We’ve rounded up some of our best hikes in the USA’s Southwestern National Parks, including five achievable day hikes, and one epic trail that offers the challenge of a lifetime…so prepare your walking boots, and get inspired!
The run-up to any walking holiday - or any break that features walking, for that matter - is an exciting tangle of anticipation and preparation. When it comes to the latter, one of the most important things to consider is footwear.
From challenging hikes through incredulous scenery to taking a walking tour around fascinating towns, the best way by far to explore Alaska is with your own two feet. A walking holiday in Alaska opens up a whole world of impressive sights and experiences, and takes you right to the heart of its impressive wilderness.
There’s something about exploring on two feet that invokes a true sense of freedom and adventure. Exposing yourself to the elements with just the rucksack on your back as you adventure along incredible scenic paths, one step after another. The views and diverse landscapes; the camaraderie when the going gets tough; and the countless rewarding moments you’ll encounter along the way.
One of the most attractive elements of walking is its simplicity - just the world and your own two feet. Almost. For such a simple pastime, it's surprising just how many things can go awry! The good news is that by being aware of the common mistakes beginners make, you can easily avoid them and have a walking holiday thats memorable for all the right reasons.
Fresh air, the great outdoors, a sense of real adventure a walking holiday is a truly wonderful thing. And with Bill Brysons tale of Appalachian Trial hitting the big screen, more of us than ever are likely to be inspired to take the plunge but its a good idea to do a bit more preparation than Bill!
Maybe it’s this time of year when we ponder kick starting our healthy (OK, make that ‘slightly healthier’) resolutions and trying to shift a few extra Christmas kilos? The time of year that makes us think of taking a walking holiday…could 2017 be the year that you get off the sun lounger and don those hiking boots?
I’ve never really understood how the phrase “take a hike” is supposed to be an insult, even when it’s delivered rather crossly. Would you rather be in the office or “take a hike”? Drive the kids to swim practice before school or “take a hike”? Be stuck in the “ten items or less” aisle behind someone with a full trolley or “take a hike”? Well, I know which one I’d rather do: (clue: it involves taking a hike).