My Adventure Journeys Around The World

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My Adventure Journeys Around The World

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Packing Tips for Adventure Travelers

Packing Tips for Adventure Travelers

You are going on a trip and it’s not just any trip! It’s an adventure travel holiday! That means you won’t just go around the city and take photo walks during the day and stay at your 5-star hotel at night. You will be doing […]

5 Mind Blowing Trips for Adventure Travelers

5 Mind Blowing Trips for Adventure Travelers

Overseas adventure travels or exploring the great outdoors is becoming a trend. Other than just going to famous landmarks and shopping for souvenirs around the city, adventure travellers want something more. Are you looking for an exciting and unforgettable experience? Here are five overseas travel […]

10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

10 Essential Items to Pack For An Overnight Hike

For starters, an overnight hike can be a nightmare when packing. You need to travel light (after all, who wants to lug the kitchen sink up a mountain?) but you also need to make sure you bring all the right gear. Here are the 10 essential packing items for an overnight hike.

1. Clothing

The type of clothing you pack should match the weather conditions in the respect overnight hike location. Clothing should therefore effectively serve you in warm or cold weather.

Type of clothing to pack includes:

· Long-sleeve shirt-protects against excessive sun

· Hats that can shield you from the sun

· Shorts or pants that can dry quickly

· Underwear

· Synthetic or wool wicking T-shirt

· Headgear such as bandana

· A warm jacket, a raincoat to shield from rainy weather

· Hand gloves (lightweight for warm weather, insulated for cold weather)

Footwear

· Choose hiking shoes or hiking boots in line with the terrain of the overnight hike location.

· Two pairs of synthetic or wool socks

2. Food

During an overnight hike, it’s important to have the right nourishment. The key should be to strike a balance between choosing lightweight food and nutritional food. Hiking involves burning a lot of calories so it’s important to carry food that will offer enough energy.

As you shop for food, remember to buy snacks that can give you the required energy. Opt for lightweight foods such as nuts, dehydrated milk, rice, noodles and dehydrated refried beans. Breakfast should include food such as instant oatmeal. If you want to carry uncooked food, do not forget to carry cooking gear-cooking stove, to facilitate your cooking.

3. Water

You need to make sure you’re adequately hydrated. So make sure to bring enough drinking water. Don’t assume that water from a stream will be safe to drink and make sure you have enough supplies for an emergency. If you have to drink water from a nearby stream or lake, carry a purifier to purify the water.

4. Emergency shelter

Staying outdoors overnight in nature is an amazing experience. Nonetheless, it is important to be equipped with emergency shelter for maximum protection and comfort. Having a sleeping bag, tent, tarp or reflective blanket will provide both comfort and protection. Insect repellent is also crucial to ensure a comfortable night.

5. Backpack

You will require a backpack that is spacious enough to accommodate all your hiking gear. Select a bag that can comfortably carry all that you need. To select a quality backpack, try out some different types and shop around the various outdoor gear shops.

6. Sun protection

There are items you need to protect your body from the scorching sun. They are:

· Sunscreen

· Sunglasses

· Lip balm

7. First aid kit

When camping, you should always have a first aid kit. This is to ensure cuts, bites from spiders and snakes can be treated. In your kit you should have pain killers, adhesive bandages, nonstick sterile pads are essential.

8. Navigation tools

A map and compass are essential tools to aid in finding your direction to your particular hiking site.

9. Illumination gear

Lighting is important to facilitate visibility when cooking, setting up tents and walking in the dark. A flashlight or a head torch with new batteries should be among the items packed.

10. Miscellaneous items

Although considered not so important, these items promise a smooth hiking adventure. Examples are:

· Plastic bags for disposing of waste and trash

· Toiletries-toothpaste, toilet paper, biodegradable camping soap

· A pocket knife-it proves helpful when cooking

· A lighter or matchsticks for making a fire.

In essence, the items you pack for an overnight hike should guarantee comfort, safety and basic survival. Always double check to ensure no important hiking item is left out.

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks […]

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

Hiking in Cairngorms, Scotland

If you love hiking and are looking for a suitable destination, then you could have many reasons to pick the Cairngorms National Park. It’s possibly the best national park in Scotland for those of us who love hiking. The Cairngorms is the largest national park […]

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Adventure in Canada’s Yukon Territory

Canada’s Yukon certainly is a treat for hikers. Besides being one of the most beautiful places in the world, there are many different types of Yukon hiking trails to suit various levels of hikers.

With a population of 37,000 people and plenty of untouched nature, this Canadian province has so much to offer. From captivating history, awe-inspiring natural beauty and adventures in the wilderness, the Yukon is a splendid place to explore.

Here are some of the best hiking trails in Yukon.

1. King’s Throne Trail

Once you have climbed through the Alpine forest, the trails lead you to the peak of King’s Throne. The trail is a tumble of rocky steeps, and it’s still one of the best spots to stop for lunch. Thanks to the view! Keep following the trail towards the summit for an exceptional view of the mountain.

2. Grizzly Lake Trail

This trail is Yukon adventure travel at its best! The Tombstone Mountains are known as the “Patagonia of the North” because of their black-granite tops and soaring peaks. There are wild hilly meadows and landscapes that are straight out of a Monet painting. They are way better than any painting! This renowned trail has side trips to the Mount Monolith and Grizzly Pass. The Grizzly Lake Trail is for energetic hikers who want to put in the hard yards.

3. AngelComb Peak Trail

If you want to visit a place that is untouched by humans, then pack your rucksack and take a hiking trip along the AngelComb Peak Trail. The walks are reasonably easy and fun, and you’ll probably bump into a couple of sheep on your way. It’s a fabulous Yukon adventure.

4. Cottonwood trail

Cottonwood trail has one of the most magnificent views of Yukon. Kluane National Park has the largest population of grizzly bears in North America. If you plan to hike here, then make sure to pack bear mace! Hike through the mountain pass to get the best view of Dalton Range.

5. Slim’s River West Trail

Last but not least, there’s the 40-km hike through the Kluane National Part to the Observation Mountain. It’s a long hiking trip (three days on average), and you may get blistered toes. But the untouched nature with wetland marshes, river crossing, and the view of the Kaskawulsh Glacier makes them a fair trade.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your rucksack and go for a walk in the wilderness.

Carrying Your Camera Up A Mountain

Carrying Your Camera Up A Mountain

Mountains provide great photography opportunities. If you’re prepared to put in the hard yards, you can capture unique landscape shots. But to be an expert in mountain photography you need to be prepared. Here are some general tips on how to get the best out of […]


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8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

8 Best Hiking Trails Around The World

The best hiking spot in the world is a debatable topic. For some people, it’s conquering Everest while for others it’s scaling the endless sea of ice and snow of the Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland. For others, it’s the trail at their local valley, three blocks away from home. Still, others might enjoy the freedom of a week-long trek in Yosemite National Park. It all depends on what you want: scenery, something social, isolation, or a challenge. Taking all these into account, we have created a list of eight of our favourite hiking trails around the world.

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1. Kokoda Trail

The Kokoda Trail is an arduous trek through the jungle from the north to the south of Papua New Guinea. This 96-kilometre trail is best known for its history during World War II and is often traversed each year on ANZAC Day in memory of the many soldiers who died there. It’s an arduous trek and many hikers don’t make it back without emergency help.

2. Nepal

Nepal is a good idea if you like engaging in culture. Spend some time hiking through the Langtang Valley, which is not far from the Tibetan border, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

3. Zion Narrows, Utah, United States

The Utah Desert is home to some of the wildest scenery accessible to hikers. The sandstone constructions are a result of many years’ of erosion. What remains for hikers to explore is a landscape that looks a bit like Mars, with hills that reach thousands of feet into the sky.

4. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The tallest peak in Africa is a gentle summit for inexperienced hikers, with natural beauty and gorgeous contrasts in the landscape. The hike can be done in less than a week and offers some trails that lead you up to the highest view point in Africa. From the parched landscape of sub-Saharan Africa to snowy hillsides, hiking Kilimanjaro is the equivalent of seven hikes in one.

5. Mount Huashan Trail, China

Not for the faint hearted or hikers without a few serious hikes under their belt, Huashan Trail winds above open rock faces. Make no mistake; this trail is one of the most dangerous in the world. But the rewards for completing it are surely worth it.

6. Tour de Mont Blanc, France

The gem of the French Alps, Mont Blanc, gives hikers a fresh view from the highest peak in Europe – 15,000 feet. The snow-capped mountains have forgiving trails that are achievable to many hikers. Along the way, you pass glaciers, lakes and green valleys.

7. Inca Trail, Peru

There is a reason that everybody says they want to do the Inca Trail – it is breath taking. The ancient ruins in the lush Peruvian hillsides are like a time machine into a historical era. Because of the trail’s popularity, it is safe and regulated, making it suitable for hikers of all levels. Some tracks lead up to Machu Picchu, giving more hard core hikers a chance to stretch themselves a bit a long the way.

8-Jungfrau Mountain, Switzerland

You can’t go wrong hiking the Jungfrau region in beautiful Switzerland. Wherever you turn you’ll see sign posted routes leading to summits, lakes and valleys. The range of hikes will keep you busy for weeks. From hiking along streams and through flowering alpine meadows, to more challenging valleys for seasoned climbers, Switzerland will amaze. The good thing here is that non-hiking family members can Jungfrau Mountain Switzerland train.