Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. Hiking and walking are the preferred terms, in Canada and the United States. In the United Kingdom, the word “walking” is used to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. Rambling is an old-fashioned term, and hillwalking, and fell walking are more obscure. The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia. In New Zealand, a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. Hiking is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits. And long soul-searching journeys on foot are often called a pilgrimage. And if you bring a backpack, you’re called a backpacker.

Rim Trail, Grand Canyon Village, United States

How my teacher helped me live my life

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Napali Coast by boat

48 hours in Kauai

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A gondola in the canals of Venice, Italy.

Explore Venice the City of Water

The Digital Nomad Part 2 I’m Jacob Laukaitis, a 21–year-old digital nomad who’s already been to more than 35 countries in the last almost 3

Tom Allen and Leon McCarron walk heroically again through the mountains of Iran

Karun River, Iran. From Source to Sea.

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Schmidt Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Mojave Desert

Reflections on a Self-Propelled Summer

With winter weather the current reality it is a natural time to reflect on the past summer and it’s warmth. My past summer was spent walking across the US on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2660-mile footpath from Mexico to Canada.

First (known) man to walk down the Amazon

Congratulations to Ed Stafford who just finished his epic 2-year walk down the Amazon River. Which Sir Ranulph Fiennes says is “in the top league of expeditions past and present.”

2008 Traveler of the year

This guy makes me super jealous. I mean I can actually feel my skin burn, and get a little angry that he got so “lucky” to attract the media’s attention and go super nova. But then again I could call this same feeling inspiration.

Scotts adventure in Bali 09

Scott’s Adventure in Bali

Scott renews his spirit of adventure in Bali, Indonesia, an island full of spirit, art and crafts.

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

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Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Hobo Traveler: Rio Gallegos

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