Tag: mountains

A year of extreme weather means risky conditions in the backcountry

Ian Carroll

By now most of us are used to reading news reports of record-setting weather conditions around the globe. However, this year has brought new context…

The best cabin vacations in Colorado

Stef Zisovska

If you’re planning a mountain getaway and you have no idea where to go, then don’t despair. The state of Colorado offers all kinds of…

How to choose the best hiking boots

Back when there was only a couple of styles to choose from and a handful of brands making high-quality hiking boots finding the best hiking…

Ultimate must-see spots in Olympic National Park

Stef Zisovska

One of America’s most spectacular national parks, the Olympic National Park, is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The park is unique for its four distinct…

Healthy reasons to try winter hiking this season

There’s no reason to think that your hiking habit should take an off-season break when the temperatures drop and the mountains have snow caps. Winter…

The best river towns in the US

Stef Zisovska

River towns across the States are so numerous that it’s hard to know which one to visit. They are often near to mountains, good-quality water…

Tree house hotel and avocado farm in Antigua, Guatemala

Ian Carroll

Earth Lodge is the kind of place you only find once in this wide world. Once you do, though, you’ll never want to leave. With…

The best places to visit in Washington State

Stef Zisovska

Washington State has many of the unique natural wonders found in the whole country. Many of the things that you can find here, you can’t…

How to sport climb safely: Lessons learned from falling headfirst

Ian Carroll

I was definitely falling. What I saw was most definitely down. Slowed, slowed down until I could feel the fibers of the rope running over…

Under-the-radar national parks that you can visit this season

Stef Zisovska

The US National Park Service is in charge of protected parks and sites in every corner of the country. While some of them receive millions…