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Backpacking

Backpacking

Best backpacking around the world.

Canyonlands National Park

Colorful Canyonlands: Utah’s Red Rock Desert

Hydrate. Then wait for the sunset. This is adventure in Utah's Canyonlands.

Gates of the Arctic: Adventures in Northern Alaska

Get set for stunning views of the aurora borealis.
Hiking in Hong Kong. Flickr/Andreas

Peak Experiences: Hiking in Hong Kong

A writer joins a group of local Hong Kong hikers, taking in spectacular views and making new friends in the process.
Why I love travel in Paris

The Parisian Angel

It was time to reconsider Paris. Sometimes places, like people, deserve second chances.
Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro: The Remote Rongai Route

This climbing route promises majestic views and a buffet sampling of the African wild, as it cuts through verdant jungle, alpine desert and glaciers.
Camel safari in India: Best Travel Experience in India

Go West, Young Paco: Indian Camel Safari

The stink may not be a factor, but a horny adolescent camel can make a desert journey memorable.
Safari in Botswana

On Safari: The Wilds of Botswana

Join the safari for a dose of untamed Africa. But beware: Honking hippos may keep you from a good night’s rest.
Cinnamon Bay Campground

Cinnamon Bay Campgrounds, U.S. Virgin Islands

Even in paradise, camping is still camping. But at less than $100 a night, it’s worth the nuisances — spiders and all.
El Comino del Santiago

The Way of St. James: El Camino de Santiago

A pilgrimage on this path can last for days, weeks or months as you trek toward Santiago de Compostela.

On Safari in Maasai Mara: Through The Eyes of a Lion

This was a predator, a killer. He was a larger version of my house cat, and he was considering eating me for lunch!
Guatemala

Journey to El Petén: Guatemala’s Cradle of Civilization

Archaeology meets weight loss! The path to ancient sites takes you through knee-deep mud — but it may feel like you’re in over your head.

Wyoming Hot Spot: Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in winter means fire and ice.
Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ol Doinyo Lengai: Visiting A Volcano

Those who climb the world's “coolest” volcano are few and far between. This is adventure travel in a whole new light.
Myanmar Burma

Myanmar: Lost in Time

Learn about the people and sights of Myanmar behind today’s headlines about its repressive military regime.