In 2013, Greg and Jen left the corporate world where work more, make more, spend more was the mantra, and moved to Costa Rica. They became experts on the country and each wrote Amazon best selling books on the subject of chucking it all and moving abroad. You can find Jen’s Amazon Author Page here and Greg’s Amazon Author Page here. Jen also has a successful jewelry business, which was established in Costa Rica (and since has incorporated hiking jewelry and wood art!).
After 4 years of enjoying Costa Rica and a new fondness for hiking in the mountains of the Central Valley where they lived, the couple decided it was time for a new adventure. What could be better than spending 6 months living in the woods and hiking the entire Appalachian Trail?
Starting on Springer Mountain, Georgia on March 22, 2017 and ending on Mount Katahdin, Maine on September 16, 2017 their thru-hike was THE adventure of a lifetime! Along the way they became known by their trail names Chica and Sunsets, and documented their journey daily on their YouTube channel Chica and Sunsets. They also write about their experiences here on this blog.
Since the AT, the couple has thru-hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Spain (2018), the Bartram Trail (2020), and the Colorado Trail (2020) (all documented on YouTube).
They own and operate “Chica & Sunsets Hostel” for hikers in Franklin, NC, established in 2020 – click here for more info.
The couple’s philosophy is to work to live, not the other way around, and they continue chasing adventure – not the dollar.