Top Blogs Revisited – How to Import GPX into Google Maps to Make a GPS Track-Viewer – Urban Hiker

As the Summer season starts to wind down, this site typically revists some top blogs that have had a large number of viewings.

More and more people are taking to hiking as a low-cost, healthy, social/leisure pursuit. There are a number of expensive gadgets out there but this article highlights how you can harness the android power of your phone.

https://dralfoldman.com/2017/04/29/how-to-import-gpx-into-google-maps-to-make-a-gps-track-viewer-urbanhikr

 

Opinion – Unmissable adventures around the world – Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet proposes hiking, ¬†climbing, cycling, surfing, canoeing, as a few of the countless ways to explore a country, if you’ve got a taste for adventure. Then it answers the question, ‘But which of these pulse-quickening experiences fall into the ‘don’t-leave-without’ category?’

Source: Unmissable adventures around the world

To my surprise, we’ve done four of the nineteen proposed adventures – not bad for a couple of seniors.

What about you?

Of course, there are different types of travel, for example:

  • Independent travellers
  • Adventurous independent travellers
  • Group travellers
  • Cruise lovers

Much depends upon your passion, fitness, interests, available time, budget, independence and risk profile.

Marilyn and I are passionate independent travellers with a controlled taste for adventure. For example, one of our most previleged travel experiences was working with Giant Pandas in Sechuan, China (our blog was translated in Mandarin and Japanese to share with others lovers of Giant Pandas)

For more of our adventures, see our travel blogs:

Discover the Orient & the Pacific

Taking the Slow Road to Cyprus

But many people of our age prefer group travel or cruises – good luck to them but it’s not for us.

Thoughts?