Category Archives: Hiking

She’ll be comin round the mountain

Well hello friends! Figure I would do my last RTW post on my trip’s one-year anniversary :). Turns out lawyers work a lot, and there isn’t much time for, well, anything but billable hours. More reflection is needed on this … Continue reading

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Throwing up the “W” for Walker in Patagonia

“What the fuck, man!” We were talking with the American Airline representatives at Miami International about getting seated together when a man with a Chilean accent aggressively got in our faces. My brother Red and I looked quizzically at him … Continue reading

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At the end of the world with Jesus and Narcissus

(Updated) This was not a pleasant post to write. Nor was Spain’s Camino de Santiago a pleasant hike. I write very much off the cuff, but remind you at the outset that my experience is but one. And an unusual … Continue reading

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Santorini, with a kama sutra closing

Before I left for Santorini, I met two people in Athens who were in town for an international travel writer’s convention. First, I met a woman from London who quit the practice of law to freelance. I then met Nathaniel … Continue reading

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A shot of whiskey to chase death: the Langtang-Helambu trek

I’ve had a few brushes with death in my life. I’ve been mugged by a small gang, nearly blown up and then stampeded during a riot, and been moments from being stoned to death. But never, have I ever, been … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters in Sa Pa

Like the butterflies that roam Vietnam’s terraced mountains, Sarah is larger than life. The day after she flew in from LAX, we girled around Hanoi, exploring historical sites, buying gifts for loved ones, and getting our nails done — all … Continue reading

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Summiting Mount Rinjani

“After I’m done traveling this year, I’ll be ready to settle down and, you know, grow flowers,” he said to me and the Dutch student on the bus. There was a pregnant pause where none of us so much as … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman: the Goldilocks Walk

The Abel Tasman track — named after an explorer for the Dutch East India Company in the 1640s who thought he had reached South America — is one of the nine Great Walks that hugs the northern coastline of New … Continue reading

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Kepler Track

(Updated post about the glow worm caves here) The Kepler track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, situated between Lake Te Anau, (the “cave of rain,” as named by the Maori), and Lake Manapouri. It’s a four-day 60 km … Continue reading

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