Hiking is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors, and something I try to incorporate into every trip I take no matter where I travel. It usually doesn’t cost anything (not counting what you’ll spend on hiking gear or on accommodation if you do an overnight trek), it’s low risk and low impact, and it doesn’t require any technical gear or skills beyond a good pair of hiking shoes and the ability to put one foot in front of the other over and over again.
Below are some of the hikes I’ve done on my travels around the world, ranging from short day hikes to multi-day mountain treks.
Hikes I’ve Done
My Favorite Outdoor Brands For Hiking Gear
Merrell – I have several pairs of Merrell biking boots and have been loyal to them since Day 1 of my hiking career. (If in the US, you can buy Merrell gear from REI; if in Australia, you can buy from Merrell Australia)
Camelbak – I never hike without a Camelbak water bladder. Makes it so easy to stay hydrated without ever needing to stop walking!
Osprey – They make the best packs around, AND offer a lifetime warranty.
Peak Designs – Not an outdoor brand persay, as they specialize in photography-related gear… but I adore their camera clip which attaches to your pack strap. This is a lifesaver if you want to carry a camera on a hike without the hassle of stopping to unpack the camera from your pack.