Cell Phones 101

Cell Phones 101

I’m a bit of a social media addict, so I was constantly taking photos and uploading them to Facebook during my thru-hike. Also, my mom liked to regularly receive reassuring text messages from me letting her know I was still alive. While it’s definitely nice to disconnect from the internet and telephone world for an … Continue reading

What a Hiker Needs to Know About Bike Touring

What a Hiker Needs to Know About Bike Touring

I recently finished a long-distance bike ride (also known as a “bike tour”) from Canada to Mexico along the Pacific Coast. I wanted to give biking a fair shot, even if to prove what I already suspected: I prefer backpacking over bike touring. Nonetheless, it seems wrong not to share my knowledge with anyone who’s … Continue reading

The Best Underwear for Outdoor Sports

The Best Underwear for Outdoor Sports

  Thank you readers for patiently awaiting my return. I just finished my Pacific Coast bike ride from Canada to Mexico (more on that later) and I’m happy to be back and blogging. I hope you all bought a copy of my new ebook, and if you didn’t then you should. While I’m usually adamant … Continue reading

My New E-Book is Available for Purchase

My New E-Book is Available for Purchase

Hello readers, Thank you all for following me and reading my articles. This blog has grown so much and accumulated more followers than I ever thought it would. I have two announcements: 1) I spent the winter writing an e-book and it is finally available for purchase on Amazon Kindle. It’s titled “The Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

Dangers of the Trail and How to Avoid Them

Dangers of the Trail and How to Avoid Them

In my spare time, I like to research trip ideas, mountain ranges, and travel destinations. My current obsessions is the Himalayas in Nepal and India. Do a Google search for “hiking the Himalayas” and the very first page provides an article about a Belgian woman who was decapitated during her trip and the murderer was … Continue reading

Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

Why You Should do Yoga while Hiking

After a day of hiking, you might develop what is referred to as “the hiker hobble.” It’s when you wake up in the morning (or get up after a long break), and all of your muscles are stiff. You inevitably have to hobble around camp for a few minutes before you have full range of … Continue reading

How to Choose a Tent

How to Choose a Tent

So, you’re going to be living in the woods for six months straight. You need a tent. There are plenty of great tents on the market that come in a lots of different styles and prices. How do you choose one? Things to Consider While Tent Shopping: Are you sure you want a tent, or … Continue reading

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

Diva Cup Review and Giveaway!

*I was not paid for this review. I recently decided to try out the Diva Cup¬†because I thought it might be good to bring backpacking. I hit up the company and asked them to donate one to me, which they so kindly did. I actually ended up liking it a lot, and I’ll probably use … Continue reading