RSSAdventure

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

San Francisco’s best walks are free.  As local residents, here are our suggestions. Golden Gate Bridge Walk The Golden Gate Bridge is the icon of San Francisco and is considered to be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Luckily, visitors have the opportunity to walk across the 1.7 miles span of this […]

Continue Reading

How to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

How to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Sharks were far from my mind when I walked the mile around the island at sunset. Imagine my surprise, when I came upon a shallow area and saw shadows, yes, dozens of shadows, and realized they were huge, sting rays. As I walked into the surf to click a few photos they shimmered off into […]

Continue Reading

Five Easy Hikes in San Francisco

Five Easy Hikes in San Francisco

With over 40 hilltops (and 70 by some accounts), San Francisco is the second hilliest city in the world. While we residents are accustomed to our unusual topography, visitors can get weak in the knees just thinking about some of our epic ascents. As the founder of Urban Hiker SF, it’s my job and my pleasure […]

Continue Reading

Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

Why I Rappelled 23 Stories Down the Hyatt Regency for Outward Bound

My friends all thought I was crazy. “Climbers fall you know. Splat — on the pavement. That could be you,” I was warned. After all, I’m not a so young any more and  I had never rappelled off a skyscraper. Nor had I ever done a “free” rappel — you have no contact with the […]

Continue Reading

Women Travel Statistics – 80% of All Travel Decisions Made by Women

Women Travel Statistics – 80% of All Travel Decisions Made by Women

Women—young, old, single, married, and widowed—are fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry. More women are traveling, for business and for pleasure, and they’re calling the shots. Just look around in a restaurant, how many tables are occupied by groups of women? Of those who currently take nature, adventure or cultural trips, 75% are […]

Continue Reading

Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

Walking Tours in England: Why and How in the Cotswolds

The  Cotswolds are known as the walking capital of England. Why?  The ancient network of footpaths were created over the centuries as villagers found the quickest way to their place of work, local market or church.

Continue Reading

Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Planning Your Trek on El Camino de Santiago

Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on Spain’s ancient Camino de Santiago trail, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Continue Reading

The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The Grand Canyon of Greece: Hiking to Cliff-top Monasteries in Meteora

The best part of any good hike is the reward of an epic view.You sweat and trek your way to the top, and your hard work is repaid with a view that makes you realize just how small you are in a very big world. My hike to the Holy Trinity Monastery in Meteora, Greece […]

Continue Reading

Biking Across America: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Biking Across America: the Toughest Thing I’ve Ever Done!

Biking across America.  From California to Virginia. WHY? When my 22-year-old daughter asked me to join her in a great adventure and challenge, I hesitated and voiced all my objections and fears. Click here for the diary of a day in Kansas. How would we finance it? Could we get in shape to ride 3,000+ […]

Continue Reading

Sundance: A Little Resort That’s Big on Rustic Charm

Sundance: A Little Resort That’s Big on Rustic Charm

For some people, the word “Sundance” conjures images of Robert Redford in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a mail-order catalogue, a film festival, or a cable channel. To me, however, Sundance equals a majestic mountain retreat—nestled at the foot of a ski mountain in a grove of aspen trees. Intimate, unpretentious and […]

Continue Reading