While it’s not a requirement to utilize apps on a hike, tech-savvy hikers may find these apps the perfect tools to enhance a hiking experience. Download these apps before you hit the trails.
AllTrails began as a website and now the companion app offers trail information for more than 75,000 hiking trails all over the world, including dog-friendly and kid-friendly options. Upload your own images to be part of the AllTrails community. The app is free to download.
Map My Hike
Map My Mike is a perfect tool for anyone interested in the fitness aspect of hiking. The free app uses your phone’s sensors to track the pace, distance, calorie burn and elevation of your hike. Compare your results to previous hikes and set goals for future ones.
REI Co-op National Parks Guide
If you’re hitting one of the country’s beautiful national parks, be sure to download REI’s guide. The free app offers complete trail data, hike descriptions, accommodation information and more. The trail maps use your device’s GPS, so you can access it offline.
This free app is perfect for aspiring naturalists. Using image recognition technology, the app works like Shazam, but for plants and wildlife. Simply point the Seek camera at living things you encounter during your hike, and the app will identify it.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Gaucho culture is a large part of Argentina’s history and each year the country celebrates it through the Day of Tradition. The festival honors all things cowboy-related, and serves as an ode to Jose Hernandez, a poet who wrote about the life of gauchos throughout his career.
Throughout the last couple of years, sports have become more LGBTQ+-friendly. There are a lot of out and proud athletes than there ever were in the mainstream and they act as a beacon for the next generation. They set an example by living their truths while doing what they love, despite who they love.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.