When the welcome committee is all men, all the time, cycling solo as a woman in conservative and friendly Sudan gets … complex.
Planning a Colorado Trail thru hike? These answers to 35 essential questions will help you plan for the CT and give you a sense of the experience.
I was on The Pursuit Zone Podcast! We talked about travel in Africa, bicycle touring, and long-distance racing. Here’s where to find the episode.
Hiking the John Muir Trail is a once in a lifetime experience. Learn from my mistakes with these JMT hiking tips I wish I had known beforehand.
Broken Top Loop is a dramatic and varied 22 mile backpacking route through Three Sisters Wilderness, west of Bend. Here’s a guide to logistics, campsites, and what to expect.
Route and logistics guide to Devil’s Dome Loop, a dramatic 40ish mile backpacking route in the North Cascades. The views are heavenly, but the devil is in the 5000+ foot climb…
Joshua Tree National Park for active outdoor adventure lovers: hiking, biking, camping, and climbing highlights.
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.
If you’ve already hiked to Cone Peak in the Ventana Wilderness and want something bigger, this burly multi-day trek along North Coast Ridge might be just the thing.
Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya is, despite the intimidating name, a beautiful place to hike, camp, and even bicycle amongst the wildlife. Here’s what you need to know before visiting.
If you’re visiting Egypt and enjoy exploring at your own pace, visiting Luxor’s west bank by bicycle should be on your list. Here’s how to do it.
The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail is the longest official bike route in New Zealand. Here’s a guide to this scenic cycling route, especially for independent travelers who like to camp.
To help you plan your JMT hike, here’s the 18 day John Muir Trail itinerary I used to hike from the Lyell Canyon alternate start.
The 170 mile Tahoe Rim Trail makes a fantastic lightweight backpacking route. Here’s a 7 day TRT itinerary, plus gear and logistics notes, from my TRT thru-hike.
Here’s 614 miles of lightly trafficked, wide-open eastern and central Oregon bicycle route. The only catch: it’s half pavement and half dirt. This mixed terrain adventure has a bit of everything.
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.
Thinking about taking on the notorious Cactus to Clouds hiking route? Here’s what you must know before attempting this epic and potentially dangerous day hike from Palm Springs.
Hiking Cone Peak might be the most spectacular thing you can do in the Big Sur area. Here’s a trail guide to the four different Cone Peak hiking routes.
Mineral King Loop refers to several amazing and lesser-known backpacking routes in Sequoia National Park. Here’s a trail guide to four possible Mineral King hikes.
In February 2020 I cycled from Luxor to Abu Simbel in Egypt, and then on to Sudan. Here’s an overview of my route and some tips for other bicycle travelers wanting to cycle in Egypt.
The peaceful temples at Koh Ker are a lovely change of pace from the mass tourism of Cambodia’s larger sites. Here’s how to visit them.
We all want to travel responsibly, ethically, and sustainably, but it’s complicated! Here are some honest thoughts on mindful travel.