Hut to Hut in the Italian Alps: Could Fette Biscottate be the only real suffering?

By: Carson Brown As a photographer it can be easy to fall into the habit of living through a lens. This trip, though, was one for us. Okay, yes I did take a few (hundred) photos but it wasn’t about  “live posting”, breaking some other site-seeing PR or checking some “extreme” peaks box. Redirecting our focus was the driving force of our Hut to Hut trip in the Italian Alps. From...

Traveling To Tanzania? Here’s EVERYTHING You Need To Know

Tanzania in Eastern Africa is hands down one of THE most magical places I have ever been.  From the real-life Lion King vibes of the Serengeti to the turquoise-watered horizons of Zanzibar, the adventures are endless!  I’ll spend time here talking first about mainland Tanzania, and will highlight Zanzibar in a subsequent post – there is just wayyyyy too much to say for it to possibly fit...

5 of the Best Winter Backpacking Trips in the United States

Hitting the trails in the wintertime brings with it a whole different level of adventure. The uncrowded mountains all to yourself, the challenge of navigating snow-covered trails and unpredictable weather, and the mug of hot chocolate at the end of a long day are all enticing enough on their own but put them together and that’s when the magic begins. While backpacking in the winter can get a...

Four of the Best Day Hikes in the World

Going on a day hike can be an exhilarating experience that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and a renewed connection with nature. From breathtaking scenery to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, you never know what you might discover out on the trail. While going on a long hike can make for an unforgettable adventure, sometimes you only have the time or energy for just one day....

Why You Should Experience Canada By Train

Canada’s a big place filled with incredible sights—from the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Quebec to the rugged majesty of the Canadian Rockies. When it comes to both cultural and natural wonders, it’s more than you can see in a lifetime. But exploring the country by train gives you a head start to see more in one vacation than you thought possible. Train travel has a unique...

5 Things To Look for in the Perfect Pack

Buying a pack is a big purchase, and there is a lot to take into consideration whether you’re aiming for day hikes, weekend overnights, or longer backcountry endeavors. Depending on what type of hiking you plan on doing you want to take capacity, fit, and style, as well as other smaller details into consideration. Ideally, this pack will last you for years of backcountry ventures, so choose...

How to Travel 18,000 Miles With Your Dog

For two years, I worked toward a lofty life dream: to outfit a van and drive from California to Patagonia. By last winter, plans were finally coming to fruition. I quit my job, my boyfriend and I set a date to move out of our house, and our van was, well, a work in progress. But one month before we planned to leave, he called it quits on the trip—and ended our three-year relationship. With no...

9 Days in the French Alps: Thru-Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

When I graduated from college in 2016, I took my brand new degree and did what seemed like the only logical thing: I abandoned all responsibility and went backpacking through Europe. Like many 20-somethings, I had no idea what I wanted to do after school, and going abroad seemed like both an amazing life experience and a great way to procrastinate becoming an “adult.” So my boyfriend, Matt,...

5 Must Hike Long-Distance Trails in Europe.

Get those backpacks packed and get ready to hit these epic long distance trails in Europe. From the foothills of the Alps to the chiseled cliffs of the Adriatic Coast, Europe is crisscrossed with options for day-hikers and backpackers. Serving  up an abundance of adventures on foot . With the profusion of trails lacing the continent, it’s hard to pick just one trek, but here are a few of...

6 Best 3-Day Backpacking Trips Around the World

Dreaming of trekking along mountaintops, summiting peaks, and meandering around rivers? Yeah, us too. However, it isn’t always possible to hit the trail for months at a time. But fortunately, there are plenty of short-and-sweet backpacking trips around the world that pack a major punch. From the high peaks of the Himalayas to the Fiordland Region of New Zealand’s South Island, here are three...