Archive for the ‘Backpacking & Trekking’ Category

Patagonia Without Plans: Letting Curiosity Lead the Way

Patagonia Without Plans: Letting Curiosity Lead the Way
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent Sprained ankles, volcanoes, and canceled flights…can you imagine anything else going wrong on a single trip? When LG correspondent Taylor Dolven set out from her base in Buenos Aires for a weekend trip to Patagonia a couple of weeks ago, she had little idea what...
June 24th, 2011 | Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking | Read More

The Gear Guide: 5 Easy Ways to Beat the Hunger Games

By Jessica Goldstein Adventure Editor If you have been keeping up with our handy-dandy gear guide, you are almost ready to venture into the great outdoors. You’ve got the perfect pack and have settled on an ideal destination. You’ve practiced pitching your tent in the safety of your own backyard....
March 25th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Eco-Travel | Read More

Best Backpacking Clothes and Gear for Women: Spring 2011

Best Backpacking Clothes and Gear for Women: Spring 2011
When you head out on a backpacking trip, carrying the right gear is crucial. Most travelers know that. And unless you’re backpacking somewhere really hot (we’re talking sub equator here) it’s vital to account for spring’s chilly, wet weather when you pack. Take a place like Ireland....
March 10th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Shopping & Style | Read More

A Hikers Heaven: Cape Town

A Hikers Heaven: Cape Town
By: Laura Malandra, LG South African Correspondent                                                                   Hiking is an experience not to miss out on while in South Africa. The Cape Town skyline (from left to right) showcases Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain...
February 22nd, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, South Africa, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The Gear Guide: 4 Simple Steps to Setting Up Camp

The Gear Guide: 4 Simple Steps to Setting Up Camp
By Jessica Goldstein Adventure Editor The quest for the perfect campsite: it isn’t just about romantic views or the moment when your legs feel like Jell-o from hiking so far that you just collapse on the spot. Your choice of campsite is crucial to the quality of your great adventuring–you don’t...
February 18th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

The Gear Guide: 7 Steps to the Perfect Pack

The Gear Guide: 7 Steps to the Perfect Pack
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor You think it would be simple. It’s just a backpack, right? You used to carry your books in one every day. No big deal. Then you pull up to your local outdoor gear store and are suddenly overwhelmed by all the options. It occurs to you that you don’t even know...
January 21st, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent Sun, jeeps, questionable tour guides: Here’s what to expect when you’re trekking through Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. Check out last week’s Part 1 for a guide to booking your tour. Spectacular whiteness Sunglasses required. At the salt flats, everything...
January 17th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent It’s about three days sans shower or heat, with possibly drunk drivers jeep-ing you across incredibly harsh and desolate desert terrain. And the seatbelts probably don’t even work. Excited yet? Thanks to its promise of adventure, otherworldly terrain, and dirt...
January 10th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Holiday Wish List: 7 Best Travel Backpacking Gear Gifts

Holiday Wish List: 7 Best Travel Backpacking Gear Gifts
By Patty Hodapp Deputy Editor Take good notes ladies because it’s December and Santa’s sleigh has your name on its destination ticket 20 days from now. That’s less than three weeks to drop holiday wish list hints to boyfriends, husbands, parents and Santa himself. Chances are you’ve...
December 2nd, 2010 | Backpacking & Trekking, Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

How to Live Better Out of a Backpack

How to Live Better Out of a Backpack
By Sarah Brown LG  Travel Correspondent If you’ve ever been, or even contemplated going, on a serious backpacking trip, you know there’s an art to packing up. But whether you’re grabbing a Jansport for a weekend jaunt or heading out for three months to tour Southeast Asia, deciding exactly...
November 29th, 2010 | Backpacking & Trekking, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More