Category: travel

Magic on Max Patch

With all but a mile of The Smokies behind us, BigFoot and I planned our biggest day yet. Max Patch, a beautiful mountain bald with tremendous views, was 18 miles ahead, and we wanted to be there to catch the sunset. Thankfully, we awoke…

From The NOC through The Smokies

Well, after our unplanned roadtrip, we crossed our fingers and made our way back to The Trail where we left off. Beverly graciously drove us back to The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), and after a quick lunch, we very happily resumed our hike. Since…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

You make lemonade. Add vodka. And drink it on the nearest beach. No, The AT doesn’t include this gorgeous beach with powdery white sand. And no, we aren’t abandoning our dream of hiking from Georgia to Maine. Let’s back up a little. Since my…

One State Down, 13 To Go!!

Day 4. It was chilly and drizzling leaving Mountain Crossings at Neal Gap. We had another foggy day of climbing up and down the ridge line in the Southern Appalachians. After 6 miles, we hit Tesnatee Gap where The Trail crosses a highway. A small group from…

The Appalachian Trail – Basic Questions Answered

Wait… what are you doing?  In just a few short days, Sean and I will be heading to Georgia to attempt a thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of three long footpaths in The US. The Trail runs from…

13 Ways to Start Seeing the World on a Budget

Ok, it’s not free… but you know that you can budget travel, right? Right? Psst…I spent less than $7,000 traveling through Central and South America for 5 months not working (and it so could’ve been cheaper). Seven grand may sound like a lot. But…

Indianapolis, IN – Welcome to the Circle City

¿De donde eres? -Los Estados Unidos ¿Cual Estado? -Indiana Oh…Indiana Jones! -Sí, exactamente I couldn’t tell you how often that conversation actually happened. Well, I’d like to welcome to  you to the Midwest, The Crossroads of America,  my home, Indiana. It’s not California, Colorado, or…

Coming Home

It’s hard to believe I’ve been home for over a month. My final flight landed me home in Indianapolis, IN, where I was warmly greeted by my sisters, father, and boyfriend. It was pretty surreal seeing all the people I had greatly missed. Since…

Final Leg: Northern Chile, Valparaíso, and Buenos Aires

Well we escaped our Arequipa slump, vacation, rest and decided to keep heading south. We had planned to visit Bolivia but got discouraged by that $160 reciprocity fee (After, we learned this has been reduced to $50 O.o). Onward to Chile. We took an…

Puno and Arequipa

Leaving Cusco, we took the overnight bus to Puno which arrived at about 4 am. We killed a couple hours at the bus terminal and grabbed a cab to Bothy Hostel we saw online. They graciously allowed us an early check in and we…

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