Nelson Lakes and Blue Lake Hiking Guide

 Overview: Nelson Lakes National Park is fast becoming one of the most renowned hiking destinations in New Zealand. It is home to the Blue Lake – reportedly containing the clearest freshwater lake in the entire world! It is also home to one of the most impressive sections of New Zealand’s long distance Te Araroa Trail. … Read more

Best Spots To Go Hiking In The Balkans

Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. While mostly known for its glorious beaches on the Adriatic Sea and gorgeous historic coastal cities, the Balkans also happens to be a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and backpackers. Mountains, rivers, and forests are always just a short drive away. In fact, the … Read more

Hiking The Via Dinarica White Trail In Reverse & Solo

Some posts contain compensated links. Please read this disclaimer for more info. Written by Eva Smeele, passionate hiker and storyteller.  Hiking the Balkans, hiking a long-distance trail through the Balkans, hiking a brand new long-distance route through the highest mountains of the Western Balkans. Sound good to you? If that sounds good to you, the … Read more

A Few of My Hiking Must-Haves

There’s not much I love as much as getting out in nature and being active, and, although the last (*counts on fingers*) 20 months or so have been incredibly difficult, one silver lining is the fact that the pandemic did lead to many of us spending more time outdoors than ever before. From weekend kayaking … Read more

The Best Hiking Gear for Women

We’ve talked a lot about exercise and workouts over the years, but we’ve never done a post specifically on hiking — so today we’re rounding up the best hiking gear for women. Although I sometimes work out outdoors, the last time I went on a “real” hike was, uh, years ago (at Great Falls — … Read more

Hiking the Rob Roy Glacier Track

 Overview: New Zealand is all about the great outdoors! It’s a hiker’s paradise that includes turquoise rivers, swinging suspension bridges, and majestic mountain views. And just north of Wanaka, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, I enjoyed the most scenic hike of my life…all the way up, up, up to the stunning … Read more