Warrior Expeditions Helps Vets

Warrior Expeditions Helps Vets

Warrior Expeditions, originally named Warrior Hike, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. This group was created by a combat veteran named Sean Gobin, who hiked the Appalachian Trail after separating...

Vía de la Plata Camino Filled with Roman Ruins

Vía de la Plata Camino Filled with Roman Ruins

I've hiked Spain's Vía de la Plata Camino, which is filled with spectacular Roman ruins, several times. Here is one of several articles I wrote about my experiences. The gravel path unspools before me in an endless ribbon, cutting through a sea of rustling, golden...

Extreme Sports Birthed in New Zealand

Extreme Sports Birthed in New Zealand

Ever wonder why New Zealand is home to extreme sports? Some say it's due to the country's Accident Compensation Corporation, or ACC. The ACC pays the medical bills of those injured in accidents on Kiwi soil. In the article above, I explain all about the ACC. But here,...

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 I work my way through Big Cypress Swamp. 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...

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. So, for those of you who haven't heard of Mackinac Island, it's an island belonging to the state of Michigan....

Hiking China’s Popular Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking China’s Popular Tiger Leaping Gorge

The 13-mile (21-km) Tiger Leaping Gorge trail in China's Yunnan Province is one of the country's most popular hikes. Interestingly, it's especially favored by foreigners. I learned about this trail when I was preparing to attend a work conference in China and was...

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