As the day drew closer to our trip the news regarding COVID 19 was just numbers and statistics that were chasing us. I didn’t know yet to run or hide, I just knew there were people who it had caught up with and they didn’t live where I did. I was thankful for that, and I made the decision to continue on with a much-anticipated adventure that I had made financial, physical and mental preparations for. My sister, my niece, and my friend Brittany would be backpacking in remote areas of Patagonia for 7 days. We would be sleeping in tents, zip lining across canyons and rivers, climbing mountains, and traversing glaciers. I thought we would go home and go back to our normal routines and lives.
The whole reason my wife and I wanted to start our vanlife escapade was because we were bored of everyday life. We were sick of every single day being the same and having no adventure. Fast forward three months and we’ve been locked down for over 2 of them. Unnecessary travel is illegal under the lock down rules. It would not only be a dick move on our part, but we’d be slapped with a hefty fine. All non-essential retailers are closed and there are obviously no tourist attractions open at the moment. So what are two women stuck in a van supposed to be doing? Apart from the obvious?
Fishing is probably not the most interesting to do. The good thing is that there are a good number of people that love fishing. They even set out a plan where they can charter a ship and head out to sea to do some fishing. When you want to go fishing or something along the lines of fishing out in the open sea, you need to plan for this trip ahead.
Frequently I say yes to trips, and assume I'll be able to use my skills in marketing to pitch my friends to come along for the ride. A ski trip to Japan was no exception.
I'm so glad spring is finally here. For a long time in northern New Hampshire, winter clung on like a fully-embedded tick. Now, it seems the weather has broken for the better. Buds are on the bushes and trees and the threat of snow is thankfully behind us. The better weather brought about the opportunity for doing some fishing, so my brother in-law took out the john boat and we made our way to Mirror Lake to do some fishing.
Hikers all over the world are stuck in their homes, and a lot of them are getting a little stir-crazy if the lockdown wherever they are continues.
When thinking of all the things I plan to do when it is possible to do them, there are so many choices. I already have a bucket list, which seems to get longer as I add two things each time I tick off one. My family and I have so many ideas from a meal at our favourite pub to holidays to helicopter rides. I've thought about how nice it would be to revisit the warm, sandy beaches and clear blue water of Mallorca but, just as much, I would love to enjoy some of our more local spots again.
Pachermo peak climbing is an enticing straight forward snowy peak lying south of Tashi Labtsa which was summited by Phil Boultbee and Dennis Davis in 1955. In reality though, trekking in Nepal is not anything shocking and not too out of the ordinary for anybody who has been on a long hike.
In a remote town in Northern Thailand, 3 hours from any major city, a sleepy town called Pai has given birth to a project called Medicine Circus. What started almost 2 years ago as a group of traveling fire artists passing through town has evolved into a full-scale international collective of multi-talented circus artists, with members hailing from more than 14 countries spread out over 4 continents.