Carlsbad Caverns Travel Guide

Best Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Located in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico sits an underground fantasy land of limestone chambers, stalactites and stalagmites, and long, twisting tunnels. Carlsbad Caverns is breathtaking in its beauty. I’m not a big fan of caves and caverns but I found this place to be unexpectedly amazing. It feels massive like Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, but with its astounding …

Vatnajokull Glacier Hike

Iceland Glacier Hike: Complete Guide and Best Tours

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Strap on some crampons, grab an ice pick, and set off on a very cool Icelandic adventure. If you are thinking about doing an Iceland glacier hike, we have lots of great information to share with you. Hiking on a glacier was one of our most anticipated experiences in Iceland. Exploring crevasses, walking on the crunchy ice with crampons, and …

Bernese Oberland Travel Guide

Bernese Oberland Travel Guide: Focus on the Jungfrau Region

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The Bernese Oberland, this is where mighty, snow-capped mountains tumble down into lush, green valleys. Waterfalls spill over the cliffs, cows and their musical bells wander the fields, charming villages dot the hillsides, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in central Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland is home to some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in all …

Best Hikes in Big Bend

15 Great Hikes to do in Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Hiking trails crisscross their way through the Chihuahuan Desert, along hot springs and the Rio Grande, and up and over the Chisos Mountains. Take your pick from short, easy strolls to off-the-beaten-path adventures to challenging mountain summits. Here are 15 of the best hikes to do in Big Bend National Park. This …

Emory Peak Big Bend

Hiking to Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park

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Emory Peak is the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains and Big Bend National Park. It’s a tough hike to get here but the view over the park is unbeatable. There are two different ways to do this hike. The quickest and most direct way is to hike out-and-back to Emory Peak from the Chisos Basin Visitor Center. Option #2, …

Big Bend National Park

Hiking the South Rim Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The South Rim Trail is one of the best ways to experience Big Bend National Park. Starting in the Chisos Basin, you will steadily climb up to the South Rim, where jaw-dropping views of the Chihuahuan Desert await. Add on the short but steep climb up Emory Peak for an even more epic experience. Here’s what you need to know …

Ernst Tinaja Hike

How to Hike the Ernst Tinaja Trail in Big Bend National Park

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The Ernst Tinaja Trail is one of the most unique hikes to do in Big Bend National Park. This is a short, easy trail through a slot canyon, featuring a series of waterholes located within colorful layers of limestone rock. Those looking for a little more adventure can continue the hike past the water-filled pools and rock scramble their way …

Best Hikes in the Bernese Oberland

15 Great Hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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The Bernese Oberland is a hiker’s paradise. Alpine trails crisscross their way through the towns, valleys, and the mountain peaks of this gorgeous place. Take your pick from short, easy, family-friendly trails to cliff walks to thrilling trails. Here are 15 of the best hikes to do in the Bernese Oberland. All of the hikes on this list are located …

One Day in Landmannalaugar

One Day in Landmannalaugar (with Háifoss and Sigödugljúfur)

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Landmannalaugar is a wonderland of rainbow-colored mountains, lava fields, and hot springs. Hiking trails crisscross these colorful hills, making this part of Iceland one of the most unique places to go hiking. With one day in Landmannalaugar, you can hike one or two trails, soak in the hot springs, photograph the stunning landscapes, and add on a quick visit to …

Lofoten Islands Itinerary

Lofoten Islands Itinerary: Complete Guide for First Time Visitors

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The Lofoten Islands are one of the most stunning areas of Norway. This is where majestic mountains meet brilliantly white sandy beaches, fishing villages dot the coastlines, and hiking trails criss-cross their way through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe. If you are planning your Lofoten Islands itinerary, we have a lot of great ideas for you. Where …

Reinebringen View

Norway Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to do in Norway

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Norway is the land of fjords, quaint fishing villages, Vikings, trolls, the northern lights, the midnight sun, scenic drives, and some of the best hikes in the world. If you are planning a visit to this amazing country, here are 20 of the best things to do in Norway. Best Things to do in Norway In no particular order, here …

Matterhorn and Five Lakes Trail

The Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) in Zermatt…Is it Worth It?

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While researching the best hikes in Zermatt, the Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) kept popping up at the top of the list. Amazing Matterhorn views, five gorgeous lakes, a mostly downhill walk…it sounded perfect! So, we added it to our to-do list. During our visit to Zermatt, the cable car to Rothorn was closed for maintenance. As we stood at the …

Zermatt and the Matterhorn

12 Amazing Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt is an idyllic mountain village tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The mighty Matterhorn dominates the skyline, creating one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. Explore the hiking trails, journey up higher into the mountains by cable car and train, stroll the scenic streets of Zermatt, and go skiing all year long. Here are the best things …

Grand Prismatic Spring Yellowstone

Grand Prismatic Spring and the Fairy Falls Hike, Yellowstone National Park

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The Grand Prismatic Spring is Yellowstone’s most colorful hot spring. Fairy Falls is one of Yellowstone’s tallest waterfalls. If you want to see both, it’s easy to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with the Grand Prismatic Spring overlook. In this article, learn how to visit the Grand Prismatic Spring and how to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with …

Sunset Falls Iceland

Skógafoss and the Amazing Waterfall Way Hike

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The Skógafoss Waterfall hike (also called the Skógá Trail or Waterfall Way) is one of Iceland’s most underrated experiences. This trail starts at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall and follows the Skógá River upstream for 8 km (5 miles). As you hike through this lush, green landscape, you get to see 25 more waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and glacier-capped volcanoes just off …

Acadia National Park Guide

Acadia National Park: Complete Guide for First-Time Visitors

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Acadia National Park is packed with scenic drives, short but thrilling hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Explore the park by day, go shopping or dine at the restaurants in Bar Harbor at night. Add in boat cruises and lobster feasts and you have all of the ingredients for a wonderful vacation. In this article, learn about the best things to …

Goat on the Northface Trail

Walking the Northface Trail in Mürren, Switzerland

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The Northface Trail in Mürren has a little bit of everything…stunning mountain views, small hamlets and chalets tucked away amidst the mountains, flower-filled alpine meadows, and pastures filled with cows and their musical bells. This is an easy walking trail that is done as a loop from Mürren. Along the way, you are treated to spectacular views of Mönch, Eiger, …

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Top 10 Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Waterton Lakes National Park sits just across the border from Glacier National Park in the United States. With beautiful lakes, jagged mountains, thrilling hiking trails, and a small town to explore, this is a smaller, laid-back version of Glacier National Park. Hiking and biking are popular things to do here, as well as some experiences you wouldn’t expect to have …

Hike Precipice Trail

Hiking the Precipice Trail, Acadia’s Most Thrilling Hike

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The Precipice Trail is Acadia National Park’s most thrilling hike. This short, tough hike features a steep climb, numerous climbs up metal rungs and ladders, and short walks along narrow ledges. To do this hike, you need a good head for heights, since there is a lot of exposure on this trail. As you dangle from the cliffs, you are …