Tag Archives: Day Hikes

Sights and Activities in Hakone, Japan

October 7 and 8, 2017 Hakone, a popular weekend and holiday destination outside of Tokyo, is a pretty, mountainous volcanic region with great onsen (Japanese hot springs), lake views and numerous opportunities for that iconic photo of Mt Fuji. We … Continue reading

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Robberg Peninsula Trail, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

September 12, 2016 Just outside of Plett, this hike around the peninsula is a rugged 4 hour trail that follows the coast on the west side of the peninsula and along the top of the cliffs on the east side. … Continue reading

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Dana Biosphere Reserve: Hike to Feynan Ecolodge, Jordan

May 12, 2016 Lonely Planet touts the Dana Biosphere Reserve as one of Jordan’s “hidden gems”. On a world scale, unless you have a insatiable fascination with desert landscapes, this is a bit of a stretch. I consider the Dana … Continue reading

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Siq Trail, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Dead Sea, Jordan

May 11, 2016 The two hour up and back Siq Trail is a blast. Described as a wet hike, the trail goes up a slot canyon (siq) in water going from a few inches deep to up to about 3.5 … Continue reading

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Hike to Lake Sorapiss, Dolomites, Cortina, Italy

July 11, 2015 Hike #13 – Rifugio Vandelli Traverse Cicerone Guide, Shorter Walks in the Dolomites Starting Point: Tre Croci Pass off of SS48 Distance: 12.5km/7.8 miles Ascent: 750m One of my favorite hikes of the six trails we followed … Continue reading

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First Hike in the Dolomites, Ortisei, Italy

July 6, 2015 The Dolomites is another one of the Italian regions that I’ve heard about for years and has been relatively high on my list of must see places, but we just hadn’t made it there yet – that … Continue reading

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Balestrand, Norway – Fog, Drizzle, Rain, Mist

July 15-17, 2013 Balestrand, nestled against snowy peaks and set on wide section of the enormous Sognefjord (the largest in Norway) is a quaint town that thrives from the overflow of Nutshell tourists that flood the area. Norway in a … Continue reading

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