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Hiking gear

Trail runner on a dramatic misty trail

Trail Running Around the World

Looking to pack an exciting, active vacation into a short timeframe? Trail running might be the answer! In retrospect, it’s surprising trail running took as long to catch on as it did. The sport offers the same basic form of exercise as road running, with the benefit of more natural and tranquil scenery. Many trail...
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Walker along Killary Fjord

Walking vs. Hiking: Setting out on Foot in the UK and Ireland

If you’re a bit of an Anglophile, you’re probably prepared for the most common UK terms that cause confusion to the North American speaker – across the pond chips are crisps, an aubergine is an eggplant, and pants are underwear. Many of the differences are small, charming, and create a real sense of place for...
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2016 Tech For The Adventure Traveller Who Has Everything.

Being a seasoned adventure traveller, you’ve earned your stripes. You’ve taken the tough trails, weathered the storm – literally, pushed physical limits and have come face to face with new worlds and cultures. There’s no doubt you’ve accumulated great gear to help you along those journeys. But besides your old lucky compass or perfectly worked...
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7 safety tips for summer hiking in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is like no other place on earth. Absolutely epic in every way, from the number of visitors (nearly 5 million a year) to it’s ancient geological history (2 billion years worth)  Arizona’s Grand Canyon is a dream hiking destination. “It’s easy to think of the canyon as a hole in the ground, but...
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8 steps to picking a pack for your US hiking trip

On the Pure Adventures blog we’ve talked about how to avoid blisters, pick the perfect hiking boots and suggested ways to save on a hiking trip, setting you up for a memorable self-guided trip to Utah, Arizona or California. The final piece of the self guided gear puzzle is picking a pack. Because backpacking forces...
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