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.

Photography

8/31 Weekly Photography Favorites {Maine}

Happy Sunday Everyone!! This week has been very busy for me. My writing has picked up, my online vintage clothing store is doing great, and I have a couple new business opportunities headed my way. I'm so grateful to be a freelancer. Flexible schedules make me a happy girl. Since I have been consumed with… Continue reading 8/31 Weekly Photography Favorites {Maine}

Thoughts, Travel

The Inevitable Goodbye

I stared at the quickly-moving clouds as a tear streamed down my face and fell on the hard granite rock I chose to lounge on. The clouds captivated me. This island captivated me. Clouds flowed and dissolved as pleased. I hate saying goodbyes and therefore I don’t mind not saying them.I read somewhere to always… Continue reading The Inevitable Goodbye

Thoughts, Travel

Why I Hate Wind

I've decided to rant about wind. The hatred of wind might not seem normal to you. You obviously have never found yourself grasped in a gust or wound up in a whirlwind. Today in Fort Collins, the winds howl outside my window; the wind blows so strong causing my shutters to, well, shutter. I imagine… Continue reading Why I Hate Wind

Hiking, Travel, travel tips

15 Tips for a Girl Wanting to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Deciding to hike the AT causes excitement, joy, and maybe even a bit of anxiety. If the thought of summiting Katahdin brings you to tears, you might just have what it takes to complete those 2,185.9 miles (2013 mileage). Besides finding the gear, the funds, and the time, there is a bit more a hiker… Continue reading 15 Tips for a Girl Wanting to Hike the Appalachian Trail