For a hiking experience with a difference, consider taking the spiritual path of Kumano Kodo in the Kii Mountains near Osaka, Japan. The walking trail has the awesome views all explorers crave, and a cavalcade of sacred sites to boot. The track has been walked by Japanese emperors since the 10th century. In 2004 it […]

Routeburn Track in New Zealand’s South Island is regarded as one of the country’s Nine Great Walks. It might not be as imposing as its big brother, the Milford Track, but it’s much more achievable for novice adventurers. In fact, Kiwi explorer Sir Edmund Hillary called the path his favorite in the country. It may […]