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NZ: Backpacking the Milford Track

The Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks and is located in Fiordland National Park on New Zealand’s South Island. It is a very popular one-way, 33-mile/ 53.5km, 3,000 m/ 10,000 ft. cumulative ascent and decent, 4-day, hut-to-hut trek from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound. The Milford Track takes you through beech forest, valleys, alpine tussocks, ...
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NZ: The Mueller Hut Route in Mt. Cook National Park

Hands down, this was our favorite trek in New Zealand. The panoramic views are epic; glaciers, lakes, snow covered mountains and ice cliffs. We hiked the route in less than 6-hours and only recommend it to those in good physical condition, who are prepared and wearing appropriate shoes and clothing. Summary The Mueller Hut Route is in the Southern Alps ...
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NZ: Backpacking The Kepler Track in 2 Days

The Kepler Track was my favorite of the two Great Walks we hiked in New Zealand. The other, the very popular Milford Track, had similar scenery, but none of the breathtaking ridgeline views that make the Kepler Track unique. The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. It is an easy trek to plan because it is ...
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Costa Rica: 145 Miles Cross Country Adventure – Hike, Bike & Raft

Trip Report Costa Rica: 145 Miles all my Human Power with Coast-to-Coast Adventures I wanted an adventure and to see Costa Rica outside of the resorts. So I found one with Coast-to-Coast Adventures. In 12-days, we went coast-to-coast, traversing Costa Rica, 234 kilometers (145 miles), from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coasts, all by hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and kayaking. The ...
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Rome, Italy: Gladiators Ready!

Trip Report Rome, Italy If you’re only going to Rome one time, do it right! Book a VIP tour with ‘Walks of Italy.’ My favorite is their VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. Bi-pass long tourist lines and see restricted areas in this small group tour. Walk through the same entry, into the arena, as the Roman ...
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