Hiking Archives - Travel Squad Podcast

We did the 4-day Machu Picchu hike on the Inca Trail and it was amazing!. The four day, three night hike through the Andes was an excursion through ruins and a truly memorable experience unlike anything else. We tell stories from hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, give tips if your are planning to […]

August 23, 2022

Everything to Know About the Machu Picchu Hike

This is our ultimate list of the best hiking gear you need if you love hiking as much as we do! We’ve linked our top hiking gear recommendations from Amazon in each category and explain why you need it and how it helps on the trail. From backpacks to headlamps to socks and buffs to […]

July 27, 2021

Hiking Products

This is a fun one! We’re exploring Shenandoah National Park and New River Gorge National Park – the newest national park in the United States. Since they are so close you can couple these two into a weekend trip and see the best of both without taking any PTO! This east coast adventure features wild […]

July 20, 2021

Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park & New River Gorge White Water Rafting

We’re taking you on a quick weekend trip to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for some awesome Capitol Reef hikes – one of which is at sunrise and is absolutely worth it!  In this episode we tell you what to do in Capitol Reef National Park for a two-day visit. We give you the […]

June 15, 2021

Capitol Reef Hikes & What to Do in the National Park

This guest interview features another San Diego local and expert on the hiking scene and how to start backpacking. Hiking with Britt joins the squad to share her favorite trails around San Diego, hiking advice including trail etiquette, how to start hiking and backpacking, tips for new backpackers, and how she got involved with a […]

June 8, 2021

How to Start Backpacking ft. Hiking with Britt

We went on our first weekend road trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks over Easter weekend. We drove 5 hours from San Diego and did one park on each day of this April weekend. We share the best things to see in Sequoia National Parks, and adjacent Kings Canyon National Parks.  There are […]

April 20, 2021

Weekend Hiking Trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Taking you on an energetic weekender in Sedona, Arizona to some of the best hikes in Sedona and best places to visit in Sedona. This majestic mountain town is known for its energy vortexes, gorgeous red rocks, and spiritual and healing vibes. This desert mountain town gets cold in the winter, hot in the summer, […]

February 23, 2021

Weekend Trip to Visit Sedona to Do the Best Hikes

Olympic National Park Hikes & Mt Rainier National Park Hikes in 4 Days We’re taking you up to the Pacific Northwest of the United States to two amazing national parks that you can experience  in one trip. Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Park are four hours driving apart, but are so different.  Mt. Rainier National […]

January 26, 2021

Mount Rainier & Olympic

We’re taking you on another Pacific Northwest trip to explore two amazing national parks for some of the best hikes in North Cascades and Glacier National Parks. Both parks offer amazing mountain views, gorgeous green scenery, and great hiking trails. You can experience both parks in just a few days, we’re giving you the highlights […]

January 26, 2021

Best Hikes in North Cascades & Glacier National Parks

This one is sharing the 10 best national parks we LOVE and know you’ll love to! In this episode we also announce the launch of our new trip itineraries! If you love nature, hiking, and traveling in the U.S. then this episode is for you! We have been to sooooo many national parks and have […]

October 6, 2020

10 Best National Parks You’ll Love

We’re sharing 13 amazing San Diego hikes with the iconic trails and viewpoints America’s Finest City is known for. On this list we have the most popular trails like Potato Chip Rock and Devil’s Punch Bowl and we give lesser known hikes in San Diego that are equally as amazing with less foot traffic. With […]

July 14, 2020

13 of the Best Hikes in San Diego

We are taking you with us on a 3 day weekend getaway to Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Located in New Mexico and Texas, these two parks are only an hour apart, although they are in different states, which makes it easy to experience both of them on a weekend trip. Carlsbad Caverns […]

April 14, 2020

Carlsbad Caverns & Guadalupe Mountains

We’re going on a weekend trip to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, a place with gorgeous orange and red colors, rock formations like hoodoos and archways. We loved Bryce Canyon and you will too! We’re sharing the best hikes in Bryce Canyon for those that love longer hikes and those that are looking […]

March 3, 2020

The Best Hikes in Bryce Canyon

We’re taking a mountain weekend trip and bringing you the best things to do in Big Bear Lake, CA. Big Bear is a cute small Southern California mountain town known for its winter recreational sports, water activities on the lake, and hiking trails. The town is a three-hour drive from San Diego and the Travel […]

January 28, 2020

Things to Do in Big Bear on a Weekend Trip

This one is a hoot! We go to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas for an overnight adventure soaking in hot springs, enjoying nature, and enjoying our friends’ company! This weekend adventure flew us into Dallas with a road trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The only place in the country where the town, and everything in […]

December 17, 2019

Iconic Visit to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

We travel through Peru and in this episode, we’re exploring the cultural city of Cusco. There are so many things to do in Cusco Peru that we did everything on our list and more! It’s small enough to be walkable, but big enough that you can walk  and walk and walk and climb stairs and […]

November 5, 2019

3 Days of Things to Do in Cusco

WE attempted to brave the worst storm in California in 20 years to take a Hwy 1 road trip through Big Sur, but a major mudslide that took out part of the highway prevented us from seeing it all. We recount the mudslide that put a wrench in our plans, but how we recovered for […]

October 1, 2019

The [Almost] Iconic Hwy 1 Road Trip

3 days, 4 states, and so much later on this American Southwest road trip. In episode #8 we tell stories from our three day road trip through Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California and give you tips on how to see it all when you take this trip for yourself. We cover: Road tripping Winter hiking […]

September 10, 2019

American Southwest Road Trip