October 4, 2019The presence of e-bikes on Alpine trails and mountain paths has become a subject of controversy. Many purists regard the assisted cycling boom as another hi-tech intrusion into the great outdoors.
September 13, 2019Dyala Kumar Thavaratnam doesn’t want his children to grow up glued to their mobile phones and other devices. Neither does he want them cooped indoors, spending hours on end on social media.
Determined that they become well-rounded individuals, Dyala and his wife Sanjugtha Vigneswaran have made it a point to expose their three...
August 6, 2019The started out hiking together, as a means of keeping themselves healthy. Slowly their group began to grow and now, these mothers have become close friends that meet not just on the hills.
June 27, 2019Attention, Grand Canyon visitors, watch your step before attempting a selfie from the edge of the vertiginously deep and perilously steep landmark in the United States.
The national park surrounding the enormous canyon – the second-most visited US national park – has experienced a distressing surge in fatal accidents, with at...
February 9, 2019Cycling with Shanghai commuters. Hiking with locals through the Algerian desert. More and more travellers, bored by busy tourist sights and places they know from television, are venturing off the beaten track to seek out genuine experiences with locals.
December 17, 2018The new hiking trend is popular because it offers a “harmless way to approach other people”, says psychologist Werner Gross.
“When hiking, playing games or doing sport, people get to know each other in a way that doesn’t force any obligations.” And people bond through a shared activity.
May 11, 2018One mother choreographed the love of classical Indian dancing in her three children. Another saw her son blossom into a florist like her. A third took her daughter up a hill and together they came down a mountain.
April 24, 2018The Grande Randonnee 34 hiking trail in Brittany, northwest France, runs for some 1,800km, crisscrossing the coastline from the legendary Mont Saint-Michel monastery to the Saint-Nazaire Bridge.