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 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

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

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...