Japan’s Pilgrim Trail
For over a millennium, pilgrims have been trekking the sacred paths of Japan’s Kii Peninsula in search of spiritual wellness and renewal. Today, any adventure-seeking enthusiast can follow in their footsteps along the Kumano Kodō. This famous trail was conceived as a test for the body, spirit, and mind. Legends say that the Kii Peninsula was home to primal nature spirits. These trails were named a World Heritage site in 2004. There are seven Kumano trails to choose from, and most of them pass by some of the most sacred Japanese sites.
The Grand Descent
Taking walks through the Grand Canyon is no easy task. One of America’s greatest wonders, there is hardly another place on Earth as inviting to geologists as this famous canyon. With over a mile depth, the layers of rock, earth, fossils, and sediments can take scientists on a trip back in time. The amazing view of the canyon from above and a more intimate look at its trails and the nature thriving at the bottom are more than worth the trip for any ambitious hiker.
A Wellness Walk Through the Balkan Trail
This 120-mile hiking trail passes through three nations and trekking it takes two weeks. To create the trail, its founders mapped the pathways known only to local shepherds. Many local farmers have opened guesthouses along the trail to take in hikers looking for shelter and a hot meal. The entire trail is painted with amazing sites, untamed nature, and fresh, crisp air. The welcoming shepherds and knowledgeable guides are always happy to share stories about the region and its history.