I can’t believe it, but I didn’t used to hike. I didn’t even own a backpack. Today, I feel literally lost if I don’t get out and about for a walkabout!
My passion for hiking started when I decided to do an absolutely crazy thing for a girl who had never hiked. I decided to walk across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Say, what?!
When my late partner died of cancer, everything changed for me. I quit my job and started traveling the world. And somewhere along the way, the Camino called me. After that, I started hiking everywhere.
In the United States, I seek out National Parks. Around the world, I seek out historic walkabouts. Please find my collection of hiking stories below, but, first, please make sure you have the essentials for your backpack! My free, printable survival kit is below: