Category Archives: Hiking

The Best Hiking in Europe: 6 Trails You Can’t Miss

With such incredible landscapes in Europe, there is incredible hiking to be had.  This guide shares the best hiking in Europe so you can plan your next big waking vacation.  The Old Continent is one of the most historically saturated and topographically diverse terrains in the world. There is just so much to do and […]

The Best Hikes in Switzerland – Trails to Suit All Fitness Levels

Widely recognised as one of the top global destinations for hiking, Switzerland is home to some of the best trails in not only Europe but the world!  Whether you’re a novice hiker, looking to build your fitness, or an experienced hiker just looking to take it easy, these are the following is a list of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Huangshan: Hike China’s Yellow Mountain

https://www.our3kidsvtheworld.com/how-to-book-tickets-for-the-beijing-to-xian-train/ Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, has been a popular destination in China since the ancient times famed for its uniquely-shaped rocks, incredible pine trees, hot springs and for the phenomena known as the  ‘sea of clouds’. It really looks like something out of Avatar! As transportation has become more convenient, this beautiful gem has […]

Lake Alta Hike: Queenstown’s Top-Secret Alpine Day Track

The Lake Alta hike is a favourite amongst locals, but very few tourists have ever heard of it. If you’re looking for amazing alpine scenery, views to die for and a good little workout, all without having to drive far from Queenstown, this Lake Alta hiking guide is for you! Not only does the Lake […]

Goldie Bush Walkway (+ Mokoroa Falls): Auckland’s Most Unique Hike

Auckland is home to many amazing hiking tracks (or as we Kiwis like to call them, bush walks), including a secret spot best known by locals; the Goldie Bush Walkway which adjoins the Mokoroa Stream Track and Mokoroa Falls Track.  A great example of natural beauty, this accessible spot makes an excellent Auckland day hike.  […]

How to Get to New Chums Beach: New Zealand’s Most Scenic Bay

New Chums Beach

With one of the world’s top 10 beaches (and our favourite in New Zealand) an easy drive from Auckland, there’s no need to fly to a tropical island for a taste of paradise!  This guide will help you get to New Chums Beach, and, perhaps most importantly, to find that incredible lookout that I know […]

The Franz Josef Heli Hike – The Pinnacle of Your New Zealand Bucket-List

Having recently returned to New Zealand, we knew there was one final bucket-list activity that we just had to try – taking to the ice on a Franz Josef heli hike whilst we visited the West Coast. We’d seen the photos.  We’d heard people rave about their experiences.  I’d dreamed of walking on a glacier for […]

Duder Regional Park – A Rural Beachside Paradise on Auckland’s Doorstep

Though New Zealand is world-renowned for its beautiful hiking, it’s seldom Auckland that springs to mind.  With a number of fantastic hikes in the City of Sails, it’s definitely worth throwing your hiking boots or sneakers on though and getting out onto our clean, green trails; just prepare for our largest city to surprise you! The […]

The Phong Nha Caves: Finding Strength in the Vietnamese Jungle

Having recently returned from a three-day/two-night jungle caving adventure through Central Vietnam (in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park), Nathan and I reflected on what was one of our greatest physical and mental challenges to date.  Find out why we recommend taking things up a notch on your next holiday – because anyone can lay on […]

Hiking New Zealand: South Island Treasures That Are Worth the Effort

New Zealand is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world; towering mountain ranges, crystal-clear waterways, lush forestry and echoing birdsong, travellers are spoilt for choice in Aotearoa. How better to see New Zealand’s beauty than to slip on your hiking boots and get out exploring? Having recently returned home to the […]

Laguna Churup: A Guide to Some of the Best Day Hiking in Peru

Laguna Churup lake

Huaraz in Northern Peru attracts adventurous travelers for one reason; it is home to Cordillera Blanca and some of the most incredible hiking in the country. Though Laguna Churup was unknown to us before arriving in Huaraz, it quickly became a favourite of ours.  In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s one […]

A Guide to the Cocora Valley – Salento, Colombia – Home to the Tallest Palm Trees in the World!

One of the most recognisable tourist attractions in Colombia, the Cocora Valley (Valle de Cocora) is home to the country’s national tree and symbol, the towering Quindío wax palm.  An easy trip from Salento, the region was our favourite and a must-see on any Colombian itinerary. Formed in 1985 (which might I add, was a mighty […]

Hiking Laguna Humantay – Cusco: More Than Machu Picchu

Cusco is known across the world as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the most iconic of all the Inca sites.  With so much to see in this region, those skipping through whilst only visiting the Lost City of the Incas are only tapping the surface of what’s on offer.   Join us as we explore many of […]

Pedra da Gávea – Just How Difficult Is Rio’s Highest Hike?

Just how challenging is the hike to the summit of Pedra da Gávea? On a humid summers day in Rio de Janeiro, we found out firsthand. By now you’d think we were slowly adjusting to all the hiking – we’ve certainly done our fair share of challenging walks in South America. Between making it through […]

The Base of the Towers – The Jewel in Torres Del Paine’s Crown

Torres del Paine in Chilean Patagonia offers a number of world-class hikes to travellers keen to brave the elements. The most famous (and challenging) walk in the national park, the Base de las Torres (Base of the Towers) offers spectacular views amongst some of the most incredible natural scenery in the world. We took up the challenge […]

Day Two of the W Trek – Conquering the French Valley

With our first full day hike in Torres del Paine behind us we slowly rolled out of ‘bed’ (if you can call a sleeping bag, ground mat and a lumpy jumper-come-pillow a bed) and psyched ourselves up for day two out on the trails. Being our first experience of multi-day hikes, the need to pour […]