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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 Wisconsin to Chicago. We then flew to […]

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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 be the trip of a lifetime. […]

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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 may have gone to bed late the previous night, but that did not keep […]

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Trail runners have replaced traditional boots as the preferred footwear for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I chose La Sportiva Wildcats for our 2,200 mile journey and this is my La Sportiva Wildcat review. Before making the firm decision of thru-hiking in trail runners I tried both boots and trail runners in the mountains of the […]

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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 miles on the AT, you WILL encounter oppressive temperatures. […]

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In only one or two lines of concise language, quotes can convey humor, stoke our motivation, cause a sentimental sigh, and inspire greatness. The following 20 hiking quotes will make you smile, motivate you to get off the couch, and mentally fuel your next trek. Go Take a Hike! “Because in the end, you won’t […]

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PRE-ORDER SPECIAL In anticipation of the release of our book, THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL – 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts, we are offering two pre-order packages. This is your chance to get the book signed by Chica & Sunsets along with a few extra goodies (outlined below). Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail is the perfect guidebook for someone wanting […]

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