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How to Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike

Machu Picchu trekking guide
It doesn’t matter where you do it or how long the hike is, if you are a hiker, completing a multi-day thru-hike is a transformative experience. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest can take months, but it will be one of the biggest achievements in your life. Even shorter trails that take a few weeks will be...

South Carolina’s 5 Most Amazing Waterfall Treks

Hiking in South Carolina
It is a widely known fact that after hiking up half a mountain, there is no better reward than rounding a bend only to be greeted by a misty, magical waterfall that looks like it is right out of a fantasy novel. However, not all waterfalls are found in the places you would expect, like the lush tropical forests...

Tackling Vermont’s Long Trail

Hiking Vermont's Long Trail
Finally completed in 1930, the Long Trail remains the oldest long distance hiking trail in the United States. While many visit Vermont or made a side trip off the connected Appalachian Trail to hike sections of the historic Long Trail, thru-hikers will need a little more time and supplies than your typical day hiker to make the entire 272-mile...

Top 5 Scenic Hikes in Massachusetts

Hiking in Massachusetts
Massachusetts incorporates everything that is quintessentially New England, from the shore to the quaint towns all the way to the rugged forested interior. The state is the perfect place for the hiker that doesn’t want to wander a complete world away from civilization, but does want to be far enough from the big cities to be immersed in all...

Hiking New Hampshire’s Baldface Mountain Trail

Bald Face Trail in New Hampshire
Just to the west of the New Hampshire-Maine border lays the White Mountain National Forest that protects its namesake – the White Mountains. While White Mountain National Forest is home to a number of trails including a portion of the Appalachian Trail as it nears its northern terminus in Maine, one of the most challenging and beloved trails within...

5 Fantastic Hikes in North Carolina’s High Country

Hiking in North Carolina
North Carolina is a state of diversity, from the rugged coast all the way to the mountains that dominate the western portion of the state. These beautiful mountains have garnered the fond name as North Carolina’s “High Country", by the locals, but it would seem the nickname is rather apt. With remote mountains and serene meadows, there are a lot...

Go For a Family Hike This Fall or Winter

Winter Hiking Gear with family
As the weather turns cooler (okay, downright COLD!), your family may begin to feel cabin fever! Family hiking is a great remedy for that, plus your kids will get to experience the great outdoors. Hiking with children takes some extra preparation, but the extra steps are worth the experience. Get The Gear  The right equipment is essential for planning a successful hike with...

Glamor and Camping, Together at Last

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Glamping: Why rough it, when you can lux it? Have you ever eaten authentic tortillas in a traditional Mayan hut? Taken a vintage campervan along the coast of Sweden? Slept in a treehouse in Thailand? If you have, then you already know something about "glamping," a new hot trend in travel that has both temporary tourists and committed nomads enthralled....

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