Snake Bite Myths & Misconceptions

Snake Bite Myths & Misconceptions

Guest blog post: By Tony Nester Rattlesnake Bite Fact and Fiction The golden rule that every wilderness traveler should remember: Don’t put your hands and feet where you can’t see. Most rattlesnake bites occur on the extremities as you are gathering firewood or stepping…

Seeing Red in the New Zealand Whirinaki Forest

Seeing Red in the New Zealand Whirinaki Forest

(In celebrating the Walking Connection’s 25th anniversary we are featuring some of the inspiring people we have met along the way that share our love for walking. This is the first segment in a regular series. Enjoy!) John Dwyer hails from Wellington New Zealand….

Enduring Family Traditions in Food: A perfect combination of flavors and history!

Enduring Family Traditions in Food: A perfect combination of flavors and history!

by Fernando Polanco Plaza For the Plaza family, eating richly is one of the most important things in life. For us, craziness is summarized by people obsessed over the connection between what they eat and their weight or health – eating for us has…

A Postcard from the Galapagos Islands

A Postcard from the Galapagos Islands

Jet black lava glistening as hovering bright red and blue crabs scatter out of the way. Our first dry landing a success, we are soon distracted by the approaching iguanas.  Unlike the brilliant crabs, they become one with the rock.  Blink once, twice to focus and they…

Nepal Recovery – Because It Is There!

Nepal Recovery – Because It Is There!

I have friends. Powerful friends who seek and find adventure the world over. Adventure, indeed adventurers, by their very nature conjurers visions of people parachuting out of perfectly good planes, base jumpers intrepidly leaping off mountain cliffs with nothing more than a wing suit…

Buying and Wearing The Right Hiking Boots for Grand Canyon

Buying and Wearing The Right Hiking Boots for Grand Canyon

The right boots for hiking at the Grand Canyon are essential. We cannot stress enough how important good quality boots is to your safety, well being and enjoyment while you participate in Conquer The Canyon. Over the years, we have heard and could share…

Twenty Five Years And Still Walking The Walk

Twenty Five Years And Still Walking The Walk

This is Walking Connection’s 25th year of not just talking the talk but walking the walk!!! It was 1989, Gene was directing major conventions across the country and I had been working in a marketing job for Nike. … but we wanted something more….

Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking

After promoting walking as a primary form of exercise for 27 years, I still think it is pretty amazing that we can get so much out of something so simple…and often taken for granted. All walking benefits your body. Whether you are a racewalker…

Wooing a Whale: Humpback Crooners in Baja

Wooing a Whale: Humpback Crooners in Baja

by Bryan Jáuregui, Todos Santos Eco Adventures If science had all the answers, poets and dreamers would be out of a job. So when scientists tell us that they’re not really sure why humpback males sing – and it is only the males that sing…

Eleven Things I Bring In My Carry On To Survive A Long Haul Overnight Flight!

Eleven Things I Bring In My Carry On To Survive A Long Haul Overnight Flight!

Do I like to fly? No. Do I like to travel? YES! Unfortunately the only way to explore the far reaches of the world is to fly and that probably means a very long overnight flight. I’m talking long, as in up to 17…

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