Hiking Boots & Sleeping Bags

Hiking Boots & Sleeping Bags

At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.”


Trekking through Italy: The Strive Challenge


Experiencing Sicily last minute for a triathlon rather than for luxury travel was not my original intention when I decided to go and watch my best friend enter the STRIVE CHALLENGE. Trekking to meet up with the participating group felt like entering my own quadrathlon of travel around Italy. Planes, trains, ferries and automobiles!

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Camping in Ngare Ndare, Kenya


I saw this quote in the depths of the Internet the other day “the closest I get to camping is staying at a hotel with no wi-fi.”” Yes, I’m guessing a lot of us can relate. I’m here to tell you that it’s not always that bad.

I recently ventured out to a mysterious place called Ngare Ndare forest for the weekend. The forest is about a 4-hour drive out of Nairobi. Driving up, you will see the towering figure that is Mount Kenya to your right and that’s when you know you are close. It’s only 40 minutes from Nanyuki town, so if you get peckish there are plenty of lovely little places to grab a quick bite on your drive up (Barney, Soames, Trout Tree for example.) Now I have to admit something, this was the first time in a long time I had been out camping in the wild and I was nervous.

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The Hiking Guide to Malibu


 

Tired of going to the same city hikes? It’s time to get in your car, drive north and enjoy a day of working out, beach, and restaurants in Malibu. Discover a few hidden trails that you won’t want to miss while you are here. It’s a great way to explore the city and enjoy a full, fun, action packed day by the beach!

M*A*S*H

This is probably the longest hike, which is around 15 miles for the hardest trail and a few miles for the shorter ones! It leads you to the original set of the TV show M*A*S*H at the lot used to be owned by 20th Century Fox. For those of you that don’t know the TV show was a “dramedy” set in a United States Army Mobile Hospital during the Korean War. There are a lot of options on this hike like stopping by to relax at one of the ponds along the way before you get to the set.

Address: 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Cornell, CA, 91301

www.malibucreekstatepark.org/MASH.html

Mash hike

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Preparing for the Bolivian Salt Flats: What you need to know


So, you’ve booked your trip to the famous Bolivian Salt flats? Now all that you have to do is wait, bright eyed and bushy tailed, for the day of your trip to start… right? Well, if you’re the savvy female traveller that I think you are, you’re probably not content with just passively waiting and want to plan ahead instead. You probably want to know how to prepare for your trip – to get the best insider’s tips on what to bring and what to expect. I’m here to give you just this.

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The Bolivian Salt Flats – the secrets behind choosing the perfect tour


So, you’re thinking of taking a trip to see the famous Bolivian Salt Flats? Good decision – this massive expanse of crystal-white salt is one of the most awe-inspiring attractions in South America, and is an absolute must-do for any nature or adventure-lovers in the area. But how do you book the perfect tour for you? Here are the big secrets behind choosing the best Salar de Uyuni tour, to read before you book.

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How to survive (and enjoy) the 4 day Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu


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The Inca trail is a notoriously difficult 4-day hike through some of the most challenging terrain that Peru has to offer. It takes you through dizzyingly high altitudes, up countless numbers of ancient steps to Dead Woman’s pass and down through the most beautiful ruins and viewing points that you’ll ever see – but don’t let the difficulty of its prospect put you off. Yes, the Inca trail is difficult, but it’s also very doable. We were in the company of 80 year-olds plodding along the route, making the rest of us look bad, so don’t despair.
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