Americans: where was your favorite international backpacking trip?


Aug 29, 2019
Only been on 3 so not much experience backpacking out of the US....
Kerry Way in Ireland and
Della Falls on Vancouver Island in BC
North Coast Trail on Vancouver Island BC

Kerry Way was in the off season with my daughter. Great people, great scenery, great history and great hiking partner.

Della Falls was much shorter but more of an adventure, I kayaked to the trailhead and did it in the summer.

North Coast was probably the hardest, had the most people and the most wildlife. Was wet and muddy everytime and saw/heard several crazy stories on that trail. Done it three times, twice with my daughter and once by myself.

Pick one to do over again it would be the Kerry Way...


Dec 16, 2020
One of my favorites was Ausangate in Peru. You can find plenty of info about the trek online. If you do it, I highly recommend spending a few nights in upper Upis at the home of Cayetano Crispin to acclimate. The room is basic, but comfortable. He has amazing natural hot springs, incredible views, and is one of the friendliest, happiest people I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. Contact him (en espanol) at:, or on whatsapp +54 974327538


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Nov 18, 2022
Yosemite is the ideal climbing destination in America for many people, and rightly so. No climbing trip would be complete without a visit to this legendary park that inspired John Muir and millions of others. This climbing destination is world-renowned and known for its sustained cracking climbs in Merced River Canyon. The multi-day climbs are also popular with adventurers. I live in the closest town to this place, Anaheim. It is one of the most affordable cities in southern California and is very safe for you. I think you will like it too.
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Nov 10, 2020
My two favorite international backpacking trips are both in New Zealand, the Travers-Sabine loop in 2005 with my soon to be wife
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And then fast forward to a 2018/2019 New Years trip in Abel Tasman National Park on the Inland Track with my wife and 7 year old daughter.
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Wonderful memories! COVID preventing us from NZ travel the past few years, but we'll be returning to visit my wife's family over the Christmas holiday this year.
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