Etsy Holiday Gift Guide for Hiking Enthusiasts

It’s no secret that Chica and love supporting individual artists and small business owners. Some of the gear used on the Appalachian Trail and our Camino de Santiago hike were hand made by seamstresses with Etsy stores. For this holiday season we have created a guide...

ULA Photon Backpack Review

Planes, Trains, Automobiles ... and Feet Chica and I just returned from an incredible adventure and I used a new piece of gear that I want to talk about: the ULA Photon Backpack. Our 50-day trip to Europe started on an Amtrak train that shuttled us from central...

Camino de Santiago Gear List

Below are two complete Camino de Santiago gear lists, one for the men and one for the women. While walking the Appalachian Trail Chica and I dreamed up the next adventure. We both agreed a trip to Spain to walk the 500 mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela would...

Transitioning From a Thru-Hike Back to Normal Life

Please welcome Philip Sheehy (trail name: Homebound) who is guest posting with us today about reintegration to normal life upon finishing his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Homebound is a 22 year old from New Hampshire. He recently graduated college a semester...

La Sportiva Wildcat Review

Trail runners have replaced traditional boots as the preferred footwear for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I chose La Sportiva Wildcats for our 2,200 mile journey and this is my La Sportiva Wildcat review. Before making the firm decision of thru-hiking in trail...

5 Ways to beat the heat on an AT thru-hike

The Appalachian Trail is famous for its Green Tunnel and one might think with all that shade, sun, and heat are not a problem, one would be wrong. Avoiding hot days on a long-distance backpacking trip is near impossible and over the course of six months and 2,200...

THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL – The Book

“I think this book is worth 10 Appalachian Trail memoirs.” ~ Evan “eWolf” Schaeffer – Evan’s Backpacking Videos (YouTube)   Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail is the perfect guidebook for someone wanting to hike the AT. The book touches on just about everything you...

Snakes on the Appalachian Trail

Overall, Chica and I were surprised by the number of animals we saw during our 6-months on the Appalachian Trail. Maybe it’s because we hiked as a couple and were not very stealthy, but we just didn’t see that many, especially mammals. Four bears, two moose, a few...

Stay tuned for our next adventure ... walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain this September.

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