A Guide to the Best Hiking Trails in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Chris Goldberg Waterfalls, caves, mountain peaks, and ancient forests. This probably doesn’t sound much like Los Angeles to those who have sat in traffic on the 5 Freeway, gone sightseeing among skyscrapers in the city center,

5 Cyclists Explain Why They Love Biking In Taiwan

I lived in Taiwan for 8 years. It’s beautiful, small, oval-shaped island that is 394 km from the North to South and 144 km across. The East Coast has a wide flat plain where most of the population lives. Nearly all of the rest of the country is tall, steep, jungle-covered mountains that are filled … Read more

6 Insane Things You Can Only Do in Iceland

Photo: Iceland Tourism Iceland is a bold country for bold people. It’s for travelers who want to dive directly into nature, party until the sun comes up (even when it never goes down), and dine on some of the sea’s most freaky creatures. The Land of Fire and Ice is a place that continues to wow … Read more

The Last Ifugao Weaver of Batad

I met Rita in Batad, one of the small villages perched among the 2000-year-old rice terraces of the jagged Cordillera mountain range on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. No roads reach the mountain village. To get to Batad my friends and I hired a jeepney in Banue and rode an hour along a windy dirt … Read more

Jasper: Adventurers Only

I grew up in a small town in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, which is relatively close to Jasper, one of  Canada’s most respected adventure destinations. By close, I mean ‘Canada close’ — a six-hour drive.

Climbing Kilimanjaro Through New Eyes

Images and text by Mark Whitman Climbing Kilimanjaro is definitely an adventure, but I’ve never personally looked at it that way. Thousands flock to Tanzania every year with the sole purpose of attempting to reach what many colloquially call the Roof of Africa. Standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters), Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on … Read more