. I've always been drawn to the outdoors, but I didn't have many opportunities to experience it until later in life.We definitely weren't the family hiking and exploring national parks. I was born in New York, moved a lot — I lived in four states by the time I was 10 — and had what most would con[...]