I've been ruined for normal existence ever since thru-hiking the AT in 2011. I find that I am never fully satisfied with life so I am always looking for a new challenge, adventure, or goal to work towards. Add my tendency for self-suffering and you've got the makes of a long distance hiker, cyclist, and rower. I've lived and worked all across the country, thru-hiked the Long Trail, Camino, and Annapurna Circuit, biked the Natchez Trace and sections of the Arizona Trail, and rowed the Mississippi River from source to sea. I was privileged to give back to the trail as an AT ridgerunner in 2016. Happy Trails! For adventure travel posts, videos, and more check out my website: www.whereintheworldissara.com. YouTube & Instagram @saratidewalker
A month after retiring from a 39-year career with the government, my mom hopped on her first flight overseas to walk 100 miles across Portugal and
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The physical toll of thru-hiking resulted in me being admitted to the hospital and getting a blood transfusion.
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The Camino de Santiago is the perfect beginner's long-distance trail. Just under 500 miles, the camino takes you through the heart of Spain walking through vineyards and history.
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