"Hiking" can be an extremely broad term. It can encompass leisurely strolls on a well-maintained path, pacing up and down rolling hills, and traversing rocky and uneven terrain with a constant uphill grade (though, perhaps that's better put into the "scrambling" category). I'll admit that I used . . .
Quick Stats: Mount Baldy Location: One hour away from Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park. Elevation: 2193 metres Round-trip time: 4-6 hours Difficulty: Moderate (due to the crux, which is about 2/3rds of the way to the peak and is avoidable) Height gain: . . .
My days in Ecuador were pretty memorable. I climbed a mountain over 5000 metres high, did my first multi-pitch rock climb (and a 5.10 at that, something new for me), went snorkelling with sea turtles and did my own mini-tour of historic Cuenca. I visited ruins and drank at microbreweries and tried . . .
I've said "no" a lot over the years. Sure, there have been plenty of "yes" moments along the way, but those tend to get all the credit for who I am already. The truth is that everything I've said no to or decided not to do has had a huge impact on where I am today — and it's probably the same for . . .
Travelling as a lifestyle can be tough. There's a big difference between a two-week vacation and a constantly on-the-move way of life. While I'm just stating the obvious (let's be honest), the truth is that there's a big gap between expectation and reality when it comes to finding that balance. . . .