Pink Lake (or Green?) in the Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Pink Lake Gatineau, Canada

Photo Credit Do not be mislead by the name of this lake – though there are lakes around the world that really are pink in color, this one is actually a deep green. It takes its name not from its hue but from the Pink family, who settled the land here in 1826. Located within … Read more

The Flower Hmong People – Another Great Ecotourism Destination

Flower Hmong Woman with a Child

Another ecotourism destination – The Flower Hmong (Hmong Lenh) People , gained their name due their use of bright, colorful embroidery work (called pa ndauor paj ntaub), literally “flower cloth”. They are a subgroup of the Hmong ethnic group, themselves a division of the Miao people, who live mostly in Southern China, Vietnam and Laos. … Read more

Wachau Valley (Austria) Attractions Available from Cruise Ships

Wachau Valley view, Austria

Located in southern Austria west of Vienna, the Wachau Valley is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Nestled between the towns of Krems and Melk, you will find a beautiful 30km stretch along the banks of the river Danube. It is well known for its rolling hills, vineyards, quaint villages, impressive castle fortresses … Read more

Mitre Peak Climb in the Fjordland National Park, New Zealand

Mitre Peak is an iconic New Zealand landmark. It is an icon of the country’s tourism – the most prominent peak that can be seen from famous Milford Sound. The peak lies on the South Island, within the heart of the stunning Fjordland National Park. The Mitre Peak climb is on the bucket list of … Read more

Manana Ridge Trail (Ko’olau Mountain Range, Oahu Island, Hawaii)

Manana Ridge Trail, Oahu Island

This popular ridge hike on the Hawaiian island of Oahu will take you deep into the Ko’olau Mountain Range, close to Pearl City. The trail is 10.9km in length, and there are also opportunities to extend the hike by continuing on the Ko’olau Summit Trail. The trail is open all year round, though it is … Read more

Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Johns Hopkins Glacier, named for the University in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the most impressive glaciers in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and “must see” when visiting Alaska. It is around 12 miles (19km) long, stretching from the eastern sloped of Lituya Mountain and Mount Salisbury to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet, which … Read more

What are The Best Gifts for Hikers? Some Good Stuff Ideas

A hiker in the mountains with his backpack

If you have a friend or relative who is a keen hiker, you may be wondering what you should buy them as a gift – perhaps a gift to give as a going away present for a hiking vacation, perhaps simply for a Birthday or other special occasion. Here are five simple, useful, ethical and … Read more

Duomo Milan Rooftop (Milan Cathedral, Italy) Tours

Milan Cathedral

A walk on the rooftop of the Duomo, or Cathedral of Milan is a must for all visitors to the city. Though there is a charge for this activity, you can save money during your visit to the Italian city with the Milanocard, and the stunning views of the city make visiting this attraction well … Read more

Cascade Saddle Route in the Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

Mount Aspiring National Park

Cascade saddle is an interesting alpine route for experienced hikers. It connects the West Matukituki Valley with the Dart valley across a high pass in the Mount Aspiring National Park. Before reading on, it is important to determine whether or not you have the experience for this route. It requires a high level of skill, … Read more