Inspiration for adventures that you can undertake yourself, and details on how to accomplish them. Focusing on long distance trails around the world: hiking, water trails (canoe/kayak/sailing), and other adventures.
021 Winter Thruhikes on Warm Islands with Christine Thuermer: Crete and the Canary Islands
1:19:23Southern islands have long distance trails that can be hiked during the winter. Christine Thuermer describes hiking on Crete and the Canary Islands during the winter season. Both have stunning scenery as well as beautiful beaches. #christinethuermer #christinethurmer #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #crete #hiking #canaryislands #winterhiking #thruhiking #wintervacation
020 Canada’s Canol Heritage Trail with J.R. Harris. Spectacular scenery, wildlife, history, and challenge through 350km of remote Canadian wilderness.
1:49:04The Northwest Territories’ Canol Heritage Trail has spectacular scenery and wildlife, as well as interesting historical significance. 220 miles/350 kilometers long, it takes about 3 weeks to hike, and is the most remote and challenging long distance hiking trail that this podcast has ever discussed. It is normally accessed by bush plane. J. Robert Harris hiked this trail in 1997, and wrote about it in his book “Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker”. Check it out on the latest podcast episode of Trails Around the World, available on most podcast platforms or at www.trailsaroundtheworld.com. #jrinthewilderness #jrharris #brokenboexpeditions #wayoutthere #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #canolheritagetrail #hiking #northwestterritories #thruhiking
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019 Kayak circumnavigations of Iceland and Newfoundland by Greg Stamer. How to prepare for expeditions/adventures and make them a part of your life.
1:31:45Greg Stamer circumnavigated Iceland and Newfoundland by Kayak, and has succeeded expeditions and adventures in his life. We discuss his expeditions, how he fits adventure into his life, and how one prepares for such expeditions and adventures. #GregStamer #Kayaking#trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #Iceland #Newfoundland #paddling #circumnavigation
018 Latin American Coasts and Rivers by Small Boat with Stephen Ladd
1:33:07Steve and Ginny set off on an adventure, and kept going for five years. In a small boat, they went from the United States down the entire coast of Central America. Then they penetrated the rivers of South America, crossed the equator, and crossed the majority of the South American continent’s interior river system north to south, then again south to north. Encountering many varied places and cultures, they even had a baby along the way. Stephen Ladd, known for his earlier book “Three Years in a 12 Foot Boat” about an epic voyage in the 1990s, has just published his latest book: “The Five-Year Voyage: Exploring Latin American Coasts and Rivers” Check it out on the latest podcast episode of Trails Around the World, available on most podcast platforms or at www.trailsaroundtheworld.com. #stephenladd #thefiveyearvoyage #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #smallcraftadvisor #threeyearsina12footboat #sailing #amazon #orinoco #rionegro #adventure #seapearl21 #southamerica
017 The Omine Okugake Michi of Japan's Kumano Kodo with David Gilbert of Randomwire: An ancient, challenging pilgrimage route, deep in Japan's sacred mountains
1:25:39Japan’s Kumano Kodo is a 1300-year-old network of sacred pilgrimage routes through remote mountains and along a beautiful coastline. The Kumano Kodo’s sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range are registered with UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Omine Okugake is the most remote and most difficult of the Kumano Kodo’s routes. Traversing the region’s highest peaks, the Omine Okugake’s difficulty is such that it takes 6-10 days to walk it’s 100 km (60 miles). There are no resupply-points-- one must carry enough food to last the entire route. All of the Kumano Kodo’s routes are extraordinary ways to travel deep into Japan’s traditions and history while experiencing it’s mysterious mountains and exotic geography. Our guest, David Gilbert, has written a guide to hiking the Omine Okugake and posted it at Randomwire.com, along with a GPX track for the route. #kumanokodo #randomwire #trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #thruhike #hikingjapan #thruhiking #pilgrimage #hikejapan #japan #hiking
016 Romania's Via Transylvanica: Exotic, yet affordable and convenient
1:35:05The Via Transylvanica is exotic, yet affordable and convenient. The trail crosses Transylvania and the Carpathian mountains on it’s 1400 km/ 900 mile route across the heart of Romania. Conceived and built over just the past six years, this trail offers a complete package of both outdoor and cultural adventure. Old european castles, wild forests and mountains, daily cultural adventures, farmers that still use horse-drawn carts, vineyards with little-known wines for you to discover, and the option for warm meals and a roof over your head every night, but also extensive signposting, a well-developed support network of guidebook, smartphone app, and social media. I am inspired and excited by this brand new trail, and I am confident that many of you will be, also. #viatransylvanica #Tasuleasasocial#trailsaroundtheworld #skyking #thruhike #hiking #hikingeurope #thruhiking #hikingromania
015 Japan's Rokko Traverse Trail with "Sky King": accessible adventure
26:34Japan’s Rokko Traverse Trail, or Rokko Zenzan Jyusouro, traverses the ridge that lies just north of Kobe, Japan. It is extremely easy to access, can be thruhiked in three days, and allows one to take public transportation to comfortable accommodation every night. Along the route are beautiful and wild mountain ridges, a number of shrines and temples, and several other tourist attractions. #trailsaroundtheworld #rokko #skyking #japan #thruhike #hikingadventures #hiking #adventure #longdistancetrail #rokkotraversetrail #hikingjapan
014 Hungary's Kektura with Christine Thuermer: A perfect first thruhike in Europe
58:10Hungary’s Kektura is Europe’s oldest long-distance trail. The Kektura is full of adventure and interesting experiences, and it is 1100 km/700 miles long, but it has relatively easy terrain, easy logistics, and is easy on the bank account. In other words, this may be the perfect first long-distance trail to hike in Europe. #trailsaroundtheworld #kektura #christinethuermer #christinethurmer #hungary #thruhike #hikingadventures #hiking #adventure #longdistancetrail
013 France's GR34 with "Doing Miles": a coastal trail with culture, beautiful nature, and easy logistics
1:25:56The GR34 is a coastal trail in France’s most western region. Running along the Atlantic coast, this trail is wild and beautiful, but also close to towns and facilities, visits many sites of cultural interest, is less physically challenging than many mountain trails, and has less-complicated logistics than many other long distance trails. James and Amy, who told us about Japan’s Tokai Shizen Hodou in episodes 5 and 6, rejoin us to describe this trail and how to hike it. #DoingMiles #trailsaroundtheworld #GR34 #HikingFrance #thruhike #hikingadventures #hiking #adventure #longdistancetrail
012 The Sentiero Italia with Christine Thuermer: "The sexiest trail in Europe"; Europe's PCT or CDT
1:32:21The Sentiero Italia may be the “sexiest” trail in Europe! 7000 kilometers (4300+ miles) of trail through wild country, high in the mountains. It is one of the world’s longest ridge trails, walking a watershed-divide like the United States’ Continental Divide Trail. Christine Thuermer (or Thurmer) rejoins us to tell us about this fantastic new trail and how to go and hike it. #ChristineThuermer #trailsaroundtheworld #SentieroItalia #vaSentiero #thruhike #hikingadventures #hiking #adventure #longdistancetrail #PCT #CDT