Pacific Crest Tales: Elevation, elevation, elevation

Part of a series of Pacific Crest Trail Stories. The Mysterious Stroke Blisters and bad knees aren’t the only ailments that can befall thru hikers on their journey to Canada. We played trail leapfrog with one hiker in our pack, a thirty-something we’ll call Mitch. Before leaving the trail angels Ziggy and the Bear’s (mile … Read morePacific Crest Tales: Elevation, elevation, elevation

The Long Crawl: Hiking 40 Miles in 2 Days on the Appalachian Trail

After 3 years of backpacking the the Appalachian Trail in pieces, Nikita and I began to get more ambitious with our trips, and in 2014¬†completed our longest hike ever, in just 2 days. Before we start, let’s just say that 40 miles is a lot. In 2 days that’s 20 miles a piece- an easy … Read moreThe Long Crawl: Hiking 40 Miles in 2 Days on the Appalachian Trail

Ukrainian Vodka – No Such Thing as a Little Bit

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When it comes to drinking vodka in Ukraine, there’s no such thing as “a little bit.” Let me explain. Even though you’re traveling, don’t assume that everyone is familiar with travelers, or foreigners. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It just means many things can get lost in translation, and not everyone will … Read moreUkrainian Vodka – No Such Thing as a Little Bit

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