Day Hike
Road Trip
Rattlesnake to Westwater Canyon Packraft

Rattlesnake to Westwater Canyon Packraft

A three-day hiking and packrafting trip on the Colorado River.
The Top 10 Best Hikes in the World

The Top 10 Best Hikes in the World

Hank and Brian Leukart look back on their past decade of trekking.
Tour du Mont Blanc Backpack

Tour du Mont Blanc Backpack

Hiking the 12-day, 170-km Tour du Mont Blanc with five friends from around the world.
Glacier Bay Right Arm Expedition Sea Kayak

Glacier Bay Right Arm Expedition Sea Kayak

A two-week kayaking trip to Muir Glacier.
A packraft sits on a shoreline in Mahau Sound, New Zealand.

The Neverending New Zealand Story Packraft

Heading out on an epic hiking and paddling adventure across New Zealand’s South Island.
Hank and Brian stand in Arizona's Superstition Mountains on the Boulder Canyon Trail.

Superstition Mountains Traverse Backpack

Brothers packraft Arizona’s Salt River and backpack the Superstition Mountains.
Hank and Jake stand above Honaker Trailhead.

Bears Ears: Honaker Trail to Slickhorn Canyon Packraft

A hiking and packrafting trip to explore Utah’s newest national monument reveals an ongoing political fight.


Donahue Pass

The John Muir: Two brothers. One controversial conservationist.

Brothers Hank and Brian Leukart hike the John Muir Trail over 18 days, while investigating the history of John Muir, Ansel Adams, and the native peoples of the California Sierra.
A camper near his tent at Pear Lake in Sequoia National Park

Pear Lake Snowshoe Backpack

A two-day hike through Sequoia National Park past Heather Lake and Emerald Lake to Pear Lake.
Hank and Susan hike Nepal's Three Passes Trek.

Nepal’s Three Passes Backpack

Hiking Nepal’s tough, high-altitude, Everest-region trek.
Apua Point

Volcanoes National Park Grand Loop Backpack

A loop hike in Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Hank heads off on a packraft into New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds.

Visiting 28 friends in 30 places in 5 minutes

Watch me travel all around the world over ten years.
Hikers stop for a quick nap on the Trans-Catalina Trail on California's Catalina Island.

Trans-Catalina Trail Backpack

Backpacking the Trans-Catalina Trail across California’s Catalina Island with a new backpacker.
Hikers traverse the desert flats of Joshua Tree National Park.

Wonderland of Rocks: Boy Scout Trail to Queen Mountain Loop Backpack

Hiking over massive granite monoliths in Joshua Tree National Park’s most notorious backcountry.
Kayakers gaze at Hog Island while paddling in Tomales Bay, California.

Tomales Bay Sea Kayak

Attempting Tomales Bay kayaking and Kings Canyon backpacking trips while recovering from a broken leg.
Rich, Hank, and Jake paddle packrafts around Rainbow Lake in Ansel Adams Wilderness.

High Sierra Lakes: Fernandez Trail to Rainbow Lake Packraft

How a bit of imagination transformed a high-altitude backpacking trip in Ansel Adams Wilderness.
Pilgrims wait in line in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to obtain their pilgrim's passport before beginning their trip on the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Backpack

Hiking the 540-mile Camino de Santiago across Spain with an inspiring group of friends.

Appalachian Trail: Garrison to Arden Backpack

My brother and I hike 30 miles on the Appalachian Trail before he heads off to his wedding.
Tasty egg waffles are a snack found at most street food vendors in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Food Tour

Eating the best food in Hong Kong, while exploring the city’s generational political divide.
Thousands of protestors gather near the government offices complex in Hong Kong.

Umbrella Dreams: Fighting for Hong Kong Democracy

Filming a documentary short about students fighting for democracy at the Occupy camps in Hong Kong.
A hiker takes a photo of a huge redwood tree in San Francisco's Pescadero Creek Park.

Pescadero Creek Loop Backpack

Best friends take a 3-day, 35-mile backpacking trip near San Francisco.
The mountains of Thórsmörk look like an imagined, fairy-tale world.

Iceland: South to North Traverse Backpack

Two brothers search for eternal life in the Icelandic wilderness during what may be the last time in history anyone is able to see all of Iceland’s natural, untouched beauty.
Brian looks toward a mountain from a guesthouse patio near Namche Bazaar, Nepal.

Everest Base Camp Trek Backpack

Two brothers tackle the trek to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp and film the entire adventure.

best essays

Neuschwanstein Castle can be seen from nearby Marienbrucke Bridge in Bavaria, Germany.

The Romantic Road in Germany Road Trip

Exploring medieval towns and lavish castles on Germany’s Romantic Road.
People swim at Ein Bokek's public beach on the Dead Sea in the West Bank near Jerusalem, Israel.

Israel Road Trip

Why you should fire your tour guide and lead yourself through Israel and the West Bank.
Canals run down the streets of LìjiÄ??ng, China.

Lijiang, China

A romantic comedy in Lìjiāng and Dàlǐ, China.
Chinese tour groups hike up stairs on China's Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

Huangshan East-to-West Loop Backpack

How I left my virtue at Huangshan, China’s Yellow Mountain.
Actors perform during a Beijing opera at the Yifu Theatre in Shanghai, China.


Sucked into an elaborate tea ceremony con in Shanghai, China.
The sun rises behind Angkor Wat early in the morning in Angkor, Cambodia.

Angkor Cycle

Cycling through Cambodia’s Angkor, the world’s biggest religious complex.
A bicycle sits on the edge of the road in Da Lat, Vietnam.

Vietnam Cycle

Encountering magical turtles and afterlife-destined motorcycles on a bicycle trip in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Demonstrators sell "The Day We Changed" T-shirts while protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Post-Revolution Egypt Backpack

Backpacking through a revolution in the Land of the Pharaohs.
A man performs a morning puja ceremony at the Amritapuri ashram in Kerala, India.

Amritapuri Ashram

Seeking a life-changing hug and the secret to life from India’s most famous female spiritual leader.
An RV passes a bicycle sitting on the Seward Highway near Alaska's Cook Inlet and Kenai Mountains.

Turnagain Arm Cycle

Bicycling Anchorage’s Coastal Trail, Lost Lake, and the Turnagain Arm.
A view of Half Dome in the Yosemite Valley, seen from Glacier Point

Half Dome Day Hike

After climbing Half Dome, I can’t bear to leave Yosemite.
The Sinagua built Montezuma Castle, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America.

Indian Ruins Road Trip

Trying to one-up my middle school teachers by taking an Indian ruins road trip through America’s Southwest.
Twilight fans stand in front of the Forks Chamber of Commerce and a replica of Bella's 1953 Chevy pickup truck.

Twilight Road Trip

Exploring Forks, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, the setting of a teen vampire novel.
Santa Claus (a.k.a. Brian) dons a Santa suit on the Grand Canyon's South Kaibab Trail.

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim Snowshoeing Backpack

Brothers tackle a classic trek with magical, holiday cheer.
"Dahmernatrix" hits the track during the LA Derby Dolls 2009 championship game between The Swarm and The Tough Cookies. (photo by Marc Campos)

Los Angeles Derby Dolls

Understanding the post-feminist ethos of roller derby.
A hiker gazes at the canyon walls of Buckskin Gulch.

Buckskin Gulch to Middle Trail Backpack

Hiking the world’s longest slot canyon with a boy made of paper.
Mountains shrouded in fog behind Refugio Lago Paine in Chilean Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park.

Torres del Paine O Circuit Backpack

Hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit on another family’s vacation.
The ruins in Copan, Honduras include a Mesoamerican ballgame court.

Honduras and Utila Dive

A Central American love story.
A cable car hangs overhead as a hiker adjusts his tent (photo by Brian Leukart)

West Coast Trail Backpack

Brothers tackle dangerous surge channels on the West Coast Trail.
Bicycles sit waiting for a class (courtesy of Josh Hikes)

Bicycling to nowhere

The peculiarity of studio cycling and Los Angeles gym culture.
Disneyland at night as seen from behind the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse near Main Street


Disneyland is more romantic than you think.
A zebra and her newborn baby stand together in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve.

Botswana Safari

Witnessing a zebra birth in Botswana, Africa.
The McKinley River with tens of braids in the distance

McGonagall Pass to Muldrow Glacier Backpack

A harrowing attempt at crossing the McKinley River in Denali National Park, Alaska.

more essays

My friends Simona and Petra greet me with a sign at the train station in Odense, Denmark.

Europe Couchsurfers Train Trip

My quest for an airline’s highest elite status ends with me visiting my best friends, all over the world.
Kayakers get ready to paddle under an archway near Pelican Bay on Santa Cruz Island, California.

Santa Cruz Island: Scorpion Anchorage to Prisoner’s Harbor Sea Kayak

A kayak-camping trip with ten friends on Santa Cruz Island in California’s Channel Islands.
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France is the most common starting point for the 550-mile hike across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.

Can travel change you?

Speaking to high school students about the value of authentic travel before a 540-mile hike across Spain.
A single souvenir vendor remains at the end of the day in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, Mexico.

Yucatán Peninsula Road Trip

How I saw ancient Mayan cities, Egyptian temples, and other world wonders without pesky tourist crowds.
A Bolivian woman looks out at the Andes Mountains surrounding the El Fuerte de Samaipata pre-Incan ruins in Bolivia.

El Fuerte de Samaipata Ruins

A visit to the pre-Incan ruins of El Fuerte de Samaipata, Bolivia.
Hikers catch a glimpse of the Lake of the Clouds Hut below Mount Washington's summit.

Mt. Washington Winter Summit Day Hike

Summiting New Hampshire’s Mount Washington in winter.
Trafalgar Square in London

One Day in London

A one-day, whirlwind tour of London with two quirky British friends.
Copper brew kettles sit in the Budweiser Budvar Brewery in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Czech Republic Beer Breweries Road Trip

Taking a beer breweries road trip in the Czech Republic’s quirky South Bohemia.
Amateur fireworks shows dazzle visitors to Prague's St. Nicholas Church in Old Town Square on New Year's Eve, 2012.

New Year’s Eve in Prague

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Prague.
A mural of famous Portuguese Fado singers adorns the Fado Museum in Lisbon's Alfama neighborhood.

Portugal Road Trip

Road tripping Northern Portugal.
St. Basil's Cathedral, a quintessential Moscow tourist attraction, sits on the western edge of Red Square.

Living Like a Local in Moscow

Finding friends in Moscow is easy when you make an effort to live like a local.
Hikers make their way through a field of snow towers.

Mount Whitney Backpack

Hiking to the Mount Whitney summit, the highest point in the continental US.
A hiker looks at a Cottonwood tree in a small oasis near Dead Horse Canyon, Death Valley, Ca.

Marble to Cottonwood Canyon Loop Backpack

A four-day backpacking trip through Death Valley’s Marble and Cottonwood Canyons.
Colossi of Ramesses II flank the entrance to the Great Temple at Abu Simbel in Nubia, Egypt.

Egyptian Nile Cruise

A guided, return trip to Egypt highlights the country’s growing political problems.
The sun sets behind a Joshua Tree near Belle Campground in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

California Riding and Hiking Trail Backpack

How not to take my eight-year-old nephew, and other newbies, on a first-time backpacking trip.
A farmer herds goats on a newly-paved road in China's Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Tiger Leaping Gorge Backpack

Trekking China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s deepest canyons.
Actors perform a reenactment of a Ghenghis Khan horseback battle at Splendid China in Shenzhen.

Splendid China Folk Village

Have you ever missed a flight and ended up at Genghis Khan horseback battle reenactment?
Climbers stand below The Egg, a karst in Yángshuò, Guăngxī, China.

Yangshuo Karsts Climbing

Rock climbing and Taylor Swift in Yángshuò, Guangxi, China.
The bridge across Hongcun's South Lake was featured in the opening scene of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Huizhou Villages

How my wish to become a flying martial artist came true in rural China.
Shinto worshippers throw coins and pray at Meiji Jingu shrine.

Japanese New Year in Tokyo

A visit to Tokyo’s Meiji Jingu Shrine during the Japanese New Year.
Kayakers relax on a rock at sunset on Catalina Island.

Catalina Island: Avalon to Parsons Landing Sea Kayak

A July 4 sea kayaking-camping trip on Catalina Island.
A skier stands on Yosemite's Horizon Ridge on the way to Ostrander Ski Hut.

Ostrander Hut Ski

Skiing to remote Ostrander Ski Hut in Yosemite National Park.
A paraglider takes a tourist flying above the Arabian Sea in Varkala, India.

Varkala Paragliding

A flying experience in Varkala, India rejuvenates two backpackers.
A houseboat sits on the Backwaters in Kerala, India.


The Kerala Backwaters turn out to be a relaxing, alternate-universe India.
Tiger T17 saunters through Ranthambore National Park, India.

Tiger Safari

A tiger prevents me from killing an Indian taxi driver.
Customers clamor to buy tickets at the New Delhi train station.

Taj Mahal Train Trip

Chaos surrounds train ticket purchases in Delhi, India.
A woman soaks clothing in a blood-filled stream adjacent to the temple of Kali, Shiva's bloodthirsty consort.

Dakshinkali Tour

Witnessing mass animal sacrifices in Dakshinkali, Nepal.
Beautiful Lost Palms Oasis sits at the end of a 3.5-mile trail in Joshua Tree.

Cottonwood Spring to Munsen Canyon Backpack

Learning not to attack but to revere, while searching for Joshua Tree’s eight hidden palm oases.
A packraft, a boat light enough to be carried in a backpack, sits on the edge of Sanctuary River in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Sanctuary River Packraft

Packrafting the Sanctuary River in Denali National Park.
Hank rides on an all-terrain vehicle outside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Knowles Coastal Trail Cycle

Bush planes, ATVs, trains, and packrafts are often the only way to get around Alaska, the U.S. state with the fewest miles of road.
Jagged ice ridges comprise the surface of the Harding Icefield in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Harding Ice Field Day Hike

Exploring the Land of the Midnight Sun.
The Lady of the Lake pulls away from Prince Creek Beach on Washington's Lake Chelan.

Chelan Lakeshore Trail Backpack

Hiking the Chelan Lakeshore Trail before a wedding.
Visiting the Point Reyes Lighthouse requires visitors to walk down and up 302 stairs.

San Francisco and Bay Area Coast Road Trip

San Francisco day trips to Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore, Año Nuevo State Reserve, and Santa Cruz.
Kleyweg's Stads-Koffyhuis in Delft, Netherlands

Searching for the perfect coffee shop

A lifelong quest for caffeinated nirvana.
Woodie and Cleta-Jane Cochran entertain guests at the Grand Canyon Cookout Experience on the North Rim.

North Kaibab Trail (halfway to Roaring Springs) Day Hike

Visiting the Grand Canyon North Rim’s Cookout Experience and Yosemite’s Wawona Hotel Lawn Barbecue.
A 30-second exposure reveals hikers gazing at the moon near Death Valley's Telescope Peak.

Telescope Peak Backpack

Hiking at night to Death Valley’s highest point.
A thrillseeker dives off the Bridge to Nowhere in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike

Bungee jumping in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Suzy flies a kite in front of the  Korean Bell of Friendship.

Korean Bell of Friendship Kite Flying

Reenacting Mary Poppins at the Korean Bell of Friendship.
Crater Lake, in the Cascade Mountains in Southern Oregon, lies in a collapsed volcanic basin.

Seattle to Los Angeles Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

A travel guide to three Pacific Coast Highway road trips over seven years.
A sign warns trespassers at the boundary of Area 51 as security officers in a truck keep watch from a ridge.

Area 51 Viewpoint: Tikaboo Peak Day Hike

A travel guide to America’s most mysterious military base.
New Hampshire's Cornish-Windsor Bridge, the longest two-span wooden covered bridge in the world.

Walden Pond

An unnerving drive through rustic New England to a five-year college reunion.
A sign welcomes tourists to Alcatraz off the coast of San Francisco, Calif.

San Francisco

A slapstick AirTrain comedy, ice skating, and Alcatraz in San Francisco.
The Wave, a sandstone formation near the Utah-Arizona border.

The Wave Day Hike

Visiting The Wave, a sandstone formation near the Utah-Arizona border.
Construction exposes the underbelly of the Las Vegas facade and inhuman lava machines at The Mirage.

Vegas Road Trip

Why Las Vegas is a horrible place.
Rescue Diver students try to revive an unconscious diver (courtesy of Eco Dive Center)

Rescue Diver Training Dive

Becoming a certified Rescue Diver.
The Celebrity Infinity sails near Alaska's Hubbard Glacier

Alaska Northwest Passage Cruise

It’s harder than you think to leave Celebrity Cruises.
A happy couple at the Swan Club on Long Island

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Losing a tuxedo and a friend in a single weekend isn’t easy.
An abandoned chair sits on the shore of the Salton Sea

Salton Sea

The Salton Sea is an ocean in the middle of a desert, and it’s not the only sign of the world’s end there.
A barbed wire fence guards the prison on Robben Island near Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town

Learning about South African apartheid on Robben Island.
Hiking toward Coxcomb Mountains Inner Basin

Aqua Peak Backpack

Hiking in Joshua Tree can be rejuvenating if you can remember to bring matches.
Dashboard Confessional plays at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington

Pop Punk Concerts

Pop punk rock stars inspire eternal youth at their intense rock concerts.
Tens of people wait on a weekend morning to get into The Griddle Cafe in West Hollywood

Hollywood’s Griddle Cafe

Aspects of Los Angeles may be vapid, but some things make it palatable.
Kings of Leon plays on Coachella's mainstage

Coachella 2007

Things go horribly wrong at an enormous music festival.
Local residents dance in lederhosen and dirndls during Leavenworth's annual Maifest festival.


Exploring a faux-Bavarian village in Washington State.
A stunning view on the way to Lake Serene

Lake Serene Day Hike

The thought of sandwiches while hiking make happiness impossible.
A windmill in the Yakima Valley at sunset

Hells Canyon: Copper Creek Day Hike

Rural Washington is both beautiful and buggy.
My car sits, terrified, in front of a snowdrift in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Mount St. Helens: Boundary Trail Day Hike

Owning a car isn’t necessarily enough to get to Mt. St. Helens.
A jungle trek guide readies an elephant for a tourist

Bangkok Shopping

Hunting elephants in Thailand, even souvenir elephants, isn’t easy.
Speed boats on the Mekong River in Huay Xai, Laos

Mekong River Cruise

Using a machete to repair a speed boat in the Mekong River.
A motorcycle sits on the "easy," curving road up Doi Tung

Golden Triangle Motorcycle

Getting lost on a motorcycle near the Burmese border.
Stina, Hank, and Christian in front of one tier of Thee Lo Su, Thailand's largest waterfall

Mae Sot Backpack

Picking friends while backpacking is harder than it looks.
Vacationers wait in traffic near Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa.

How to play Jotto

Learn how to play the best travel game ever invented.
Omaha Beach, one of the main landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France during World War II.


Remembering the past in Normandy and Seattle.

maps and galleries only

Hikers spot a rainbow in Haleakala National Park.

Haleakalā Loop Backpack

A three-day backpack through Haleakala National Park on Maui.
Backpack start at Indian Creek

Canyonlands 8 Packraft

A seven-day hiking and packrafting trip on the Colorado and Green Rivers in Canyonlands National Park.
Sunset at La Bufadora

Baja, California Road Trip

A 1,020-mile road trip to Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, and San Felipe.
Hank, Parker on Beach Drone Still 1

Shi Shi Beach to Ozette Lake Backpack

A seemingly prehistoric coastal backpack, worlds away from civilization, with only the pounding surf and rugged coastline as a backdrop.
Costa Brava beach view

Costa Brava Road Trip

A Spanish roadtrip to coves of deep blue sea, beaches of golden sand, and medieval towns.
Hank paddling in the Nizina Glacier lake.

Wrangells Traverse: Goat Trail to Nizina Lake Backpack

A seven-day backpacking and packrafting trip across the rugged Wrangell Mountains, home of two of the highest volcanoes in the US, Mount Blackburn and Sanford.
Hank and Brian in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

McCarthy Creek Packraft

An intense creek packrafting day in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Hikers moving cross-country in Ubehebe Country

Ubehebe Country Loop Backpack

A three-day backpack through Ubehebe country in Death Valley.
Hikers in Cueva del Puente

Cueva del Puente Day Hike

A three-level chamber with stalactites, stalagmites, Taino pictographs, and numerous bats.
Hikers on Montaña Redonda

Montaña Redonda Day Hike

A lush mountain hike with 360-degree panorama views, swings, flying brooms and hammocks.
View from Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy Day Hike

An 11-mile hike to the highest point in Los Angeles with sweeping views from the Pacific Ocean to the Mojave Desert.
Packrafters paddle down the North Fork of the Flathead River

Flathead River North Fork Packraft

A five-day packraft trip on the North Fork of the Flathead River.
A view of Joshua Tree from Eagle Mountain

Eagle Peak Backpack

A hike to the top of Eagle Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park.
Hikers above Waipio Valley

Waimanu Valley Backpack

A strenuous, 9-mile switchback trail with stunning views of the Waipio Valley.
Grasslands on the Hilina Pali Trail.

Hilina Pali Trail to Halape Beach Backpack

A Hawaii Volcanoes National Park southern seacoast hike to a beach with swaying coconut trees.
Hikers on the Kalalau Trail

Kalalau Trail Backpack

A 22-mile backpack from Ke’e to Kalalau Beach on Kauai’s Napali Coast.
Hikers near the Chattooga River.

Foothills Trail Backpack

A 7-day backpack through lush foothills in North and South Carolina.
Camping in Broughton Islands

Broughton Islands Expedition Sea Kayak

An epic, 5-day kayak-camping expedition in remote Canada.
Packrafts sitting near a side-canyon confluence with the Escalante River

Escalante River: Fence to Coyote Canyon Packraft

A five-day packrafting and hiking trip on Utah’s Escalante River.
A hiker tackles a Mineral King traverse

Mineral King: Black Rock and Sawtooth Pass Backpack

A four-day hike through Sequoia National Park’s Mineral King area, over Black Rock and Sawtooth Passes.
Summit Springs Oasis

Joshua Tree Oases Backpack

A 2-day hike to all of Joshua Tree’s backcountry oases, including Fortynine Palms Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, Munsen Oasis, Summit Springs Oasis, and the Last Oasis.
A view from Sandstone Peak

Sandstone Peak Day Hike

The most beautiful day hike in the Santa Monica Mountains.
A campsite on the Maclehose Trail

Maclehose Trail Backpack

A 5-day hike through Hong Kong’s country parks.
A kayaker eats lunch on the shore of the River Guden

Ry to Kongesbro River Kayak

A two-day kayaking trip starting in Ry and ending in Kongesbro.
Mountains, trees view

Panorama Trail Day Hike

Panorama Trail Hike Details Day Hike: Alpine, Forest Yosemite National Park, Northern California 8.7 miles 986 ft gain — 4,031 ft loss 4,179 ft min — 7,280 ft max
Monica, Rich, Wendy leaving plane wreckage

Mt. Williamson Plane Crash Day Hike

A hike to the wreckage of two plane crashes, a Fairchild C119 Flying Boxcar and a Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, near Mount Williamson in the Los Angeles National Forest, starting from Islip Saddle.
Hank above Black Canyon

Dades River Day Hike

A trek through sandstorms and a deep river gorge.
Island Kasbah

Mgoun River Valley Day Hike

A stunning hike through the Mgoun River Canyon.
Hank at Snake Valley lookout

Todra Gorge Day Hike

Beautiful views of the Todra Valley.
Sahara Desert

Merzouga Sand Dunes Day Hike

A trek across the Sahara Desert.
Hikers look out from John Muir Trail onto Garnet Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness in Northern California.

Thousand Island Lake Backpack

A top-tier backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Reef bay hike 1

Reef Bay Trail Day Hike

Danish sugar plantation ruins, stone walls from cattle grazing, and ancient rock carvings left behind by the pre-Colombian Taino.
Arthur's Seat view

Arthur’s Seat Day Hike

360-degree views of both Edinburgh and the Lothians in Holyrood Park.