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Can We Talk About Why Hiking Is Awesome For A Second?

August 5, 2015

Seriously, hiking is the bomb.


Until recently, when I thought of hiking I thought only of heavy boots and questionable large men with big backpacks (probably because of Pokemon)…. But after having been hiking a bit this year, I’ve come to realise why hiking is awesome. Hiking is great for a bunch of reasons (some health related, some not):

+ almost everyone can do it! (if you can walk, you can hike)
+ burns calories, increases energy and all the other benefits of aerobic activity
+ nature is pretty (and vitamin D!)
+ improves balance
+ boosts mood

Not bad right? The hardest part of hiking is probably finding trails. Living in NYC I thought I’d have to put hiking on hold for a bit but a quick Google search later… turns out there are a bunch of trails not even an hour away.

My favourite part of hiking is the nature (I sound like a hippie I know) but when else do you find yourself in a forest surrounded by nothing be trees and prettiness? While I get this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I’d definitely recommend trying it at least once! (Even if you have to go in non-professional hiking footwear (ie sneakers) like me). If you do go hiking, you would be better off if you make sure that you bring some suitable kit and equipment. For example, many people buy bug out bags or survival watches for preppers when going hiking instead of using items that they would normally use in day to day life.

Are you a hiking fan? What’s the best thing you’ve seen on a trail? Have you got any suggestions on what other equipment I could need as I get more into hiking? Are you thinking we could get some data meters to make the hike more interesting? I have found a really good backpack thanks to this review I’d seen online one day: but other than that, I don’t know what else to get.




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  • Kat Horrocks August 5, 2015 at 12:29

    What a beautiful waterfall! I definitely would love to go hiking more. I should soon really before it gets cold again in the UK!

    Kat |

    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:27

      I took a million pictures of this waterfall! And you definitely should; UK summer weather is perfect for hiking.

  • Elyse August 5, 2015 at 12:31

    I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove hiking!
    Was that too exaggerated? A few years back I hiked up Mount Washington with my family– When we started out it was sunny and hot, then halfway up it started to rain, then we got closer to the jagged rocks and it began to thunderstorm. By the time we reached the top we couldn’t even see below us. (my luck is routinely bad) BUT it was a memorable experience, so there’s that!

    I highly recommend you do it sometime, and hope your luck is better than mine!

    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:28

      Wow that sounds like a crazy trip but as long is to was pretty and you had good company it was probably worth it! I went on some trails in NC that were gorgeous (ie. that waterfull though…). Thanks for reading Elyse!

  • Rainbow-Rose Blossom August 5, 2015 at 21:16

    I would love to get more into hiking, growing up my family use to go camping every summer and we would do all sorts of walks. Nature is indeed just so beautiful and peaceful, it’s nice not to have to worry about social media or people and just take some time out and enjoy the beauty!

    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:28

      Agreed! Life gets crazy and getting somewhat lost in nature can be so relaxing. Thanks for reading <3

  • ISA Professional August 5, 2015 at 22:01

    Such a beautiful place to hike. We’re guilty of not doing enough hiking any more, definitely need to take it back up.

    ISA Professional

    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:29

      It’s a trail in South Carolina (I’ve forgotten the name of it now though….). It’s always so nice to get back out there!

  • Viciadas Em Livros August 6, 2015 at 08:46

    Bom dia

    Amei este post e me encantei em conhecer o seu blog. Ele é cheio de estilo, ótimas dicas e tem uma aparencia espetacular! Fiquei muito feliz em te conhecer.


    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:30

      Aww, thank you! I’m glad you liked it <3

  • Milla August 6, 2015 at 08:53

    The best thing is definitely the beautiful nature you can explore!! – I once saw a beautiful waterfall:))


    • Pia S August 6, 2015 at 11:30

      Aren’t waterfalls the best? Thanks for stopping by, Milla!

  • Quinn August 6, 2015 at 22:27

    So how about I’ve never really been hiking! You’re inspiring me to want to give it a go. It looks like a great workout with the best view!

  • Mhaan Delos Santos August 7, 2015 at 01:49

    I used to hike before I get pregnant. I miss the smell of the mountains lols! Hope I could do this with my little boy someday.

  • Heidi August 7, 2015 at 03:41

    I love hiking! I love taking long walks in nature and that’s pretty much was hiking is! 🙂

  • Harija Ravi August 7, 2015 at 12:32

    WOW this is just amazing!! Great post, can’t wait to read the next one!!

    Thanks a bunch for your support on my blog,I am glad you liked my recent post on My Pan AM Experience:


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    Ah I’m moving out to San Diego in a few weeks and finally get to hike on the daily! (I grew up in Florida then moved to Louisiana). Not sure if you know about Treman State Park, or how far it is, but my NY friend absolutely raves about it. Cheers!


  • Charlotte September 23, 2015 at 06:56

    Such a beautiful place to hike. I love hiking too! Thank you so much for sharing these!

    Charlotte ? MissyDress

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