13 Best Hikes in North America

7. Pacific Crest Trail

The other definitive hiking (and riding!) trail in the United States is the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches 2,650 miles from California to Washington. Along the way, you’ll pass through seven separate national parks.

Like the Appalachian Trail on the East Coast, the Pacific Crest Trail has inspired many thru-hikers, who regard it as the culmination of a lifetime’s work to hike the trail in one trip. One famous hiker who accomplished this was Cheryl Strayed, who wrote about hiking part of the trail in her book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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6. Long Range Traverse

Newfoundland and Labrador are full of wild nature and amazing hiking opportunities. One of the most challenging trails is Long Range Traverse, which reaches from the eastern part of Western Brook Pond to Gros Morne National Park.

The hike itself is only about 10 miles, but it’s very challenging. The trail is rocky and steep, and takes about eight hours to complete. If you want to camp along the trail, one of the coolest campsites is Ferry Gulch – you’ll sleep beside a beautiful pond overlooking the mountainous valley below.

5. Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

There are several ways to hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim. If you’re looking for a challenging day hike, you can hike the trail in a single day without getting a permit. If you want to camp down inside the Grand Canyon – and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to do that – you’ll need to enter the lottery drawing to receive a camping permit.

The Grand Canyon trail is well-marked, and well provisioned with plenty of water stops along the way. The views from down inside the Grand Canyon are unparalleled, and for many people, it’s a completely unique experience. One hiker recently formed the Rim-to-Rim Club to connect past and future Grand Canyon hikers.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.