International Travel, Travel Stories

The Mountain Across From North Korea

The Manchu people consider it the birthplace of Bukuri Yongson, the ancestor of the Jurchens and modern Manchus. The Korean people consider it the birthplace of Dan’gun, the legendary founder of Gojoseon, the first ever Korean kingdom. Changbaishan, literally perpetually white mountain, is a mountain range that sits on top of the border of China and North… Read More The Mountain Across From North Korea

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

All You Need to Know About Hiking the Inca Trail (+ Alpaca Expeditions Review)

Have you heard me say enough times yet that hiking the Inca Trail is an incredible experience? Well let me say it once more: it’s so fantastically amazing! And you’ll probably love your experience a little more if you have proper info to prep for your trek. Here’s all you need to know about hiking… Read More All You Need to Know About Hiking the Inca Trail (+ Alpaca Expeditions Review)

Domestic Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

Urban Hike SF: Interior Greenbelt, Mount Sutro, and 16th Ave. Tiled Steps

Like many of San Francisco’s residents, my friends and I often head out to various parks and reserves around the Bay Area for weekend hikes. But besides a trek out to Lands End every 18 months or so, I’ve never actually hiked within city limits. So this weekend we decided to head toward the 16th Ave. Tiled… Read More Urban Hike SF: Interior Greenbelt, Mount Sutro, and 16th Ave. Tiled Steps