Hiking

Dave with backpack

The Best Hiking Pack I Have Ever Owned

After 18+ months and 200+ miles, I'm very impressed with my Osprey Talon 44 hiking pack. Here's why.

Mueller Hut Route view

The Mueller Hut Route: A Gloriously Tough Day Hike

The Mueller Hut route in Mount Cook National Park was a tough, sweaty, wonderful day hike.

Bubbles and rocks, Acadia

Making the Most of a Day in Acadia National Park

How to get the most out of Acadia National Park when you totally underestimate how long you need there.

Camino day 1 view

My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

My updated guide to the gear I used while walking the Camino de Santiago Frances, Portuguese, and Finisterre routes.

Beachside trail, Camino Portuguese

A Guide to Walking the Portuguese Camino de Santiago

I walked the Camino Portuguese, from Porto to Santiago, Muxia, Finisterre, and back to Santiago again. Here's my detailed trip report, packing list, and planning guide.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 views

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

Hadrian's Wall Trail, day 4 downhill

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

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