Red tent at night by lake

12 Tips for Better Sleep While Backpacking

Tired of restless nights spent counting the hours until sunrise? Here are twelve trail-tested tips for sleeping better while backpacking or camping.

38 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

It’s hard to enjoy the backcountry when you’re freezing your buns off. Here are all my best tips for staying warm while backpacking, even if you get cold as easily as I do.

Ruined temple enclosure in Sudan

14 Fascinating Places to Visit in Sudan

Sudan is a well-kept secret among adventurous travelers. Here are the best places to visit and things to do in Sudan for history lovers, cultural travelers, and backpackers.

Bearikade Expedition bear canister half full of backpacking food

Bearikade Expedition Bear Canister: Long-Term Review

If you need a really big bear canister, the Bearikade Expedition should be at the top of your list. Here’s a review to help you decide if all the fancy carbon fiber is worth your money.

Women's advocacy group near Kasese

What Travelers Need to Know About Ugandan Culture

Travel in Uganda will keep you on your toes – in a good way – as you soak up the energy and try to decode the culture. Get a head start with these 14 things every visitor to Uganda needs to know.

The Messy Truth About Safety for Solo Female Travelers

This isn’t your typical solo female travel safety article. Let’s dive into the messy truth about harassment and assault so we can build a framework for rationally assessing and reacting to risk.

View of coastal mountains from Cone Peak in Big Sur

Cone Peak Hiking Guide: From Sea to Sky Near Big Sur

Hiking Cone Peak might be the most spectacular thing you can do in the Big Sur area, and that’s saying a lot. Here’s a detailed guide to four different Cone Peak hiking routes.

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