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Half Dome

Hiking Half Dome with Cables Down

Hiking to the summit of the Half Dome in Yosemite National park was the #1 goal on our West Coast road trip. Not being able to plan our trip far ahead to secure permits in advance, we opted for attempting the hike after the summer season had ended, and just before the winter season would close all the park roads. The only drawback was that the "cable staircase" would not be … [Read More]

Half Dome

How to prepare for Hiking Half Dome in one day

Hiking to the summit of the Half Dome in Yosemite National park is one of the most spectacular day-hikes you can do. You'll see amazing waterfalls, beautiful scenery and lots of nature. The hike is demanding but not technically too difficult. The trail is quite easy to walk until the final ascent to the summit of half dome, but keep in mind that there is a lot of altitude to be … [Read More]

Get away from the madness – hike in Las Vegas

Many people cannot stay sane in the hectic Las Vegas sensory overload. Luckily I am not one of them. I really like buzzing a few days in Vegas. But I also like nature, silence and hiking, and there are many options for nice day-hikes at the surrounding mountains. … [Read More]

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Getting around & things to do in Bora Bora

There are some nice things to see and do in Bora Bora if you get bored sitting in the bungalow. The hotels located on the motu offer a frequent shuttle boat to the … [Read More]

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Abandoned hotels in Bora Bora

Operating a resort in the paradise is not easy. Even the big chains seem to fail. On our boat trip around the Bora Bora lagoon we noticed the abandoned Club Med … [Read More]

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Half Dome

How to prepare for Hiking Half Dome in one day

Hiking to the summit of the Half Dome in Yosemite National park is one of the most spectacular day-hikes you can do. You'll see amazing waterfalls, beautiful scenery and lots of nature. The hike is demanding but not technically too difficult. The trail is … [Read More]

Battle of the budget hiking boots: Columbia vs. Timberland

During our last trip to Las Vegas did some shopping at the Premium Outlets, and both of us needed new hiking boots. I wasn't sure if hiking boots bought from an outlet store would have the quality and durability needed in rough terrain and multi-day … [Read More]

How to pack light for 5 days in the wilderness

This Friday we are traveling to the northern Finland to spend 5 days in the Lapland wilderness. The destination is a national parkĀ  called 'Urho Kekkosen Kansallispuisto' or 'Urho Kekkonen National Park' in English. The area is huge, (about 2550 sq. km) and … [Read More]