G.Hammer and I were married August 10, 2013, and spent our honeymoon backpacking through Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, then climbing Montana’s highest mountain, Granite Peak. We agreed then we should be in the backcountry for all our anniversaries, too. In 2014 we were backpacking in Glacier National Park and Greg surprised me by packing in his […]
I don’t know when I first heard about Iceland’s most popular hiking trail, but it had been on my travel wish list for some time. It’s just under 51 miles long, and the FI (Ferðafélag Íslands, or the Iceland Touring Foundation) maintains five huts conveniently located within 7-9 miles of each other along the way. There […]
Hahaha just kidding. Iceland is not a budget destination, so just put that out of your head now. But… there are ways around the high price tag if you’re flexible and have a sense of adventure! It’s ironic, you can fly on WOW air from the States for $99 each way, but you’ll pay $150/night […]
The trick to traveling cheap and sticking to a budget is packing and preparing food you look forward to eating. Like fried eggs and baked beans, am I right? We’ve been traveling with the same energy bars since November, and while one of them would make an entire meal for one of us, who the […]
Alright, forget all that Anse Lazio crap. We heard the most beautiful beach in the world was actually on La Digue, so again, we had to go find out for ourselves. La Digue is the third largest inhabited island in Seychelles and is chock-full of granite. Granite mountains, granite boulders, granite granite granite. We love […]
There’s no bus service from the Victoria terminal to the jetty and it’s about a fifteen minute walk. It was hot and sweaty with our backpacks but worth not paying exorbitant taxi prices. ST, TM. I forgot to bring ginger capsules for seasickness on the ferry to Praslin so I ate a bunch of ginger cookies […]
Seychelles is an independent African nation consisting of 115 islands nearly 1000 miles off the coast of Kenya and Tanzania. 41 of the islands are made of granite, the other 74 are made up of coral. About 167 million years ago Seychelles was part of Gondwana until they, along with Antarctica, India, Madagascar, and Australia […]
Final drive- H9 to Phalaborwa Gate via Sable Hide. Shoestrings Airport Lodge. It seemed like we saw more elephants from Letaba to Phalaborwa than the rest of the park combined. One group had over fifty pachyderms! And it was there I spotted (pun intended) our very first leopard. I was in shock; I couldn’t even speak. […]
Drive 1- Satara H1-3 to H6 to S41. S90 to S89 to H1-5 to S91/S92 to Olifants Camp, then S44, S93, S46, and S94 to Letaba. Drive 2- Night drive Letaba S69 loop to S95 loop, back to Letaba. Letaba campground. We weren’t wasting our time on S100 again, so we took the tar road […]
Drive 1- Satara S100 to S41, Sweni Hide, H6 to Satara. Drive 2- Satara H7 to S36 to S126 to H1-3, H6 to Sonop waterhole, H6 back to Satara. Satara campground. Every day in Kruger is better than the last. Every morning is so exciting and beautiful, every day is hot and lazy, every evening […]
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