Lars Hildebrand

30 Flips | 2 Magazines | 37 Likes | 2 Followers | @LarsHildebrand | Director Outdoor & Adventure, outdoor instructor, rope acces worker and traveller

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Schrijf je nú in voor de My Deuter Adventure-actie van outdoormerk Deuter en maak kans op een wandelvakantie naar Zuid-Duitsland voor 2 personen. Zo …

Border Lands | Episode 2

Working in the Portaledge Cubicle in Poumaka, Ua Pou Island, Marquesas Islandsphoto: Keith Ladzinski

<i>Working in the Portaledge Cubicle in Poumaka, Ua Pou Island, Marquesas Islands</i><p>photo: Keith Ladzinski

9 things you must do in Scotland

Whether you’re after centuries-old castles or vast heather-covered glens, Scotland has something for you – preferably with a 12-year-old single malt …

Vacation Planner, Travel Planning, Tips & Savings

Retirement

Top 5: Urban beaches

Langholmen, Stockholm. Image: Alamy<p><b>01 Langholmen Stockholm</b><br>Forget imported sand — this is a real beach on a tiny city-centre island, just a 10-minute …

Vietnam from top to bottom

It isn’t about big name attractions, but Vietnam has quietly claimed its rightful place as one of Asia’s most satisfying destinations. Offering …

Costa Rica Honeymoon: Weather and Travel Guide

With two breathtaking coasts only a short plane ride away from each other -- one on the Pacific, the other on the Caribbean -- Costa Rica is the …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

21 Game-Changing Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

Travel hacks? Bring 'em on.<p>This graphic breaks down those tricks that'll simplify your trip, from planning to packing to keeping your belongings safe and sound. As always, booking tips are up to interpretation -- buying at the last minute isn't <i>guaranteed</i> to get you a cheaper ticket -- but they can …

Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb drink] …

Forget Selfies, Dronies Are The New Must-Take Travel Photo

Selfies are <i>so</i> last season.<p>Meet "dronies," the cooler, more adventurous, amped-up sibling of the oft-maligned selfie.<p>A "dronie" is basically a selfie from the sky, taken not at arm's length from your smartphone but from an uber-cool drone that flies above you, photographing not only your face, but …

Victoria Falls: It's BIG!

The size and scope of the world's largest single waterfall is in many ways beyond comprehension, until you see it with your own eyes.<p>Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is the largest single sheet of falling water in the world. 360 feet high, a mile wide, and flowing on …

Your Adventure Bucket List

Trips to Take Before You Die<p>A bucket list without a destination is like a bucket without a handle—it just goes nowhere. Well, we've got a plan for you, and it culminates with these 30 perfect escapes.<p>Shred the Night Lights<p>We've searched the globe, and it's impossible to top Niseko, Japan, on the …

Having a case of the Mondays? Just picture yourself here, in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. http://on.natgeo.com/1paEKqN Photograph by Dick Pitini

Travel 365: A kayaker tackles rapids on the Reuss River in central Switzerland. http://on.natgeo.com/1qDhQYB #TPC2014 Photograph by Chris Schmid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Best Fishing and Hunting Lodges

Just because you're hunting and fishing doesn't mean you have to be sleeping on the ground and eating your meals by a campfire. Increasingly, luxury lodges are catering to hook and bullet clientele, providing guides, gear, and even gourmet meals for any backcountry adventure. And after you spend …

The Best Cycling Lodges

Even the most dedicated cyclists need to treat themselves sometimes. These destination cycling lodges offer gourmet eats and refreshing vistas, as well as intense group rides on the most punishing routes—exactly what any self-respecting bike fiend needs.<p>Inn at Blackberry Farm<p><b>Walland, …