Since I was going to conquer the mountain alone, I decided to sign up for the geological tour that was hosted by the Mount St. Helen’s Institute

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“If you are a hiker in good shape, this hike will tear you apart. All you’ll be able to say is, “I can’t take it much longer!” However, if you are a hiker in excellent shape, who has hiked Mount Defiance the hard way, you may have so much fun you’ll barely realize how sore you are hiking this mountain.”

https://postcardstoiowa.com/2016/08/14/climbing-mt-st-helens-2

I’m definitely missing the mountains and my usual weekend warrior adventure schedule

Keywords: Colorado, hikes, rmnp, rmnp hikes, rocky mountains

I know I’m doing a lot of vicarious living right now through everyone else’s adventure posts, and I hope that I can provide the same for all of you.

https://handstandsaroundtheworld.blog/2020/03/31/rocky-mountain-national-park-hikes-mills-jewel-and-black-lakes

While a lot of China is being modernized, the Great Wall is an everlasting legacy of an ancient time where construction of such a huge military barricade almost seems impossible

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When arriving in Beijing, we both knew a must-do was to spend one of our three days exploring the nearby sections of the Great Wall of China, as arguably the wall is the most iconic monument in all of China. Having learned about how the Great Wall was built as protection from the northern Mongol invaders as a high-schooler, I was giddy with excitement to finally get my first chance to see this colossal feat in person – I mean come on it spans 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers)!

https://themarridlife.com/2020/02/17/jiankou-to-mutianyu-great-wall-hike

50 Epic Yet Offbeat Things To Do in Cape Town!

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Based on 2.5 months in the city, my ultimate guide to things to do in Cape Town.

As a digital nomad, I’m always faced with a conundrum. I can either be close to nature or live in a hip, urban city with incredible food and diverse cultures. I can either have easy access to hiking trails or to music and film festivals. I can either detach myself from everything in the mountains or be plugged into the digital world with fast wifi.

As a digital nomad, I often feel like I can’t have it all.

But my recent digital nomad stint in Cape Town changed that. On my whirlwind first trip to South Africa 5 years ago, I knew it was a beautiful city. But I had no idea just how much it would indulge and inspire me.

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In late 2019, I ended up spending 2.5 months in the city…

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Caribbean getaway: spending a long week-end in Santa Marta & the Tayrona National Park

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As it is currently pouring over Bogota, I thought now was as good a time as any to tell you what I was up to last week-end, which was extra long for me as Colombia also celebrates Columbus Day as Dia de la Raza y la Hispanidad, literally Race and Hispanicity Day. Controversies surrounding genocidal maniac Christopher Columbus aside, with that Monday off, and since I don’t have class on Tuesdays and my first class is at 5 P.M. on Wednesdays, I jetted off to the area of Santa Marta, in the North of Colombia.

Why Santa Marta? Well, because I already had arranged for accommodation up there since before I even left Europe. How? Because I stayed with a Couchsurfing member who I had already interacted with a few times on the website’s forums, and who had extended me an invitation up north whenever I would get…

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Oklahoma hiking: The Mountain Trail, Robbers Cave State Park

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Golden hour light on the Mountain Trail at Robbers Cave State Park, Okla.

Once my fall races ended in November, I did a major re-think about how I scheduled my time. It seemed I was devoting six days a week for training toward some sort of goal, be it a race or some arbitrary strength metric that usually meant I was sticking close to home every week so I wouldn’t miss a workout.

That meant that I was crowding out some of the thing I loved. It made weekend road trips nonexistent. Any hiking had to be within minutes from my house. It’s very limiting, and it showed: For all of 2018, I only went on two trips outside my city to go hike or climb something. Those were awesome trips, but too few in number. It’s hard to get your outdoor fix when you’re tethered to a schedule that’s…

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