Adventure Travel · Africa · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life

The Trail to Pic Boby is Lined With Moonshine

The blisters on my feet made me loathe closed-toe shoes as I inched my way down the rocky moonscape to our second and final campsite, Tsaranomby. How long had it been since I’d worn anything other than flip-flops? Suddenly, from behind me, I heard a voice. “Mora mora e! (Slowly slowly)” an old guide, technically leading…… Continue reading The Trail to Pic Boby is Lined With Moonshine

Adventure Travel · Africa · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life

Biking the RN7 to Antsirabe

“This’ll be adventurous and totally not dangerous at all,” I sarcastically texted my friend as we made plans to bike the 60 kilometers from my town to the pleasant highland city of Antsirabe one afternoon. “Yes, so adventurous that I’ll hum the Indiana Jones theme song the whole way down,” he responded. I may have to bring…… Continue reading Biking the RN7 to Antsirabe

Adventure Travel · Africa · Madagascar · The Nomadic Life

Trekking through Otherworldly Landscapes in Ankarana National Park

I had spent six months in Madagascar before finally arriving in Ankarana National Park and getting the chance to see the dramatic landscapes and protected species that most tourists witness an abundance of on short, well-catered vacations. Although friends and family might think I sit under giant baobab trees counting lemurs and miniature chameleons in…… Continue reading Trekking through Otherworldly Landscapes in Ankarana National Park

Adventure Travel · In Photos · North America · Oregon · The Nomadic Life

Brookings, Oregon: The End of the Oregon Coast Trail [photos]

For roughly two weeks I followed the Oregon Coast Trail by means of foot and wheel, finally finishing the trip outside Brookings, Oregon and camping there for two nights with the boyfriend. Although hikers can feasibly attempt the trail as a thru-trail, most opt to do it in a series of short day hikes. After…… Continue reading Brookings, Oregon: The End of the Oregon Coast Trail [photos]

Adventure Travel · North America · Oregon · The Nomadic Life

Hiking in Cascade Head, Oregon

Neskowin to Lincoln City The trail unofficially known as Phil was closed for good reason. But since our new friends in Neskowin who had dragged a plastic dining set to the beach to share a sunset pasta dinner with us had assured us it was OK to hike, we trekked on. A mudslide perhaps had…… Continue reading Hiking in Cascade Head, Oregon

Adventure Travel · North America · The Nomadic Life · The United States

Why I Want to Visit the Oregon Coast Trail Right Now

With novice-hiker friendly Camino de Santiago financially out of reach, inspiration for my latest travel daydream is a bit closer to home. 1. Potential for Long-Distance Trekking While most sources seem to point towards day-treks on the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT), over the years the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have developed the OCT as…… Continue reading Why I Want to Visit the Oregon Coast Trail Right Now