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Machu Picchu Viewed from Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu is an astounding sight. Despite being one of the most photogenic human settlements of all-time, it’s a place that many yearn to see firsthand. Yesterday, Gadling posted a great video showing the view of Machu Picchu from Huayna Picchu, a nearby peak that takes a bit of a hike to get to. It […]

Increasing Inca Trail Demand Exposes Remote Lares Trail

With Inca Trail hiking permits already sold out through September 2012, active travellers are discovering the superior experience of the Lares Trail. Tucked away from mass tourism, the Lares Trail fuses legendary Andean scenery with cultural encounters in small highland communities. Less crowded than its Inca Trail counterpart, the Lares Trail offers adventurers a true […]

Trekking the High Atlas Mountains with the Ait Atta Nomads of Morocco

Rogue travellers receive the rare opportunity to trek along side a semi-nomadic family through the heart of Morocco. Twice a year the Ait Atta tribe migrates in search of pastures for their vast flock of animals. These 9-day morocco hiking tours are completely unplugged from modern technology and showcase the beauty, fulfillment, and simplicity of […]

What’s the Difference Between Hiking & Trekking?

Did I just go hiking or trekking? Semantics aside, I suppose it doesn’t matter. Either way it was fun, scenic and healthy. But since you clicked on this post, it’s likely that you actually want to know the difference. Well here it is: Origin Hike merely means walking in natural environments. If you’re doing that, […]

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Argentina

Argentina’s natural beauty is found in its grandiose waterfalls, frosted mountain peaks, and thriving Patagonian region. Patagonia adventure travel provides the kind of rugged beauty that warrants all five of the observer’s senses. The flora is diverse and abundant – coloured with subtle pastel tones of pinks, blues and greens. Wildlife such as guanacos, penguins […]