It doesn’t matter if you’re a honeymooner or a family of four, the magnificence of Maui never seems to disappoint. We took advantage of our time there, while visiting for a friend’s wedding, to explore both sides of the island paradise a few days before and after the festivities. From the touristy tiki torches of Lahaina in the east to the surreal sunrise on Mount Haleakala in the wild west…
The Vermont Long Trail (VLT) goes the length of the state and covers 273 miles, going over almost every 3000+ mountain in the state. Jane and I have hiked many of the worlds great trails, such as the Camino de Santiago, Hadrian’s Wall Path and most of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I’ve also completed the Appalachian Trail. In spite of all this experience, I wasn’t prepared for just how challenging the VLT is. What it lacks in altitude and length, it makes up for with attitude and terrain. Additionally, we chose to hike it through all-time record rainfall. We’ve never seen such rain. Regardless, we did have fun and fell in love with the people of Vermont, they were wonderful and we met sensational hikers along ….
We are finally getting settled into our new home in Costa Rica. After unpacking our backpacks, getting beds, a car and all the little necessities that come along with putting down roots, we’re finding time to explore the area around where we live. And there is plenty to explore in the mountains of Costa Rica! We have everything from whitewater rafting to waterfalls to mountain hikes, and the beach is still less than an hour away.
We are very excited to be hosting Casey’s sister for a month which is the perfect excuse to get out and play tour….