Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems - many of extraordinary scale and length - and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleogists' heaven on earth.

Hiking the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on every hiker’s bucket list, but should you do it? It is indeed challenging, but it has been completed by thousands of people. Chances are good that you can do it too, provided you are reasonably fit and you don’t have any health issues that preclude

In my search for a new backpack, I’ve done hours of research trying to decide which pack to purchase. Some of my trips take me traveling around the world and some have me headed to the mountains or the desert for a weekend adventure. The two most important things to consider are the trip length and your torso length.