Even if you're only out for a short day hike, it's a good idea to think of your personal safety. It just takes a little thought and planning . . .Here's a cautionary tale. The countryside in my part o...
If you're thinking of coming to New Zealand and getting out and enjoying some of our fantastic national parks there are a few thing's you might want to know about the unwritten laws of hut etiquette. ...
Hiking in Australia offers the opportunity for exploring lovely vistas and breathtaking mountain paths. Your biggest challenge will be where to start. From the tropical rainforests of Queensland, down...
You probably don't think of hiking as being a dangerous activity and indeed ninety-nine percent of the time it's anything but dangerous and provides millions of people with a great deal of pleasure an...
Every hiker should have at least a basic knowledge of first aid and three of the most valuable skills that you can learn are carrying out CPR, performing the Heimlich maneuver and dealing with fractur...
Although you might think that it should be the other way around, you'll find that most experienced hikers rely on maps to navigate their way along trails and through wilderness areas and novices who f...
Although the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation is fast replacing the gold old compass, it's still a very good idea for hikers to learn to use this simple, but very powerful, navigatio...
You can just picture it can't you - you've had a super day out hiking and you're on your way back down the trail with just three or four more miles to go when you suddenly notice you've got blisters. ...
The multi-coloured flower sanctuary in Southern Sikkim in India is a trekker Paradise. The Rhododendron Sanctuary at Barsey is something that provides the ideal trekking trail for the non-trekker. The...
After months of planning and over a year of dreaming about it, I finally got on a bus from Arequipa to go to Cusco to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. My friend Milana from Los Angeles, who I used...