Posts Tagged ‘hike’

Norway’s Scenic Routes

Photos by: Werner Harstad One of the easiest ways to explore Norway at your own pace is on a road trip along one of Norway’s award- winning Scenic Routes, where natural wonders are amplified by art, design and architecture.  Constructed over two decades, the Norwegian Scenic Routes initiative set out…

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Conquering the Cone: Climbing Rinjani

Mountain climbing is often the holy grail of adventure sports – think of the tiny frame of Kilian Jornet sprinting up and down the jagged peak of Mt Everest. It’s that exhilarating and terrifying blend of extreme weather and extreme physical exhaustion that ironically draws so many visitors to the…

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Torres del Paine National Park in Pictures

Moving over to the South American region, we will be taking a closer look at this wondrous national park located in the Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine National Park is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that has been voted the 8th wonder of the world in 2013. The park holds…

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The Rainforests of Borneo

This giant island sits on the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia, lost in time. Famous for its ancient forests, it boasts an incredibly rich diversity of flora and fauna. It houses over 15 000 species of plants and animals whose lineages date back to thousands of years ago. Entering the…

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Zion National Park

In Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is sprawled over a large area of 593.26 square kilometres! It houses 4 distinct ecosystems- desert, riparian, woodland and coniferous forest. Because of these zones that coexist in harmony, the park features an extremely unique diversity of flora and fauna.  However, Zion’s popularity largely…

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Into The World’s Happiest Country

  Welcome to the land of happiness – the joy sure is infectious even to the passing traveller. This little nation is known for having fashioned a remarkable way to measure Gross National Happiness, an index equally, if not more prioritised on the government’s agenda than the Gross Domestic Product…

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Venturing into Volcanoes

Plumes of smoke spewing ash, red-hot lava running in a viscous flow, swirls of black volcanic rock beneath your feet. It is the epitome of a thrilling volcano adventure. Unsurprisingly, volcano tourism has been on the rise in recent years, with Hawaii an identified hotspot (pun intended) – namely its…

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