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…

Page, Arizona • Canyons by Kayak

While most people come to Page, AZ to see the Antelope Canyon, there is more to see and do around the area. One of the thing you can do is going on a kayak tour by Kayak Powell. Kayak Powell offers a wide variety of guided kayak tours including a Lone Rock Canyon Morning Tour…

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…

Boston • It’s Swing Time

When you were a kid, there was nothing better than spending a summer day outside; swinging on swings and playing games with friends. Sadly, one day we all became adults and this past time faded into a sweet memory. Thankfully, some innovative people in Bean Town decided to convert some empty space in South Boston into what…

Brazil – Off The Beaten Track in Bonito

A little known gem situated in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul on the west coast of Brazil is the small remote town of Bonito. Bonito is a great place for more down time, outdoor activities and a good place for getting off the beaten track. It is also perfect if you are wanting…

New Zealand – Kayaking at Cathedral Cove

As you sit on the sandy beach, with your hands warming up around a steaming mug of hot chocolate and the sheer beauty of the rugged nature surrounding you, you begin to forget the drag of the early wake up call at 4am that morning. This is not merely a description of some idyllic remote…

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…

South Africa – Off the Beaten Path on the Panorama Route

Most people think of a few things when they think of South Africa: safari, cage diving with sharks, and wine. You probably picture flat plains with sporadic rock structures (i.e. The Lion King). What you may not know know about South Africa is how much diversity exists in the country’s landscape. Case in point: the Panorama Route. This 285 kilometer drive is a beautiful…

Colorado – Hike up to Hanging Lake

If you find yourself in Colorado outside of ski season, you can still enjoy the mountains.  In the absence of snow, choose to climb up them rather than slide down them. You’ll find one of the most beautiful hikes up to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, Colorado (off of Interstate-70). First and foremost, GET THERE EARLY…

Naples, Italy – Unbelievable Kayaking!

Naples, a frenetic and marvelous city, full of historical monuments and unforgettable sights. There is an old proverb: “Visit Naples and Then You Die” because it’s a certainty that everybody falls in love with this city! Not everybody knows that there is an alternative way to discover Naples that isn’t so traditional…and it is to discover it…