Hiking, Travel, travel tips

13 Things the Appalachian Trail (and an AT Thru-Hike) is NOT

After completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I've gotten a variety of silly questions about my hike and the AT. Read about what the AT and an AT thru-hike is NOT from a past thru-hiker's perspective.

Travel, travel tips

7 Items I Never Leave on a Trip Without

During my many different travels, I've dealt with my fair share of trips where I've forgotten some seriously important and not-so-important stuff. I'm not going to lie you to you; I still forget stuff. However, I've come to realize that I do bring some of the same items with me, no matter if I'm going… Continue reading 7 Items I Never Leave on a Trip Without

Destinations, Travel, travel tips

Beach Camping Along Mexico’s Riviera Maya

The Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, specifically the Riviera Maya that stretches from Cancún to Tulum, is a popular vacation destination that has historic Mayan ruins and beautiful beaches. Since my fiancé and I don't have much money to spare for extravagant resort experiences (and, frankly, adventure is more our style anyway), we camp in our two-person tent (or… Continue reading Beach Camping Along Mexico’s Riviera Maya

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The Truths of a Traveler

You've seen him or her before. She’s the girl at the airport running to her terminal with a lightweight backpack, perfectly disheveled hair, and a henna tattoo. He’s the guy flying standby, willing to wait hours for any fruitful destination. You think, now that guy is living, that girl seems fun. Truthfully, that guy is… Continue reading The Truths of a Traveler

Destinations, Travel, travel tips

10 Tips for Backpacking the Big Island of Hawaii

Backpacking Hawaii is a great way to experience the island and the locals. Most visitors to Hawaii stay in resorts. By exploring on foot, you will see sights most tourists won’t see like private beaches, untouched hiking paths, and perfect opportunities to witness both sunrise and sunset by camping on beaches and parks. Disclaimer: This… Continue reading 10 Tips for Backpacking the Big Island of Hawaii