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Category: Hiking

Master Hiking Boot Lacing: 7 Pro Techniques
Master Hiking Boot Lacing: 7 Pro Techniques

Tired of getting your stomach in knots tying different lacing techniques? You can take a deep breath–we’ve laid out how to lace boots for hiking with patterns that’ll help you step into comfort.

Hiking, How To

How to Find a Hiking Partner
How to Find a Hiking Partner

There's nothing like a hiking buddy to suffer alongside you for every sweaty mile. Find your new trail BFF with these tips.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, How To, Inspiration, Meetup, Why Explorer Chick

8 Best Instagrammable Yosemite Photo Spots
8 Best Instagrammable Yosemite Photo Spots

If you’re on your way to Yosemite and want to make sure you snap the best shots in the park, here are 8 locations you'll want to hit.

Hiking, Instagram, North America, Photography, United States, Yosemite National Park

Training Tips for Half Dome Hiking
Training Tips for Half Dome Hiking

Those who have hiked Half Dome already know the absolute magic of the entire journey. But training for half dome is essential.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inspiration, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Yosemite National Park

How To Train For Long-Distance Hikes
How To Train For Long-Distance Hikes

Backpacking, Hiking, How To

The Best Women’s Hiking Groups in the US Near You
The Best Women’s Hiking Groups in the US Near You

Fall, For women, Hiking, North America, Summer, United States

8 Best Scenic Hikes in the Midwest US
8 Best Scenic Hikes in the Midwest US

Midwest hiking involves scenic views and colorful trails, all celebrating the beautiful open spaces of the Midwest. Here are our 7 favorite hiking trails for dreamy views.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

7 Top Rated 40th Birthday Travel Ideas
7 Top Rated 40th Birthday Travel Ideas

Looking for a kickass way to bring in your fourth decade of living? Here are our best 40th birthday trip ideas for epic SHEnanigans worldwide.

By Activity, By Age, Hiking, Inspiration, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

Best 30th Birthday Trip Ideas for a Memorable Milestone
Best 30th Birthday Trip Ideas for a Memorable Milestone

Make a big entrance into your 30's with one of these 30th birthday trip ideas from epic international trips to weekend getaways.

By Activity, By Age, Hiking, Inspiration, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman
4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman

When nature calls in the great outdoors, we've got the best advice for peeing outside to help you get the job done.

Backpacking, Camping, For women, Hiking, How To

6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas
6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas

Chow down in style and make your taste buds happy with these delicious hiking lunch ideas and tips to create your own meals on the trail.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, Recipes

What To Wear Hiking In Hot Weather
What To Wear Hiking In Hot Weather

It’s getting hot in here! Check out our top picks for hot weather hiking clothing so you can have an easy-breezy adventure without overheating.

Backpacking, Camping, For women, Hiking, Review

How to Keep Hands from Swelling While Walking & Hiking
How to Keep Hands from Swelling While Walking & Hiking

Hands swelling when hiking is a super common thing. Here’s what to do next time it happens and how to prevent it.

Backpacking, Hiking

The BEST Hiking in Slovenia For Epic Views
The BEST Hiking in Slovenia For Epic Views

Explore the amazing mountains of Slovenia with this hiking guide. Here are the best hikes in Slovenia.

Hiking, International, Slovenia

3 Tips for Winter Hiking Safety
3 Tips for Winter Hiking Safety

Hiking, Survival, Winter

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling
How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling

Learn how to acclimate to high altitude on an epic hike across some high altitude peaks. Here are our tips.

Hiking, How To, Survival

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes
How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes

Learn how to keep your feet warm so that you can keep exploring the outdoors even as temperatures drop this winter. Our guides share their tips.

Camping, Hiking, How To, Survival, Winter

Where to Find the Best Hikes in Belize
Where to Find the Best Hikes in Belize

Put your best foot forward by hiking some of the most beautiful trails in Belize. That’s right, it’s Belize, baby!

Belize, Hiking, International

Our Ultimate Bucket List of the Best Hikes in Europe
Our Ultimate Bucket List of the Best Hikes in Europe

These boots were made for hikin’! Get geared up for our ultimate bucket list of the best hikes in Europe. To summit all up, they’re gorge-ous.

Europe, Hiking, International, Trip Roundups

Best Hiking Routes in Scotland for the Trailblazer
Best Hiking Routes in Scotland for the Trailblazer

There's much more to Scotland than finding the Loch Ness monster, eating haggis, or playing the bagpipes. Here are the best hiking trails in Scotland for the adventure seeker.

Hiking, International, Scotland

How to Use Trekking Poles 101
How to Use Trekking Poles 101

Ever wondered why everyone is using hiking poles? Wonder no more. Here’s how to use trekking poles and why you need them.

Gear, Hiking, How To

Best Mosquito Repellent for Camping, According To Our Guides
Best Mosquito Repellent for Camping, According To Our Guides

Want to know what bugs us? Bugs that bite! We compiled a list of the best mosquito repellents that will help you camp bite-free. These products will repel so you can relax!

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Review

Hiking in the Rain? Here’s the Gear We Use (and Recommend)
Hiking in the Rain? Here’s the Gear We Use (and Recommend)

Nothing worse than getting caught unprepared while hiking in the rain. Here are our expert tips on how to stay dry and enjoy hiking while it's raining.

By Activity, Gear, Hiking, Inspiration

Guide to Driving From Zion to Bryce Canyon National Parks
Guide to Driving From Zion to Bryce Canyon National Parks

If you’re looking for a fun and adventure-filled road trip, driving from Zion to Bryce Canyon is exactly what you need and we’ve got the tips for how.

Bryce Canyon, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Travel Tips, United States, Zion

Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises
Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises

We've put together a list of training tips and physical training moves to get you ready to take on the Grand Canyon hike of your dreams.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, National Parks, North America, Training, United States

13 Best Hikes in Forests and National Parks in Western US
13 Best Hikes in Forests and National Parks in Western US

We asked other outdoor enthusiasts what their favorite hikes are in western US and this is what made the list.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises
Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises

Don’t interrupt your fresh air and sweet views with painful knees and injuries. There are ways to reduce pain from downhill walking.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, Training

Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips
Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips

Great ideas for mother daughter trips for moms and daughters of all ages to bond over a new day trip, weekend getaway, or week-long adventure.

By Activity, For women, Hiking, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers
Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers

Alaska has trails for every type of hiker in every season whether you want a snowy winter trek or a casual lake-side stroll. These are the best hikes in Alaska.

Alaska, Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, North America, United States

Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget
Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget

The trek to Angels Landing is little more than two miles each way, but this is a high-adventure hike that you won't soon forget.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Zion

Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove
Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 camping stove is super light and super compact, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Read our Pocket Rocket Review here.

Backpacking, Camping, Gear, Hiking, Review

Guide to Hiking Essentials For Beginners
Guide to Hiking Essentials For Beginners

From choosing the right trail to safety gear, we'll go over all the hiking essentials for beginners so you can feel confident on the trail.

By Activity, Clothes, Hiking

Our Review: Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System 6L
Our Review: Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System 6L

We use the Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System on all of our backpacking trips, so we know a thing or two about it. Here's our breakdown of all its features.

Backpacking, Camping, Gear, Hiking, Review

Guide to Hiking Smoky Mountains National Park
Guide to Hiking Smoky Mountains National Park

By Activity, Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure
5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure

In this post, we're dishing out the goods on epic Grand Canyon backpacking routes and tips for what gear you'll need to bring with you.

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Trip Roundups, United States

The Best Hikes in South and Central America For Adventure-Seekers
The Best Hikes in South and Central America For Adventure-Seekers

Central America & Caribbean, Hiking, South America