There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
Travel the historic Inca trail and traverse 15 different ecosystems, a 15,000-foot-high mountain pass, remarkable villages and, of course, Machu Picchu. You can do so in style when you book a seven-day trekking experience with Naya Traveler. You’ll end each day at a lodge, where you can relax with ease and dine on local fare and wines. Other experiences along the way include traditional meals, coffee plantation visits and more.
While you might think of Italy more along the lines of rolling hills, olive groves and Mediterranean shores, the Dolomites are waiting in northern Italy with remote hiking trails filled with history. Go along for the journey with On Foot Holidays for a self-guided tour at your own pace. See remnants of World War I battles, spectacular views and natural wonders.
Saint Lucia is another sleeper hiking destination. Beyond the luxury beach resorts, you can hike the island’s highest peak, Mount Gimie, which sits at more than 3,000 feet. The volcanic mountain requires an all-day trek, with nine hours of hiking total and up to six in the steepest terrain. This is certainly a challenging hike in paradise, and one you can conquer with the help of Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, a boutique property that arranges private climbs with your own private guide, lunch and transfer.
Lastly, why not really test your limits and go all out with a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest free-standing mountain in the world? A multiday journey, this is an absolute unforgettable experience, but not for those unaccustomed to strenuous travel adventures. Duma Explorer provides Kilimanjaro trekking experiences to travelers, and can guide you through the challenge.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Regardless of your political affiliation, exploring our nation’s presidential libraries is an excellent way to learn about the incredible Americans who served as commander in chief. Of those who served, there are currently only 14 presidential libraries.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.