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BOLIVIA | Thu, 3 Sep 2015 | By sheree | Views 
A lady from our tour company was waiting at the bus station with a sign with our names on it. Soon a car came to pick us up and take us to their office. Here we freshened up, brushed our teeth and got changed etc. we then grabbed breKfast ... Read more >
Tags: bolivia, desert, flamingoes, lagoons, landscapes, llamas, mountains, salt flats, train tracks, volcanoes
PERU | Mon, 31 Aug 2015 | By sheree | Views 
We woke at 4:10am to brush teeth, get changed, collect our things, check out and wait for our tour company bus to come pick us up between 4:30 and 5:20 . It came at 5:10 as we waited on bean bags in the common ... Read more >
Tags: andes, high altitude, inca trail, incans, machu picchu, mountains, peru, ruins, trek
MEXICO | Tue, 30 Jun 2015 | By sheree | Views 
Cactus lined mountains appeared as the sun rose and eased the lack of sleep from the overnight bus ride.
We checked in to our hostel and had to wait a little bit for our rooms to be ready coz we arrived early. Another cool budget traveller ... Read more >
Tags: hot chocolate, mexico, mezcal, mole, mountains, oaxaca, streets, tapestry, tequila, tour
SWITZERLAND | Sun, 28 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views 
Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to. My girlfriend's friend's friend (who lives in Switzerland) picked me up yesterday to show me some towns in Switzerland. And I learned he lived 2 1/2 hours away, so I was impressed that he would ... Read more >
Tags: mountains, switzerland
RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Fri, 29 May 2015 | By futuriall | Views 
... I packed my rucksack, took a bottle of spring -water, turned on a song and walked away. I left our camp, where we were living with my girlfriend, her mother and her uncle, behind. Not saying a word.
It was a narrow dusty road with no human ... Read more >
Tags: mountains, russia, tracking
CANADA | Fri, 15 May 2015 | By sheerradiance | Views 
I almost don’t want to share this story for fear that it will become so commercialized that it will lose its mystique. That would be too selfish and a complete waste of beauty. Coming from a small town I kind of took for granted the natural elements ... Read more >
Tags: adventurist, alberta, bears, camping, canada, canada, glacier mountains, mountains, outdoors, wildlife
CHILE | Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
After another very pleasant night in the tent we ate our breakfast and set off on our last morning of walking up to the grey lake and grey glacier lookout and back - this glacier forms part of the Southern Patagonian ice field. We walked about 12km. ... Read more >
Tags: hiking, lakes, mountains, wildlife
CHILE | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
An earlier start this morning. Again an early morning visit to the lake to see the sunrise over the mountains. We walked in the shadow of the Pina Grande. and up in to the French Valley. We saw cera cera falcons and a flock of parakeets.... Read more >
Tags: galcier, hiking, lakes, mountains
CHILE | Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
Today we had a leisurely start which was good as we had time to explore the area where the campsite was and indulge in the photography. Breakfast was sumptuous! We were still up early though as we wanted to see the sunrise over the towers, and would ... Read more >
Tags: hiking, lake, mountains
CHILE | Sun, 22 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey:
Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >
Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife
NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views 
"Well, this is some nice, flat, forest walking," I muse.
"Yeah, it can't last forever," Dad responded quickly, like we'd been having the same thoughts.
We knew a mountain summit was in today's section of the 3-day, 30-kilometer hike we'd started, ... Read more >
Tags: backpacking, challenges, hikes, mountains, trekking
ARGENTINA | Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
We arrived around lunchtime so once we had checked in we went for lunch, a chicken schitzel napolitana, and then walked around the town together. We saw the civic square, the cathedral and the many chocolate shops. We went to the best one ... Read more >
Tags: glacier, hiking, lake, mountains, on the road, volcano, waterfall
USA | Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By gnome-san | Views 
With a daytime high of 75, a curve of inviting silvery blue bay backed by steep green mountains, and "no worries" residents, Kailua is really close to a vision of Paradise. At least until a trip to buy groceries, where a Seattleite would blush at many ... Read more >
Tags: helpful service, mountains, perfect beaches
AUSTRALIA | Wed, 25 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
This morning we drove to the Cradle Mountain National Park. Here we did a 3 hour walk up to Marion's lookout. This was a steep and rough climb which had a chain to help clamber up the steep sections, but it really wasn't hard. We walked ... Read more >
Tags: city, food, mountains, walking
AUSTRALIA | Mon, 23 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
This morning I started my 5 day tour of Tasmania. We left Hobart at 7.15am and after introductions, the group of 14 of us, including tour leader Jacob and his girlfriend Marjorie, set out to the Mount Field National Park. Here we did a short walk ... Read more >
Tags: lakes, mountains, rivers, walks
AUSTRALIA | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
An early start this morning for the Blue Mountains Tour, departing 7am! The first stop was the featherdale wildlife park. Here I hand fed wallabies. I also saw wallabies, echidnas, dingo, cassowary, wombats, inland taipan (the world's most deadly ... Read more >
Tags: mountains, river, wildlife
NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 11 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
Drove from Twizel to Mt Cook.
Walked to the Tasman Glacier, saw the lake with floating ice bergs and the 'blue' lakes. Beautiful hot clear day. Spectacular Mt Cook. Stopped off in the village.
Stopped off at Lake Pukaki and the ... Read more >
Tags: lakes, mountains, on the road
NEW ZEALAND | Fri, 6 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
Today was a rest day in Te Anau given that the Kepler Track had been cancelled.
I went for a walk along lake Te Anau to the Marina and around the corner, admiring the freshly snow covered mountain tops.
After a coffee and some wifi ... Read more >
Tags: lakes, mountains
NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
This morning we woke up after a very cold night at Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track, to a thick layer of snow outside, around 20cm about the hut according to the DOC ranger.
After breakfast he came to do his weather report, which was for snow, ... Read more >
Tags: hiking, mountains
NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 4 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views 
9.30am - bus to the control gates to start the Kepler Track.
An hour in to the walk - rain! It was flat for the first hour to Brod Bay. Then there was a continuous climb up to Mt Luxmore and the Luxmore Hut. This leg takes 5-6 hours ... Read more >
Tags: hiking, mountains
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