Upper Diamond Lake Trail Guide – Indian Peaks Wilderness

Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness is home to one of our favorite backpacking trips the Pawnee – Buchanan Loop. Because of this, we have been eager to return and explore more of the area. Diamond Lake is located in the heart of the wilderness area and is widely regarded as one of the best day hikes…

Mount Massive Loop in Colorado – Trail Guide

At only eighteen feet shy of being the tallest peak in Colorado, hiking the Mount Massive Loop can seem like a gargantuan undertaking. While its neighbor Mount Elbert (14,439′) is officially the highest mountain in Colorado it is a singular peak rising above the terrain. Mount Massive on the other hand has five summits all…

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop Trail – Colorado Backpacking Guide

Colorado is a place known for backpacking trails with snow-covered peaks and rich blue-colored lakes. However, the very name Colorado refers to the red sandstone found throughout much of the state in iconic spots like the Garden of the Gods and the Red Rocks Amphitheater. In the center of the state lies a vast nearly…

Driving the North Island of New Zealand – The Best Road Trip

New Zealand is an amazing place with every kind of environment imaginable. All crammed into a country whose landmass is equivalent to 60% of California. The South Island rises out of the deep cold Antarctic seas and rises through lush rainforest to snow-capped peaks. Conversely, the North Island climbs out of warm tropical waters with…

Driving the South Island of New Zealand – The Best Road Trip

Taking an epic road trip across New Zealand is the best way to see all that the island nation has—hidden in every corner of its beautiful archipelago. The journey from the bountiful waters found along the coast to the height of the snow-capped Southern Alps. Explore the deep fjords that line the southwest coast and…

Best New Zealand Road Trip – Travel Guide

Glacial mountains, turquoise lakes, active volcanoes, lush rainforests, and beautiful beaches. New Zealand packs a lot into a landmass that is slightly larger than half the size of California. The islands are teeming with unique native birds, glowing cave creatures, and abundant oceanic life. The best New Zealand road trip stops at all the must-see…