How to Go Hiking Abroad

Backpacking abroad doesn't need to be intimidating. Plan, prep, and go on your next international adventure with confidence using our handy guide.

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Four thousand miles between your home and your hike? Don’t let getting to the trailhead slow you down. We polled dozens of travel professionals, including guides, athletes, travel writers, and our
very own staff— to bring you these field-proven tips. Improve your
packing, planning, gear, health, and skills for surviving worst-case adventure scenarios— and start globetrotting like an expert.

Scout International Routes

Travel Like a Pro
Ghislain Mary

Stay on track in exotic terrain with tips from adventurer Pete Takeda. Read the Full Article

Find a Guide

Travel Like a Pro
Drouyn Cambridge

Save time and energy with a knowledgeable local pro. Read the Full Article

Prepare & Schedule

Milford Sound
Jocelyn Kinghorn

Get backcountry-worthy accident insurance and plan for good-weather windows and low-traffic trails. Read the Full Article

Travel Comfortably

travel like a pro
Richard Eriksson

Reduce the physical stress of getting there–and enjoy the ride. Read the Full Article

Stay Healthy

Travel Like a Pro
Staff Sgt. Danielle Bacon

Tackle everything from jet lag to malaria (and those pesky mosquitoes) with our guide to staying healthy abroad. Read the Full Article

Choose What to Pack & Find Gear Deals

Travel Like a Pro

Pick and choose what to pack for long or multi-activity trips. Plus, three ways to avoid overspending when outfitting your next trip. Read the Full Article

Get Wired

Garmin inReach Mini

Stay charged and in touch abroad with our tips and product recommendations. Read the Full Article

Carry on Your Camp Kit + Must-Have Medicines


TSA-approved camp kit carry-on items. Plus, meds you might need abroad. Read the Full Article

How to Pack Your Duffel


Carry more, protect your pack, and ease transit. Read the Full Article