Vía de la Plata Camino Filled with Roman Ruins

Vía de la Plata Camino Filled with Roman Ruins

Spain's Vía de la Plata Camino is peaceful, and filled with spectacular Roman ruins. The gravel path unspools before me in an endless ribbon, cutting through a sea of rustling, golden grass. I pause a moment, close my eyes and breathe in deeply. It's so quiet and...

How to Hike Through Big Cypress Swamp

How to Hike Through Big Cypress Swamp

A foot of snow and sub-zero temperatures await me back home, I remind myself, as the day's uncomfortable heat and humidity quickly dampen my shirt and cause droplets of sweat to pool on my forehead and rhythmically drip from my elbows. It’s a slog through the swamp’s...

The Secrets to Biking on Mackinac Island

The Secrets to Biking on Mackinac Island

Biking is all the rage on Mackinac Island, where cars are forbidden. That no-car rule has an interesting history, but it's in the story, so I won't spoil it. For those of you who haven't heard of Mackinac Island, it's an island belonging to the state of Michigan. It...

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