Kalbarri National Park • Window to Australian Nature

Australia: the great promise of memorable trips! There’s an amazing spot in one of the numerous natural parks of Australia. Its name is Natures Window and it’s part of the Kalbarri National Park, 568 kms heading to the north from Perth, Western Australia. Western is known as the most wild part of Australia (after the centre dominated…

Canary Islands • Hiking a Volcanic Peak in Tenerife

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, and you don’t mind your shoes turning pink, why not hike to the top of this volcanic peak, planted right on the southern coast of Tenerife? Montaña Roja is only 171 meters tall, however, I won’t lie – this hike is a workout. It’s quite steep and trickier than it looks. Be prepared…

Reykjadalur Valley, Iceland • Hike to the Hot Springs

This tip comes from our Boston based Explorer Paige Sullivan. Located 45 minutes from Reykjavik, this natural hot springs is a must! If you drive to the town of Hveragerði and hike about a mile through the Reykjadalur valley, you are rewarded with beautiful views and the bubbly, steamy, natural hot springs. Reykjadalur directly translates…

Lombok, Indonesia • Climbing Rinjani

At 3,726m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and it dominates the landscape of the relatively small island of Lombok. This is a very active volcano. There was a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further growth of the crater cone of Gunung Baru, since then renamed Gunung…

Glen Nevis, Scotland • Easy Access to Another World

Glen Nevis is the neighbouring glen to Ben Nevis, Scotland‘s highest mountain. Or translated into more easily understood language, it is the river valley that sits below the mountain. And it is so beautiful and other-worldly that it amazes even the most experienced and well-travelled walkers. To get there, you drive north from the town…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…

Aspen, Colorado – Getting Back to Nature

This Tip was provided by Northern Irish Explorer, Sinead Corr. If you’ve started feeling fenced in and stressed out by the unrelenting pace of city life then Aspen is the perfect escape. Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains this quintessential American Ski town has become famous for its popularity with the rich and famous, as…

Perito Moreno, Argentina – One of The Most Impressive Glaciers

Patagonia is a region of land in southern Argentina and Chile. This area boasts some of the most serene landscapes on the planet, as well as world-class low elevation hiking. Despite it’s attractiveness, this area remains one of the lowest population densities on the globe. When you’re here you’ve come a long way south, so…

Chile Chico, Chile – Unexpected Patagonia

If you visit Patagonia, from Ushuaia to the north, you will get to pass through the Chile-Argentina frontier. An obliged stop-over (going from El Calafate or El Chalten to Puerto Rio Tranquillo and visit the Marble Caves) is to go to Chile Chico. This village, trim and picturesque (but not touristic, as the similar Argentinian villages…

Sedona, Arizona – The Devil You Don’t Know…Yet

Many people have written about hiking Devils Bridge, and for good reason. Sedona’s largest natural sandstone arch is absolutely breathtaking! Now that I’ve done it myself though, I can say I politely disagree with many of the assessments I read before going. Everyone is right about one thing, you cannot easily drive your car down…

Rio de Janeiro – Stay in a Favela to Hike at Sunrise

Río is understandably a highlight destination for many that travel to Brazil. With such a popular destination, it’s easy to miss out on the authentic lifestyle of many Brazilians living here. But that is changing quickly. While visiting a favela in Rio is nothing new, guesthouses are starting to offer accommodation for those interested in the…