July 16, 2017
Hiking Up the Zugspitze in One Day from Garmisch premium
The highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze is a popular hike in the Bavarian Alps near the Austrian border. There are multiple routes to the top, with most hikers opting to make the ascent of the 2,962 meter high mountain over the course of two days. Options for reaching the top range from riding one […]
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June 28, 2017
Herzogstand and Heimgarten: Day Hike in the Alps premium
If you find yourself in the Bavarian Alps then you have plenty of options for beautiful day hikes. The popular mountain peaks Herzogstand and Heimgarten, which are connected by a ridge, are an easy to intermediate round trip hike rewarding you with beautiful views over Lake Walchensee and the smaller Lake Kochelsee. The hike takes […]
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June 28, 2017
Höllentalklamm and Kreuzeck: Day Hike in the Alps premium
Climbing through a wet and narrow gorge, taking in beautiful views of the Zugspitze – Germany’s highest mountain – and parts of the Wetterstein mountain range, the hike up to Hupfleitenjoch and Kreuzeck via the Höllentalklamm gorge, makes for a fun but strenuous day hike in the Bavarian Alps. Making your way from Hammerbach train […]
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June 20, 2017
A Packing List for Your Round the World Trip premium
You’ve decided that you’re going – maybe for a month, maybe for a few years. You may have picked a few countries to see and play things by ear, you might have mapped an exact route that you’ll follow day by day. Now the big question comes – what should go in your backpack and […]
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June 10, 2017
Annapurna Base Camp Trek without a Guide premium
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a week long (more or less) hike in the Annapurna region. Although not as famous as the longer and higher Annapurna Circuit, it is a good alternative when you’re short on time and want to visit the historic starting point of the ascent of the deadliest mountain in the […]
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June 6, 2017
Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp Solo or Without a Guide premium
Everest Base Camp is a spectacular hike full of history, incredible scenery, and amazing people. It’s one of the most outstanding hikes we’ve been on, and the two weeks we spent in the Everest region flew by much too quickly. Logistically it’s the easiest trek we’ve been on, with permits, eating, and sleeping all being […]
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June 5, 2017
Everest Base Camp Itinerary and Details premium
In addition to our guide to hiking to Everest Base Camp without a guide or porter, this post will give you more detail on what to expect from day to day while hiking. Our visit was in early May, so we didn’t experience the huge crowds that come in November, or endure the rough weather of […]
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June 3, 2017
Hiking the Mount Makiling Traverse premium
Hiking Mount Isarog had been fun, but we didn’t get a great view from the top, so we decided to try another dormant volcano – Mount Makiling. Mount Makiling is just above 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) high, but the possibility to traverse the volcano instead of just hiking out and back made it sound appealing to […]
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June 2, 2017
Hiking up Mount Isarog premium
Mount Isarog, a volcano lying in the lower quarter of Luzon, Philippines, is an accessible mountain where you can hike to the top and back within a day. Unlike Mayon and Bulusan to the south, hiking to the summit of Isarog is permitted currently, as long as you obtain a permit for your hike. The […]
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April 29, 2017
Getting from Cebu to Donsol by ferry premium
If you’re traveling in the Philippines on a budget and without a tight schedule, you might consider taking a ferry from Cebu to Donsol instead of flying. While flying is easier and faster, the ferry trip will most likely be cheaper and you might have a little adventure on the side. Check out our guide on how […]
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