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Highlands and Islands on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ list

  The Outer Hebrides gained recognition in the form of its beaches, distilleries, and the hiking routes of the Hebridean Way The Scottish Highlands and Islands have been named one of the top regions in the world for travellers in 2019. Lonely Planet has revealed that the region has been listed among its top 10 Best in Travel destinations. Featuring fifth on the list, the guide describes the Highlands and Islands as “one of the wildest, least inhabited and most scenic parts of Europe”. It gives special mention to the…

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7 Tips for Packing All the Right Clothing for Your First Backpacking Trip

It takes a lot to prep before heading out on your first overnight backpacking trip. We’ve broken down what gear you’ll need overall and how to pack food so you don’t go hungry in the wilderness. But with so many activewear and hiking apparel options out there, it can be hard to figure out what clothing is really essential. You’ve got to consider a lot of factors—temperature, weather, comfort, sweat, lack of showers—that you can’t find an easy fix for once you’re out there. So you have to make sure…

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A backpackers guide to Sri Lanka: a one-month itinerary

The crowds head for its Cultural Triangle but Sri Lankas visions also include quieter national park, hiking trails and beaches. Explore it with our guide on what to see and where to stay Why proceed? Few countries in Asia can offer such range in a relatively small area, or are as easily navigable by bus and qualify or even in your own tuk-tuk. Away from the main sights its easy to escape the crowds: instead of Mirissa, whale watch in quieter Kalpitiya a laid-back destination for kitesurfing and opt for…

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17 gifts for people who don’t drink enough water

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. How much water do you drink a day, really? What about your closest pal, or your family? Be honest. If it’s not the two litres recommended, then we’ve got work to do. We all know someone (or are someone) who refuses to reach their daily H2O quota, so perhaps said rebel just needs a little sprucing up of their water receptacle. Plus, with an estimated…

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Go Camping Oregon Trail Style In These New Wagons

Over the last few years, glamping (glamorous camping) has become the hot trend in summer travel. From teepees to decked-out tents, there’s a glamping experience likely to appeal to every type of traveler. The latest glamping experience we’ve learned about is equal parts pioneer and posh, and it’s based at Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging. Conveniently located near the National Park, it draws inspiration from the Oregon Trail, offering two Conestoga wagon replicas as accommodations. Modern Amenities The larger wagon contains a king-size bed and two sets of…

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