Category: travel

Lordsburg to Pie Town: Exploring the Gila River on the CDT

We thought we had left the desert floor behind us when we headed out of Lordsburg, but we still had 15 miles to trudge through the sand without any shade in sight. We spent our sixth day on trail hiking towards the mountains slowly…

From the Aisle to Counting Miles: Why I’m Thruhiking the Continental Divide Trail

As recommended by The Trek, I wrote down the reasons why I decided to hike the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail in 2015 and 2016, respectively. With my Continental Divide Trail thruhike beginning in two short weeks, I figured I would once again…

The Little Three: The Long Trail, The John Muir Trail, and The Colorado Trail

Have you ever considered a thruhike? When that phrase comes to mind, I imagine many people think of the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail both of which are over 2000 miles long and take 5ish months to hike end to end. I understand…

Living the Life I Love – Adventures of 2017

Wow, we really had an incredible 2017. We… Got engaged on top of a mountain!! Tried scuba diving for the first time Saw 17 States and 4 countries Hiked about 750 miles Witnessed a total solar eclipse at an epic music festival And so…

Backpacking on a Budget – How We Manage Long Term Travel

I’ve been very blessed to have spent the last four years living out of a backpack either on the trail or hostel hopping between countries. It’s a life that I never thought possible in my wildest dreams. But, here I am, doing the writing…

Appalachian Trail vs Pacific Crest Trail

Appalachian Trail vs Pacific Crest Trail We are frequently asked which trail is “harder” or which trail is “better” both of which are extremely difficult questions to answer. Since these trails traverse entirely different environments, the two trails actually have very little in common…

The Colorado Trail: 75 Miles from Silverton to Durango

Day 33 – 10.3 Miles We pulled ourselves out of Silverton just after noon with enough supplies for our final 75 miles of the Colorado Trail. We walked through a light rain for a couple hours and stopped after about ten miles of hiking…

Central America. 6 Weeks. 4 Countries. $2650. Part 5 – How to Plan a Trip to Central America

That’s right! We went to Central America for 6 Weeks, visitedΒ 4 Countries, and spent $2650 per person. And you can too!! Part 5 – How to Plan a Trip to Central America Step 1: Determine Your Time Frame Although Central America looks small, don’t…

Central America. 6 Weeks. 4 Countries. $2650. Part 4 – Belize

That’s right! We went to Central America for 6 Weeks, visitedΒ 4 Countries, and spent $2650 per person. (And you could too!) Here’s where we went and what we did! Part 4: Belize Getting In Coming from Honduras, we took the Pride of Belize from…

Central America. 6 Weeks. 4 Countries. $2650. Part 3 – Honduras

That’s right! We went to Central America for 6 Weeks, visitedΒ 4 Countries, and spent $2650 per person. (And you could too!) Here’s where we went and what we did! Part 3: Honduras Getting In Coming from Guatemala, we took a direct shuttle from Antigua…

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