Posts By Kayla Kurin

It’s nearly 5 p.m. by the time I arrive at the access point. I’m so concerned I won’t get to my site before dark, I forget to ask all of my questions when I check in at the park office. Where’s a good place to go swimming near my site?  Are there any boil water advisories?  Have any bears been…

As I pass by on the gravelly path, sulfuric steam wafts off the top of Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano.  This particular volcano, which is most famously known as the stand-in for Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is just saying a friendly hello.  But another active volcano on the trail has closed down some of the…

campfire

There’s nothing better than sitting around a dancing campfire, telling stories with friends and hearing the sizzle of freshly grilled food. Yet, it’s easy to leave a camping trip feeling tired and bloated after several days of eating hot dogs and s’mores. So, we’ve compiled a list of healthy camping recipes that are just as delicious as your campfire classics…

machu piccu

The Inca Trail might be the first thing people think of when planning a hiking trip in Peru. Yet, for those looking to avoid the crowds, explore more of the area, or simply want a shorter trek, there are plenty of day hikes with spectacular views, Incan ruins and llama hoof prints to satisfy the adventurous traveler. Sacsayhuaman and Cusco…

woman on a canoe

“Hello!” I call, my voice echoing across the still lake. I wave to the canoe a few hundred meters ahead and dig my paddle into the water, hoping to catch them. It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve been on a canoe trip, and this is my first solo adventure. How hard could reading the map be? I thought to…

street food

Forget gourmet dining and expensive white tablecloth dinners. In Georgetown, Penang, an island on the Northwestern coast of Malaysia, street food reigns supreme.  For many of us, street food conjures ideas of deep-fried, cheap, greasy food, better suited for a snack on the way home from the bar than health food.  Yet, in Georgetown, street food is a culinary experience. …

galapagos islands

Floating on the surface of the Pacific Ocean, I watch a sea turtle flap its fins, speeding through the sea despite its dinosaur-like appearance. I roll on my back to see blue-footed boobies diving in and out of the water looking for sardines to improve their mating prowess (the more small fishes they eat, the bluer, and more attractive, their…

Banos, Ecuador

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of getting outdoors and spending time in nature. While we, for the most part, have been barred from restaurants, museums and galleries, the great outdoors has skyrocketed in popularity, providing a much-needed break from work-from-home life. Spending time outdoors and getting out of the city boosts both our mental and physical…

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