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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


Canyons Chairlift (Canyons Resort)

Climbing Through Golden Aspens in Park City, Utah

As a New Englander, I’m spoiled for foliage. I have always smugly believed in the superiority of our country roads lined in red maples. Then I saw mile after mile of Utah mountainsides painted in bright yellow aspens; it broadened my view. And it gave me an entirely new perspective on ...
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'Roman Legionaries', Housesteads Fort

Following the Roman Legions Along Hadrian’s Wall

As I left the car park at the side of Cawfields Quarry, I was glad of the breeze, for the day promised to be hot. I followed the footpath along the pond’s edge, past the tall quarry face and gently uphill to the walls of Milecastle 42. The section of ...
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View of Machu Picchu from Mountain Machu Picchu (©photocoen)

Climbing the Machu Picchu Mountain in Peru

As Peru was going to be the next country on my itinerary in South America, I read the Buckettripper account of my colleague Grace Lichtenstein about climbing the Huayna Picchu, one of the mountains at the famous Machu Picchu ruins, with specific interest. As a result, I immediately put the activity ...
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Just follow the tracks.

Hiking the Quiet Backdoor Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru

From the bridge I could see them for the first time: the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. This was the site that had been on my one-day-must-see list since childhood and finally I was going there. I was so excited! High up on the mountain, some 600 meters above us, ...
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Lighthouse at Pot du Phare (Photo credit: Roberta Sotonoff ©2012)

Birding the Quebec Maritimes’ Islands near Rivière-du-Loup

The Quebec Maritimes are a haven for people like me who are into nature. This northern part of Quebec along the St. Lawrence River provides both a serene escape from the city and incredible scenery. Jagged rock formations erupt from the water. Birds soar above and their chattering fill the ...
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Red rock hiking Utah

Spa Life Rocks at Red Mountain Resort, Utah

Sipping a Prickly Pear Champagne Cocktail on the patio as the setting sun changes the colors of the surrounding mountains, I wonder why I ever declared myself “NOT a spa person.” Oh yeah…it was the thought of self-consciously traipsing through luxurious surroundings in a resort-issued robe and slippers to be purged ...
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