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Visiting The Desert View Overlook, Spring Mountains NRA (Las Vegas, NV)

On your way to, or in my case, from the Bristlecone Trail, you’ll have the opportunity to check out one of the most popular stops in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area – the Desert View Overlook. Part nature hike, part scenic walk, part history lesson, the Desert View Overlook has something for everybody. Getting […]

Hiking The Bristlecone Trail Loop, Spring Mountains NRA (Las Vegas, NV)

What if I told you that some of the oldest trees in the world can be found in a lush pine forest on a mountain top only 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip? Well, believe it or not – it’s true. And to see it, one of the best places to start is the […]

Hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse Trail From Lake Louise, Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The day in Banff National Park thus far had been amazing. The weather was great for hiking Johnston Canyon and Moraine Lake. I was hoping the weather would hold for another hike in Lake Louise as well. My goal for the afternoon was hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse trail, another extremely popular hike in Banff […]

Hiking Johnston Canyon (And The “Secret Cave Trail”), Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

After an early morning start in Canmore, followed by a self-guided walking tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), I still had time to get in a mid-morning hike. And not just any hike — I’d be hiking Johnston Canyon, the most popular hike in all of the Canadian Rockies. Getting There: The […]

Travel Experience: Hiking The Arenal Volcano 1968 Trails (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

Earlier in the day, we did the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and then hiked the La Fortuna Waterfall trail. After a brief stop back in La Fortuna Town for an excellent lunch of tacos, ceviche and cerveza at La Parada (on the south side of Fortuna Park), it was once again time to consult the […]

Travel Experience: Hiking La Fortuna Waterfall (Alajuela, Costa Rica)

Having completed the early morning circuit at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, it was time to move onto the next stop on our trusty map of the Arenal area, the town of La Fortuna.  La Fortuna Town: 19 kilometers and 15 minutes later, we crossed the border from Guanacaste province into Alajuela Province and arrived into the […]

Travel Experience: Hiking Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)

After checking in to the amazing Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, it was time to start exploring Costa Rica! One of this closest National Parks to explore was Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park – an active volcano (it last erupted in 1998) said to have some great little hikes. We were interested in the popular […]

Travel Experience: Ranthambore National Park, India [Part II: Hiking the Ranthambore Fort]

This is post is Part II of the Ranthambore Trip Experience. Part I addresses the Safari experience and can be found here.  Hiking the Ranthambore Fort:  After the Safari and our up close and personal with Sundari, we were returned to the resort for lunch. A group asked if I’d like to join them in […]