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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Darcy's alarm went off at 5 A.M. as we had discussed the night before. I'd chosen not to wake him up at two when I had decided I was no longer going for an early morning swim. We'd spent the entire night curled up under our towels trying to keep warm and turning over in the car seats in an attempt to get comfortable, the last thing I wanted was to dip into what I confidently assume would be the ice cold water of the river at the campground. I had already changed my alarm to ring at 5:30, but he groggily reached to silence his.
7 Tips for Surviving Long Term Travel
Taking a vacation and committing to traveling long term are not the same thing. On vacation, every day is the best day of your life. You’ve got an idea of what you want to fill your days with, and you’re constantly going on fun (usually expensive) excursions. Long term travel has days like that, but for the most part you’ve just committed to living an everyday life—just in a new country. It’s a different beast entirely, and it comes with its own set of rules for survival. These are my top tricks for not just surviving, but really making the most of your adventures.
Memories I want so badly to hold onto are capsized by thoughts I wish desperately to forget. It is a pain that does not assign blame but remains ever present.
Marathon mouth, you’ve stopped to watch someone else run, The cogs and gears behind your eyes have slowed, An intense stare and my nerves find themselves spun,