7 Reasons Wollongong Is The Ultimate Destination For Adrenaline Junkies


Guest Post By Dawn Koch  Located just 52 miles south of Sydney, Wollongong or “The Gong” as it’s affectionately referred to by residents, tends to be overshadowed by its larger, hipper neighbor. But this city’s laid back coastal lifestyle and […]

Urban Adventures: Summiting Piestewa Peak In Phoenix, Arizona [Photo Essay]

Piestewa Peak

One great thing about Phoenix, Arizona, is that while it has the amenities of a city (great restaurants and bars, shopping, accessibility), it’s also full of outdoor adventures. On a Monday morning I decided to take one on: Squaw Peak. […]

Hiking & Mule Riding My Way Through Arizona’s Grand Canyon [Photo Essay]

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When I was 16, my parents took a trip to Arizona‘s Grand Canyon. As I couldn’t skip high school classes, I had to stay behind and stare enviously at stunning red rock and colorful sunset Grand Canyon photos from from […]

Strolling Through 5,000 Shinto Gates At Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Kyoto, Japan, is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine) — not to mention the #1 Kyoto Attraction on TripAdvisor. You can reach the site — open daily from 7am to […]

Unedited Super Shots Of The Inca Trail, Peru

During my three-month backpacking trip through South America, hiking the Inca Trail was a top experience on my bucket list. The only reason I questioned whether I would do it or not is you need to book six months in […]

Beyond Grand Cayman: Discovering Cayman Brac In The Caribbean

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While most travelers to the Cayman Islands head straight for Grand Cayman and don’t leave, the sister islands are worth exploring. Brac Cayman is home to about 2,000 residents, allowing for a more intimate experience. Additionally, the island offers an […]

The Truth About Hiking Guatemala’s Pacaya Volcano


Pacaya Volcano is a top attraction in Antigua, Guatemala, with many tourists hiking it. Here’s the truth about my experience, and what I suggest instead.

Hiking Indian’s Nose In Guatemala: The World’s Most Surreal Sunrise Experience

indian's nose sunrise

“Beep. Beep. Beep.” Is it 3:30am already? While I had willed myself to resist the temptation of San Pedro’s nightlife, the girls in the room next to me clearly hadn’t, as their shriek-like giggling and all-night techno party made it […]

Bus-Free Through India: Ascending Tall Peaks And The World’s Highest Organic Tea Garden

Hiking in India, especially Kerala, is a great way to experience the diverse landscapes, rich ecosystems and local culture.

Bus-Free Through India: High-Altitude Hiking Through Kerala’s Silent Valley


You know when you’re at an arcade playing those virtual reality racing games, and you push the pedal down as hard as you can, turning the wheel manically to swerve around other vehicles and reach the finish line first? That’s […]