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Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and All That

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and All That

Dan (bet you thought I had stopped writing these things) So a week into New Zealand and the weather is a bit shit, fondly remembered towns from our last trip are grim and depressed, then add to the mix a never ending cold I picked up a couple of weeks before departure...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
Finishing the AT and What’s Next

Finishing the AT and What’s Next

Heather We did it!  I can still hardly believe it.  We started on April 6, 2016 and finished September 14, 2016.  We took a total of 18 days off (meaning no hiking at all those days), went through four pairs of shoes each, 3 pairs of trekking poles for Dan, and lost a...
From the rubble

From the rubble

This post is about some things that people from our home town of Christchurch are sick of hearing about. Earthquakes. Rebuilding. And crumbling stone churches. It seems appropriate to be writing about the crumbling earthquake-ravaged churches of Antigua today. Just as...
Little Corn island for the day

Little Corn island for the day

We decided to go to Little Corn island and check out the action, or lack of it, for the day. We had a bumpy boat ride in the straight between the islands which left us not feeling too good when we first arrived to the island. However, we quickly bounced back once we...
On the road in Turkey

On the road in Turkey

It is a lazy Sunday morning and we are 48 hours from our flight to Nepal, sipping tea in a quiet Istanbul neighborhood. The morning news headline is about families of the US consulate staff in Istanbul being asked to leave Turkey, citing security threats. A coup...