Tag Archives: active

Hiking Indonesia’s Most Active Volcano: Mount Merapi

My plan to have a nap before hiking Mount Merapi failed miserably. After getting back later than expected from a day of sightseeing, I was running late. I barely had time to grab snacks and a shower before the car pulled up outside just before 10pm.

52 Best Hikes in the World By Travel Bloggers – Part 2: Oceania, The Americas

The second half of my list of the best hikes in the world continues where the first post left off. Awesome travel bloggers, incredible hikes and bucketloads of travel inspirartion. Part 2 is all about some of the best hikes in Oceania and The Americas.

52 Best Hikes in the World By Travel Bloggers – Part 1: Africa, Asia, Europe

Hiking is one of the most fulfilling ways to travel. Breathing the fresh air, taking in spectacular scenery and exploring nature using your own two feet is a great way to experience a destination. I wanted to put together a list of the best hikes in the world but to make it work I needed some help!

Hiking the Notch Trail in Badlands National Park

Badlands NP was the first national park I visited in the United States so I was pretty excited about an opportunity to do a mini hike there. Our group had a choice of a few different routes but I went with the short Notch Trail.

Cycling the Chicago Lakefront Trail

The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a paradise for active people. Popular with cyclists and joggers, the 18-mile course runs alongside the shores of Lake Michigan and is a fantastic way to experience some of the Windy City’s highlights. I cycled it on my recent trip (twice, no less!) and here’s why it’s a must-do on any Chicago itinerary!

Miyajima: Hiking Mt. Misen On Japan’s Sacred Island

One of my favourite spots in Japan has to be the beautiful island of Miyajima. With its dense forests, ancient shrines and great hiking options, it’s a popular day trip from Hiroshima and is famous for one of the most scenic views in the whole country.

Cycling Hidden Bangkok: Khlong Toey and Bang Kra Jao

Those that have been following my updates on Facebook would know that I have become somewhat of a keen cyclist on my latest trip to Thailand. Not because I cycle at home – I don’t even own a bike – but because I like being active on my travels and think that exploring on two wheels is one of the best ways to get a feel for a place.