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Featured Hiking Links and Websites

Here are links to interesting, informative and entertaining articles and information about walking. But don’t take our word for it. Check them out yourself. Remember, it’s the “Internet” and there are so called “experts” everywhere. Though they have been initially reviewed by our staff, we can’t vouch for them. It doesn’t mean there not cools sites, but it does mean we don’t want to hear from your lawyer.

  • Winter Hiking Safety – Want to stay safe during your winter hikes? SectionHiker.com is a good site that covers the basics of hiking safely in the winter and provides good links to other valuable info.

Walking and Hiking Trips and Travel (Our Adventures)

The Walking Connection offers journeys to exciting destinations in a style that had been defined by its creators, Gene and Jo Ann Taylor. We balance adventure with comfort in exceptional vacations. Our expeditions are about freedom – yours! Expertly designed itineraries and flawless execution of the details ensures you will have time to explore, learn and immerse yourself into all a destination has to offer.

Every Walking Connection Travel Experience is about you seeing the world at your own pace – backed by our careful planning and commitment to setting the highest standards of comfort, luxury and adventure. We select the most interesting destinations – often linking distances with small cruise ships, land rovers, helicopters, kayaks, trains and sometimes even elephants or camels. Whether you are on a scheduled small group adventure, a “give back” trip or private family adventure, you can be sure that …

Featured Walking Connection Hiking Adventures

Heli-hiking in The Bugaboos…”If you can only go on one vacation adventure for the rest of your life, this is it. It is simply one of the best hiking experiences of all times.” Gene Taylor (16-time heli-hiker)

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Healthy Lifestyle

We want to be your connection to walking, hiking, adventure travel, active living and healthy lifestyles!

If you are visiting our web site because you love to walk, hike and take in all the wonderful destinations the world has to offer, then you are in the right place. In 1989, we were intrepid baby boomers who decided to exchange the frenetic pace of the “corporate life” for the relative peace of greener pastures around the world, literally. We co-founded The Walking Connection and for the last 22 years we have made it our business to share our views and practices on healthy active living through this website and to create and lead other adventurous travelers on incredible journeys to more than 30 countries around the world.

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