Explore the watery continent on trips from the Indonesian coastline to Tasmania's mountains, and discover the on- and off-trail secrets of a place seemingly made for explorers.
Combine unique wildlife, extreme conditions, and an ever-changing icy landscape, and you've got the adventure of a lifetime.
What's the best backcountry guide service in Nepal? The best trail town in Chile? New Zealand's best hiker bar? Nominate your faves on every continent for our first-ever Adventure Travel awards!
The Great Walks are New Zealand's premier walking tracks. They take the walker on an incredible journey through some of the best scenery in the country.
Win a trip for two to New Zealand.
A slick drop-bottom feature sets this tough, smooth-rolling duffel apart.
For BACKPACKER'S Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012, Kristin tested tons of gear. Here are a few of her special favorites.
A bomber traction device that's durable and versatile.
Ultralight, oblong, zippered sacks to help you keep all your traveling gear organized.
A lightweight, rolling duffel bag with plenty of compartments to keep you organized.
A perfect pack for the world traveler.
Hiker heaven, redefined, is a month-long hike/paddle/camp in Adventureland.
See the Himalayan giants--and cross three passes more than 17,000 feet high--on this off-the-radar route through the Khumbu region.
Every hike is a pilgrimage, but this new path from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee is holier than most. Literally following in His footsteps, the 40-mile route immerses hikers in biblical history.
Adventure Travel Tips for Backpackers
Don't miss these affordable services, local haunts, and cultural highlights recommended by adventure-travel experts. Plus, bargaining 101.
Stay charged and in touch abroad.
Reduce the physical stress of getting there–and enjoy the ride.
Get backcountry-worthy accident insurance and plan for good-weather windows and low-traffic trails.
Stay on track in exotic terrain with tips from adventurer Pete Takeda.
Save time and energy with a knowledgeable local pro.
Our bags logged thousands of miles–through airports and atop donkeys–and we came back with these top picks, from gigantic rollers and impervious duffels to laptop carriers and packable organizers.
A staff favorite, again and again.
This spacious shoulder bag holds a surprising 45L of goods.
This cargo hauler is outfitted with a surprising number of organizational features.
If you're mixing business with adventure travel, this is the bag for you.
This stable roller bag handles curbs and rough terrain with ease.
These ultralight storage sacks, made from water-resistant and strong Ultra-Sil fabric help you stay super organized.
Going far and going big, hauling monster loads? This is your bag.
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After a season of backcountry skiing, hiking, and climbing everywhere from the Rockies to the Andes, we took the year's best winter gear for a final shakedown in Iceland's remote Glacier Fjords. What we found: awesome ice-carved terrain and the sweetest boat-in camping and skiing on earth.
Our free guide to the 20 best international hikes ever written about in the pages of BACKPACKER.
BACKPACKER's Life List: The International Edition
is a free guide to the 20 best international hikes ever written about in the pages of Backpacker.
Air travel advice from an FAA expert