His rough and toughness was what attracted me to him. I needed a strong dog that could handle life on trails, in tents and in the mountains.
So I did not expect what would come next. In fact, I feel awful about it. Having done a 4 hour, 13km climb to the Ice Cave in Kluane two weeks ago where his energy and stamina seemed unfaltering, I figured a 7km climb’n’camp would be no problem! … More Expectation Vs. Reality, the Camping with Dogs Edition
April 2018 Mt. Kirkjufell should not have been climbed this time of year. I DO NOT recommend this. The soggy grounds, still in the grips of winter, combined with the unpredictable Icelandic weather, make this climb a very dangerous one. However! I firmly believe I experienced Iceland’s best week of weather. With maybe 10 minutes … More Mt. Kirkjufell, Iceland, a Gallery
HOSTAL LAS LAGOS, Guatemala City Quite literally a hop, skip and a jump from the airport which is -really- handy when you are flying into a country you know nothing about after a long non non-stop flight (that’s right, I use double negatives!). Did I mention it’s dark out? And as every backpacker knows, the … More Guatemala Hostel Life
Jumping off back of chicken bus #2 at 9:45 am, 3000m above sea level and it’s -really- hot. Probably because I’ve been traveling since 3:45 a.m with fleece pants and a thermal top on, but also because it’s already 30 degrees and I’ve been sandwiched against a rickety bus window and two other locals on … More Volcan Tajumulco
We’ve never missed a payment, never been short on anything we need, and we’ve repeatedly been able to indulge in what we want. … More The Envelope Method