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How to Go Backpacking in BC Without Reservations

With lots of people stressing about backpacking reservations in BC, you might feel like you have to book backcountry camping months in advance if you want to go on a trip. But that’s totally untrue – there are tons of places to go backpacking in BC without reservations. I’ve been backpacking in British Columbia for …

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Things to do in Mount Revelstoke National Park, Canada

Mount Revelstoke National Park is one of my favourite Canadian National Parks since it doesn’t get crazy crowded and it has incredible hiking. It’s also the only place in Canada’s National Parks where you can drive to the top of a towering mountain. I like it so much I’ve actually been there three times in …

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Rockwall Trail Packing List: Everything You Need to Bring

If you aren’t used to backpacking in the Canadian Rockies, it can be tough to figure out what to pack for the Rockwall Trail. It’s a high elevation route that crosses lots of windy, treeless mountain passes. But the camps are deep in shady valley bottoms. I hiked it in mid-August last year and came …

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Best Places to Stay Near Joshua Tree

.Joshua Tree, California is a pretty unique place. Located in the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, it’s famous for gorgeous scenery, hiking, camping, and an eclectic arts scene. So it should be no surprise that you can find places to stay near Joshua Tree that incorporate each of those things (and sometimes a …

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10 Under-the-Radar US National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

There are 59 National Parks in America. So far I have been to only 9 of them. And some of them are so popular that it’s hard to book a trip there. It seems like most people (including me) are only familiar with the famous and crowded national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand …

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The Best Things to Do on Bruny Island, Tasmania

There’s something special about islands. Therefore, an island off another island should be doubly special, right? I definitely think that’s the case when it comes to Bruny Island. Australia’s island state of Tasmania is known for its incredible food, drink, wilderness, and scenery. And Bruny Island off Tasmania’s southeast coast has all of those things. …

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How to Hike in Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Tasmania’s wilderness. I spent 6 days exploring it on the Overland Track on my first visit in 2019, so when I returned to Tasmania in 2020, I pretty much went right from the airport directly to Walls of Jerusalem National Park to go backpacking. Unlike …

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