Hi, I'm Hannah and I'm currently hiking the Te Araroa Trail in Aotearoa, New Zealand. I believe coffeeshops are worth the detour and extra socks worth the weight. When I'm not hiking, I spend my spare time skiing or swimming in lakes, annoying my friends with dad jokes and puns, cozied up with fantasy fiction books, or checking things off my yearly Birthday Bucket list.
First, here’s a list of questions I don’t know the answer to: “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” “Why doesn’t armpit hair get split
“The Trail provides,” is a phrase often echoed in the long-distance backpacking community. Trail magic comes in all forms and sizes, from a small
There is nothing quite like dreading an early morning alarm and the mounting desperation as hours tick by without the blessing of sleep. As the night
It's a bit difficult to cobble a proper entry for the next stretch, mainly because my personal trail journal does not have much information other
A Forest of Mud: One of my fears backpacking in a foreign country is needing to be rescued and becoming headline news as, "That Stupid
The Journey Begins: The Intercity bus runs from Auckland to Kaitaia, "the gateway to the north," and no public transit beyond an
Hi, I'm Hannah, and I'm currently taking the slow, scenic route through New Zealand. Why? Simply put, because I quite enjoy being smelly, tired, and