Posts tagged hiking
Seven Fall Hikes in Washington State

Growing up I never understood the allure of autumn - it simply marked the end of my favourite season. The days grow shorter at an alarming rate, the foliage is dying and falling off of the trees and, if you’re like me and live in the Canadian Rockies, the first snowfall of the year can come before summer is even over. It was not until I moved to the east coast when I was 18 that I had my first real autumn. I watched as the leaves ever so slowly shifted from their summer green to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. I was invited on a weekend of apple picking in the valley with good friends and we carved pumpkins a warm evening under a harvest moon. I know this sounds too idyllic to be true - but isn’t that how all first loves are remembered?

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Patagonia - Planning and Packing

In April of 2018 I spent an (almost) month in one of the most beautiful places on earth with Venture Patagonia. We broke our trip into three parts, the first week was spent on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The second week in Los Glaciares National Park on the Argentinian side of the Andes and the final week in Torres del Paine National Park on the Chilean side of the Andes.

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The day I decided to quit my job - A backpacking trip to Havasupai

I remember the moment that I knew I could no longer both work a corporate job and also say yes to all of the things I wanted (needed) to do. It was a Wednesday in early February, I had spent the previous afternoon with Chelsea on a beach on the south shore of Kauai. My phone lit up and it was an invitation from her to go into Havasupai the following week. Every ounce of my being wanted to say yes...

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