Diamante Cave and Waterfall Hike Costa Rica

Diamante Cave and Waterfall Hike Costa Rica

Have you always wanted to sleep in a cave? Do you like waterfalls and hiking? If you’re looking for a non-touristy hiking excursion, this will not disappoint!  Diamante Cave and Waterfall Hike is found in the Perez Zeledon (southern zone) area of Costa...
Self-Publishing for Newbies

Self-Publishing for Newbies

Hello friends! Greg and I get questions all the time on self-publishing, so we have decided to do a blog post on it for you. Here is our advice, answers, and tips for you: 1. Why did you self-publish vs. publishing the traditional way? Well, that answer is quite...
Etsy Holiday Gift Guide for Hiking Enthusiasts

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

ULA Photon Backpack Review

Planes, Trains, Automobiles … and FeetChica 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

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

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...
Getting into Hot Water

Getting into Hot Water

In addition to articles about the Appalachian Trail occasionally we will post about other travels we have had. This piece of travel writing is an excerpt from my memoir Costa Rica Curious and takes place on our due diligence trip before we moved to Costa Rica.  Grecia...