Cheryl McCormick writes:
In a few weeks I will take the first of millions of steps to cover 2187 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Well, who knows how far I will get. I am on schedule though, to leave as planned on my 63rd birthday, April 5th. My pack is ready; with winter clothes and 4 days of food it weighs 24 pounds. Read more
Peggy Daly-Masternak writes from Toledo, OH USA to support her Friend Cheryl…
I would like to introduce you to the creative venture of my friend, Cheryl McCormick, in her upcoming project to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in the eastern US states (14 states in all!) over the course of six months, give or take, beginning on her 63rd birthday, April 5, 2013. I googled women +backpacking +blog and found my way to your site. I enjoy what you are doing, sending such powerful messages to women. Read more
Thailand: trekking through Karen villages in the mountains of Northern Thailand was wonderful, exhausting, eye-opening and horrifying. It was quite hard work physically and certainly a cultural shock. Even the deep knee bends, and Qi Gong every morning had not really prepared us.
Guest Blog by Amy Keenan who went backpacking over the summer but could only afford to go for two weeks due to work commitments and money etc. She still had an amazing time and has written this piece to help others do as much as you can in Europe in two weeks. Read more
Their story all began during the summer of 2005. While Nara was backpacking solo after almost a year of working in Dublin (Ireland), Tanya was traveling with her friend after spending a semester abroad in Torino (Italy).
They write at Off-Track Backpacking a blog dedicated to travel, adventure and fun! Women Travel caught up with them and asked them more…
Where and how did you meet?
We met randomly at a hostel in Lisbon, Portugal in 2005. Nara was backpacking solo and approached Tanya by asking her a random question. The rest was history!