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Exploring the world by your own two feet: hiking and climbing are not for the hurried. Whether you’re on an epic trek like the Camino De Santiago or the Appalachian Trail, or an afternoon walk in the woods in an urban forest, hiking can be a walking meditation, soothing stress. Climbing, on the other hand, takes a Zen-like focus to detail. Each involves your feet, your hands, and your attention to your body. Set your own pace and enjoy the journey!

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Hiking and Climbing: The Bucket List


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Journeying into the Jungles of Tayrona in Colombia

Watching mating turkeys was never really how I envisioned my Caribbean paradises. Nonetheless, as the morning sun turned my tent all aglow, I started my first full day in Tayronait to the ruckus of a horny male gobbling after an uninterested hen. The courting had gone on much of the ...
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Scene along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. ©Melanie Radzicki McManus

Hiking the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The day is winding down as I hike through the Ice Age Trail’s Grassy Lake segment in northwestern Wisconsin. The trail dips and weaves between tiny blue lakes and damp wetland pockets, carefully guarded by thick stands of hardwood and feathery pine. Mosquitoes begin to whine around my face, trying ...
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Blue Mountain coffee in bloom.

Getting High in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains

Folks are friendly in the mountains of Jamaica, but in an unpracticed way. They will tell you how to behave and it’s always best to listen for your own sake: They’re almost always right. Then they’ll tell you a funny story. Definitely listen to that. To illustrate: We had walked from ...
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Carving at the Trees of Mystery park in Klamath, California (Photo MCArnott)

Pondering Old Growth Forests at the Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California

I am looking at the top of a tree that is so tall, I have to hug it to keep my balance. Let's do the math: It was a seedling around the time Christopher Columbus discovered America. Before the 1800s, the American Northwest was still a dangerous frontier, with uncharted coastlines that became ...
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The entrance through the Passion facade (Ann Burnett)

Awe-struck at the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona, Spain

Our first view of the Sagrada Familia is from the top of Montjuic Hill at the end of the funicular ride up from the Ave Paral.lel. My eyes sweep over the panorama below Barcelona, and then, rising above it, the unmistakeable shape of Gaudi’s masterpiece. Even from this distance, it ...
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Ridgeway Trail

Walking in the Path of our Ancestors on England’s Ridgeway

There was no sound but the rustle of the breeze and the faint hum of insects. Brightly coloured butterflies flitted between the flowers and a red kite circled overhead. A perfect English summer’s day. In Your Bucket Because... The route is peppered with ancient and prehistoric sites You will walk through ...
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