The Hiatus Is Over Pt. 1

The Hiatus Is Over Pt. 1

An alternate title for this post: Mom, you can stop bugging me now.

The good news is that my hiatus from this blog is over. The bad news is that I really slacked on blogging about some pretty cool places and—because I’m trying to be realistic here—am unlikely to go back and catch up now with very much detail. In fact, I don’t even have it in me to catch you all up in one single post, so this will be a multi-parter.

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Hiking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit Pt. 2

Hiking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit Pt. 2

You can read part 1 here, which outlines the first 10 days of trekking the Annapurna Circuit. 

After we crossed Thorong La (our big 17,700-foot accomplishment of the trek) on Day 10, our hike down from the pass was mostly steep, steep, STEEP! It was a vast contrast from everything else we had experienced and it was painful in a whole new way we didn't expect.

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Hiking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit Pt. 1

Hiking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit Pt. 1

It has been two whole weeks since we got off the Annapurna trail through the Himalayas and returned to “normal” travel life—moving by cars, trains, and planes instead of our own two feet. And although I was happy for a rest and some clean fresh laundry, I find myself looking at photos from the trail nearly every day, still in awe of the Annapurna Conservation Area. I loved the trek so much that I left the trail with a list of thru hikes to complete in 2019 and a renewed desire to trail run.

Anyway, it is about time I share some stories and photos from this incredible trek.

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WWOOFing (Not the Type That Dogs Do)

WWOOFing (Not the Type That Dogs Do)

After returning Winnie, our little campervan, last week, we caught a ride an hour North of Auckland to the small town of Matakana. Nestled in New Zealand’s coastal wine country, Matakana is only about 300 meters of small organic restaurants, expensive designer clothing stores, and fancy chocolate/candle/pillow boutiques catering to the weekenders that drive up from Auckland for a country escape. 

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