Unless you’re heading out on your fifth wilderness trek or are a dedicated REI employee, chances are you don’t know much about different types of hiking boots. Being in the same boat, I put a lot of time and effort into researching different options before heading to Patagonia to hike the W trail. After searching online forums, asking outdoor adventure experts and ordering countless pairs on Amazon, I found Merrell’s MOAB 2 Mid Waterproof.
You have to give Merrell props as a company for having a sense of humor: MOAB stands for “Mother of All Boots.”
The waterproof boot is perfect for hiking in wet weather as it seals out water and lets moisture escape to keep your feet dry. Other features include durable suede leather, a supportive footbed, good traction, a protective rubber toe cap, a breathable mesh lining and air cushions in the heel to absorb shock and add stability.
The best part? You don’t need to break them in. The boots wear comfortably the first time as they will on the 10th and 100th times, making them the perfect companion for your adventurous spirit. You won’t have to worry about bringing band-aids for blisters or carrying an alternative pair around. Tip: Order a half-size bigger if you’re planning to wear thick wool hiking socks and liners.
Moderately priced at $130 and available in four colors, these are definitely the trekking boots you’ve been looking for.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Ice hotels are becoming increasingly popular as a unique adventure for dedicated travelers. If you've ever wondered what kind of gusto it takes to join the polar bear club by jumping into frigid waters in your speedo, imagine the thrill of spending the night on a bed of ice inside your own igloo wrapped in warm blankets and furs.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Oymyakon, Siberia, is literally the coldest inhabited town on Earth. The town of only 500 residents is nicknamed “The Pole of Cold” and has witnessed temperatures as low as -98 degrees. Here, where eyelashes freeze in mere moments, cars must be kept running continually to avoid a dead battery, and vegetables cannot grow naturally; locals have managed to eke out a quaint, and oddly endearing, existence.