Hiking the Sta Ana Volcano in San Salvador – Keep Calm and Wander

Hiking the Sta Ana Volcano in San Salvador - Keep Calm and Wander

Standing at the base of the majestic Sta Ana volcano in San Salvador, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of excitement and adventure. The highest towering peak is 2,362 m. (7,749 feet) in El Salvador loomed above me, beckoning me to come closer and explore its hidden secrets. Hiking Sta Ana Volcano in San Salvador would check off one of my bucket lists: walking on top of an active volcano.

Hiking the Sta Ana Volcano in San Salvador is an experience not to be missed for any avid hiker or nature lover. The hike was about 4-5 hours round trip and took us through a beautiful forested trail with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

After a short briefing from our guide (only 3 of us!), we set off on the hike, ascending the volcano’s steep slopes. The trail was well-marked and easy to follow, but the ascent was no walk in the park. The heat and humidity were intense, and I found myself quickly drenched in sweat as I climbed higher and higher.

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Hiking the Rainbow Mountain in Peru – Keep Calm and Wander

Hiking Rainbow Mountain in Peru - Keep Calm and Wander

Hiking the Rainbow Mountain in Peru (outside Cusco) has been on my list since I saw the photos in National Geographic Magazine. I told myself that if ever I’ll be in Peru, there are two things I’d like to do/see: Visit Machu Picchu and Hike Rainbow Mountain. I conquered these two in July 2022!

For clarity, the locals call Rainbow Mountain by two names: Montaña de Siete Colores and Montaña Vinikunka. This is definitely, the second most incredible hike I’ve ever done in my life!

Where is the Rainbow Mountain in Peru?

The Rainbow Mountain is in the Peruvian Andes, about a 3-4 hour drive outside Cusco. The mountain gets its name from its colorful stripes, which are caused by mineral deposits in the rocks. The colors are incredibly vibrant after rain and in good weather.

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Hike Cirque De Gavarnie – The Secret Route – Our Taste for Life

Hike Cirque De Gavarnie

Cirque De Gavarnie is one of the most spectacular sights in the French Pyrenees. A natural amphitheatre of colossal mountains and cascading waterfalls, it might even be one of the most astonishing wonders of Europe.

Accessible via a fairly easy and undemanding hike from Gavarnie village, almost anyone can visit this UNESCO heritage site. There are, however, some restrictions and obstacles in place that you should keep in mind before you make the trip.

I cover everything you need to know before you hike Cirque de Gavarnie in this article. I also share the details of a more challenging and adventurous hiking route to the Gavarnie waterfall that we stumbled upon on our return journey.

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Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants – 2TravelDads

Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants - 2TravelDads

Our List of the Best Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

We were very surprised by all the great places to eat in Mammoth Lakes, California. Often times it seems like winter destinations don’t have stand-our restaurants for summer dining, but this four season destination proved that theory wrong. From standard American to fancy French cuisine, we found it all there.

Mammoth is a great place if you’re into good food and hiking, so just add it to your California travel list now. Also, we don’t often write about food when we’re reviewing our travels, but this great town had so many great eats that it required its own article. I hope you enjoy (and get some meal inspiration too) i=our list of the best Mammoth Lakes restaurants!

Whether you’re wondering where to eat before heading out skiing or you’re visiting in summer and need hiking nourishment, there are quite a few great places to eat around town. Grab breakfast before you immerse yourself in the cool geologic sites in Mammoth Lakes!

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Camping in Buttermere in the Lake District – Our Taste for Life

Camping in Buttermere in the Lake District - Our Taste for Life

Lesbian Camping in Buttermere in the Lake District

If you plan on camping in Buttermere in the Lake District, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about camping in Buttermere, including local campsites, wild camping, and park-ups for campervans.

Located in the north-western region of the Lake District, Buttermere is known for its beautiful lake and picturesque setting amongst the surrounding fells.

We recently had 3-days in the Lake District and spent most of our time in and around this amazing region. It’s remote compared to other areas like Windermere but still offers plenty of things to see and do.

If you’re a keen hiker, you’ll find some cracking fell walks in the area, such as Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike. Or, if you prefer to take it easy, round the lake is an ideal spot to chill out for the day.

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Visiting Yosemite Country – 2TravelDads

Yosemite Country - 2TravelDads

Five Truly Unique Yosemite Country Activities

As you plan your visit to Yosemite National Park, consider these suggestions for ways to see Yosemite Country from a different perspective. Whether it’s the history of the area or getting into nature with nobody else around, I think you’ll find these picks great additions to a totally unique getaway. Yosemite Country is more than what’s within the National Park, and it’s a lot of fun to explore. From great restaurants in Oakhurst to unique fishing and kayaking opportunities.

EBiking and Hiking Adventure

We love getting out into the forest, and especially in California’s Sierras. Renting E-bikes with off-road tires, we were able to cover a lot of ground really quickly as we headed out from the Tenaya Lodge. E-Bikes are unique in that you can pedal yourself just like a normal bike, but then you also have a small electric motor to boost you on your way.

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Hiking the Finger Lakes – Our Taste for Life

Hiking the Finger Lakes - Our Taste for Life

Hiking the Finger Lakes region of New York is a magical experience. In this guide, guest blogger Polly Clover shares 15 of the best local hikes to help you plan your trip.

Bursting with natural beauty, this region in central New York is one of the most enchanting destinations I’ve ever visited. In fact, no New York itinerary is complete without visiting.

Why I love Hiking the Finger Lakes

I discovered the Finger Lakes during one of my east coast road trip adventures, and I was instantly blown away. With its expansive vineyards, incredibly kind locals, stunning vistas, and breathtaking waterfalls, what more could you ask for?

There are 11 Finger Lakes, with five main ones. They expand over 9,000 miles, so a car is necessary to explore the entire area! That said, my favourite way to explore this natural slice of heaven is on foot and hitting the trails.

From leisurely, short strolls to long, challenging hikes, there’s something for all kinds of nature lovers! Many are pet-friendly, some are great for children, and a few are adequate for pro hikers.

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The Crack Trail in Killarney – Keep Calm and Wander

The Crack Trail in Killarney - Keep Calm and Wander

Hiking The Crack trail in Killarney was a different experience I had to endure. And I mean it in a good, satisfying way. It is the best hiking I’ve ever had in Ontario. Reaching the top was insane, but the views were worth the trouble. Every step you make will be worth it, I promise!

Hiking the Crack Trail

The sign at the entrance shows that it’s a difficult-level hiking trail. Like any trail, we started slow and easy. We passed through a forested area as we started our ascent. Then came the blistering rocks and onto the Crack.

Personally, the hike was primarily easy-intermediate, with steep terrains. The only tricky part was the last 10-15 minutes before reaching the apex of The Crack, and we had to scramble on all fours. There was no proper trail, but hikers had to climb huge boulders to pass through the crack. And after this challenge, magnificent views await those who made it to the top!

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Hiking the Chikanishing Trail in Killarney, Ontario – Keep Calm and Wander

Hiking the Chikanishing Trail in Killarney, Ontario - Keep Calm and Wander

The Chikanishing Trail in Killarney (Ontario) is a beautiful hiking trail along the coast which runs along the waters of the Georgian Bay. Although the bay was teasing us for a dip, we decided to just sit down and chill on the comfy red rocks. We watched the sunset here while the calming crashing of the waves was music to our ears! So serene and magical!

The Chikanishing Trail

The trail was pretty easy to moderate. However, it requires agility as there are terrains where you have to hop from one rock to another. It could be a bit challenging for those with agility problems, but it won’t be uncomfortable, I guess While in most parks,, the blue markers are attached to trees, the ones you’ll find here are drawn into the rocks A few are faded, so you have to find them to not get lost, or else you might find yourself scrambling on all fours.

This is a 3.5-kilometer trail that you can finish in under 40 minutes one way. It is lovely to watch the sunset from here, but as soon as the sun goes down, you have to g back. This is a loop trail so watch out for the blue markers to guide you back to the parking lot. 

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The Best of Hiking Palm Springs – 2TravelDads

The Best of Hiking Palm Springs - 2TravelDads

We love to find places that everybody talks about but nobody knows the cool stuff you can do there. One such place is Palm Springs, California. I mean, everybody goes there for a nice weekend or a relaxing vacation, but besides golf, gay bars and swimming pools, what is there? The ACTUAL Palm Springs!! Agua Caliente Indian Canyons is the reason for the name, and hiking Palm Springs is awesome!

Have you been to the area and done the oasis hikes at Indian Canyons or out at the Coachella Preserve and know what we’re talking about? Been thinking about a visit maybe but didn’t know what to do beyond golf and shopping? Well, let us give you some motivation to make a weekend trip out of it or at least get you away from the pool for a few hours.

Hiking Palm Springs – Getting There

A two hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego, PS lies to the east of the coastal cities. You’ll have to pass through Riverside or Ontario, so plan for city traffic on your drive… or you can just take a short flight from any of the Southern California airports. Actually, most West Coast airports have direct flights into Palm Springs (search for flight tickets with Omio).

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