Category: PrepInsights

Dueling Plans: Preparing for our National Parks and PCT Adventures

If you have been following us for any length of time, you know that we are planners. We like to know where we are going, and what we will be doing for each day of a journey. Our upcoming United States National Parks (TTP NPS) adventure is no different. But what made things more challenging this time was that we need to concurrently sort out the logistics for this trip as well as our return to the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Preparing for the Pacific Crest Trail

Sandy details some of our preparation for the Pacific Crest Trail trek.

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Our Next Journey – The Pacific Crest Trail!

On April 17, 2016 we will begin hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). It runs 2,650 miles from the Mexican Border in California to the Canadian Border in Washington.

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More of Our Top Destinations

In this follow-up story, Darren features more favorite destinations from places we visited during the second half of our trip.

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Ten Tips for Successful Travel with Children of All Ages-Part 2

In Part 2 of this story, Sandy provides five more tips for successful travel with children of all ages.

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Ten Tips for Successful Travel with Children of All Ages-Part 1

In Part 1 of this story, Sandy shares the first five tips for successful travel with children of all ages.

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Why We Use Local Guides

Sandy writes about why we use local guides and how we chose them for this journey.

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How I Work while Trekking the Planet

Darren recently completed a Q&A interview on how he works, given our continual travel while we are Trekking the Planet.

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Roughing It – Trekking the Planet Style

During our expedition we have made it a priority to travel to some of the most remote places in the world. When staying in these remote places the conditions can be less than optimal. Sandy discusses the balance we have used in ‘roughing it’ on this journey.

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What I Have Learned, One Year Later-Part 2

In Part 2 of this story, Darren shares some of the ways he has grown personally during our Trekking the Planet journey and his reactions to what we have seen and witnessed to date.

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What I Have Learned, One Year Later-Part 1

At the one year milestone of our journey, Darren writes about what he has learned so far from our around-the-world expedition.

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Ten Hiking Lessons I have Learned while Trekking the Planet–Part 2

Sandy writes about hiking lessons learned during the treks we have completed. Part 2 presents the second five lessons learned.

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