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Italy’s Cinque Terre Could Fine You Over $2,000 for Wearing Flip-Flops

Hotel Porto Roca, Cinque Terre Built into the cliffs on a stunning stretch of the Ligurian coast in northwest Italy, Cinque Terre serves up seaside hikes that are as breathtaking as their views. The region is best explored by foot, but as we stated in a recent piece, dressing appropriately — particularly with comfortable, sturdy…

7 Tips for Taking the Beautiful Hike From Fira to Oia

Grounds at Aeolos Studios & Suites, Santorini/Oyster Neither photographs nor words can accurately portray just how beautiful Santorini is. And no trip to the Greek island is complete without making the cliffside trek from Fira to Oia. The whitewashed vertical villages clinging to jagged volcanic cliffs that plunge down to the sparkling Aegean Sea are…

Best Gear for Day Hikes

Patagonia view at the Llao Llao Hotel and Resort, Golf-Spa/Oyster From the Grand Canyon‘s South Rim and Acadia National Park in Maine, to Mount Esja in Iceland and Torres del Paine’s Mirador Ferrier, some of the most beautiful hikes can be done in a day. While planning and packing for a day hike is less…

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that’s easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails throughout the U.S. for a family outing. Taking into account scenery, walkability, and accessibility from major cities, we’ve rounded up the nine best family-friendly hikes in America.

A 15,000-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened in Canada

Botany Bay in British Columbia. Tom Collins/Flickr. It’s been 25 years in the making, but Canada’s massive cross-country hiking trail, dubbed the Great Trail, has finally opened. Spanning nearly 15,000 miles, the trail isn’t actually one path, but 400 different trails maintained by different communities across the country. And, in fact, it’s not even just…

The 4 Best Hiking Backpacks

David Fulmer/Flickr Whether you’re a weekend trail warrior or are hitting the Appalachian Trail for a through hike, there’s no shortage of different hiking backpacks out there. The options can be overwhelming! We’ve rounded up a short list of our favorites, based on value, capacity, durability, and weight. Ready to hit the trail? Here’s a…

Life-Changing Underwear You’ll Take on Every Trip

Africa Studio/Shutterstock Allow me to describe the holy grail of underwear: comfy, soft, dry, clean, snug, invisible under clothes, and never rides up. It’s not an impossible list, so why do so many underpants fail at their job? They creep up uncomfortably, look lumpy under clothes, or become a swamp when the temperature hits anything…

8 of the Best Women’s Walking Shoes for Travel

Jason Parrish/Flickr Sorry to be gross, but nothing spoils a perfectly good vacation day like a great big blister on your foot — the burning, bulging culmination of bad walking shoes rubbing your skin with every exploratory step. And the wrath of wrong footwear can go beyond a pesky blister: A bruised toenail, aching arch,…

9 Things That Can Kill You in Australia (and Why You Should Visit Anyway)

Here’s a thing moms like to tell their adventurous children who decide to visit Australia: “You know, there’s more there that can kill you than anywhere else on earth.” And while that’s not exactly true, there are certainly enough dangerous things in Australia to scare off even the most stalwart adventurer. In fact, doing these…

11 Awesome Day Hikes in the Caribbean

Many Caribbean visitors could be perfectly content spending their entire trip guzzling pineapple rum cocktails and gazing at that unbroken turquoise ocean line for hours on end — and that’s fine. But the slightly more adventurous among us look for much more from a Caribbean getaway than just lying horizontally on a beach chair. Good…