South East Asia is top of our list of exotic trips we are aiming for to trek and to hike. We are actually looking at Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines and, because most recently we have been made aware of one possible destination, Bandung aka the Paris of Java, in Indonesia.
Having researched it, we found out that there are many qualities that speak to us as hiker/travellers , and equally attractive to
… Hiking the Hilly Terrain of Bandung
Guest Post: Written by Agata Mleczko, founder and editor of the Null&Full travel blog focused on off-the-beaten-track destinations. She currently lives in Poland, but had lived in Italy for more than 6 years and has traveled to more than 20 countries. She recently visited New Zealand for the first time and became fascinated with this island. She enjoys reading travel books, jogging, trekking and cooking. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. In
… A City Walk in Christchurch
Hiking in China: Are You Up to Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge? Hiking in and around Tiger Leaping Gorge in China’s Yunnan Province is a feast for the eyes, a test for stamina and a photographer’s dream. A truly rewarding hike through epic countryside and mountains, almost untouched by humans.
First things first though – you’ll need to know how to get there. Well, as with most travel in China, things are not entirely
… Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge
Guest Post: Hiking in Vietnam
by David Elliott
Vietnam has some outstanding landscapes to enjoy, and first-time visitors are often stunned by the sheer beauty and diversity of the terrain here. From the historic city of Hanoi in the north to the central highlands and rice fields and on to Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon) and the Mekong Delta in the south, Vietnam is perfect for hikers.
… Vietnam for Hikers
Guest Post: Hiking in Asia Go Hiking in Vietnam
Although Vietnam’s major cities – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh – are very much on the up and up, no Vietnam holiday is complete without experiencing this country’s remarkable, iconic countryside.
Photo by Benjamin Lyons (Flickr)
Misty green hills terraced with rice paddies, oxen working the fields, tended by folk in their broad conical hats – it’s all still there, albeit ever
… Hiking in Vietnam
Guest Post: Hiking in New Zealand Meet a Seal on a Day Hiking Trail
Aside from being able to get up close and personal with a seal on a day hiking trail, Jade Johnston of OurOyster.com also says:
This walk has it all. Views of mountain ranges, picturesque pasture lands, ocean views, a forest hike, and even animal encounters. All these things, combined with the ease of getting to the trail, makes this
… Up Close And Personal With A Seal On A Day Hiking Trail
Guest Post: Hiking in New Zealand
Birds, kidnappers and hiking. Now, what do these three have in common? Let Jim McIntosh tell you all about it.
New Zealand’s Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony Walk
New Zealand hosts the world’s largest mainland based gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay. The Australasian Gannets have been nesting at this site since 1870, and now number around 6,500 pairs.
Up close to the Plateau
… Birds, Kidnappers And Hiking In New Zealand
Guest Post – Hiking in Cambodia Any Cambodian holiday offers up many chances to trek and explore this incredible country. The landscape has it all: lush jungles, vast mountain ranges and many lakes and waterfalls to discover.
Photo by Hoorob
There are many choices of places to go hiking in Cambodia, but in the humidity, many of the jungle hikes are rather more arduous than others.
For an easy hike
… Hiking in Cambodia
Guest Post: Easy Hiking Trails
Easy hiking in the Australian Outback? Ohhh, YES! Here’s Amandawho will share her hands-on knowledge of the friendly trails of Kings Canyon Rim.
Hiking probably isn’t something that comes to mind when you think about the Australian Outback. So I thought I’d better fix that. Don’t just think about big red rocks, flies and thousands of kilometres of nothing. Think about mountain ranges, gorges, waterholes and spectacular canyons.
… Kings Canyon Rim In The Australian Outback
Guest Post: Easy Hiking New Zealand
With our new series, we are asking adventure travellers to tell us what their favourite easy hiking trail is and why. And no one is more appropriate to kick it off than THE Adventure Couple themselves, Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD who identified their favourite as the Tongariro Crossing in this guest post.
The Tongariro Crossing
Located near Taupo, the North Island’s main town
… The PlanetD’s Day At The Tongariro Crossing