Tag Archives: hiking

How to Hike Kawah Ijen Volcano to See The Incredible Blue Flames

With two Java volcano hikes already in the bag, it was time for possibly the most impressive of them all. Visiting the Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater) to see the volcano’s mesmerising blue flames was a massive highlight of my Indonesia trip.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Mount Bromo is one of Java’s most famous attractions and one of over 40 active volcanos on the island. Its setting among the stunning landscapes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park makes it a popular tourist destination. Visiting Mount Bromo should be high on any East Java itinerary and I’ve put together this guide to help make your trip as smooth as possible.

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.

Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park – PR7/Trilho de São Bento

While I only spent around 24 hours in the area, hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park was one of the highlights of my trip to Portugal.

My second hike in Peneda-Gerês National Park started and finished in a small village of São Bento. The trail led me up to a lookout point high above the valley and offered some amazing views.  It  didn’t go as smoothly as the as the PR3 hike I did the previous day yet it was still an awesome experience.

Hiking the PR3 Trail in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Portugal

Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park was high on my list of things to do in Portugal. Even though I only had less than two days to explore the park, I discovered an area of stunning natural beauty and managed to fit in a couple of hikes as well as explore a pretty town of Gerês.

15 Reasons You Should Visit South Korea

South Korea may be overlooked by many visitors to Asia, but there are so many reasons why you shouldn't make the same mistake. Here are 15 reasons to visit South Korea!

South Korea may be overlooked by many visitors to Asia, but there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t make the same mistake. While it’s hardly undiscovered, its mix of stunning landscapes, rich history and fascinating culture deserves a lot more attention than it gets.

Seoraksan National Park: Hiking to Daecheongbong Peak

A hike in Seoraksan National Park was one of the few that I definitely wanted to do on my visit to Korea. Its stunning rock formations and abundance of flora and fauna earned it a status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The park’s main peak, Daecheongbong (1708m) also happens to be the third highest in Korea. Which, of course meant that I had to climb it!

A hike in Seoraksan National Park was one of the few that I definitely wanted to do on my visit to Korea. Its stunning rock formations and abundance of flora and fauna earned it a status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.