Hiking the Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim: A Complete Guide

Hiking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim is a once in a lifetime experience that easily made it into my top 3 favorite hikes of all time. The day’s last rays of light reflecting off the multicolored rocks, the steady babble of Bright Angel Creek, the curious wildlife, and the desert landscape slowly morphing …

How to Ethically Swim With Whale Sharks in Mexico

The once elusive whale sharks are now notorious on social media due to a relatively recent rise in whale shark tourism. For years I marveled at these photographs and followed their migration from Australia, to South East Asia, to Belize and finally encountered them nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Backpacking Packing List & Guide

When planning a backpacking trip, there are a few essentials to keep in mind to make the most out of your wilderness experience. The supplies you pack can make or break your adventure. This post contains tips on how to get started and plan your trip, gear suggestions and a complete backpacking packing list.

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How to Get Open Water Scuba Diving Certified On a Budget

If you like adventurous activities and you’re looking for a new hobby to take your mind off the stresses of day-to-day life, then you’ll probably LOVE scuba diving. It’s got the magic of snorkeling but with so much more freedom to explore a world usually only accessible through ocean documentaries and Pixar films like Finding Nemo. Getting …

Jungle Trekking in Thailand With an Ethical Elephant Encounter

I landed in Thailand without a plan and quickly found myself up north in the quaint town of Chiang Mai. A place where accommodation is cheap, temples are ubiquitous, and trekking with elephants is the thing everyone is talking about.