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Howdy! We are Jeff (TBD) and Sarah (Filibuster or Fili), and we are hiking (tramping, as the Kiwis say) the South Island Te Araroa NoBo in New Zealand. We have put cramped cubicles and fluorescent lighting on hold while we travel the globe for a year-ish in search of adventure, awesome trails, great beer, and decent coffee (tea for Sarah). We are relatively experienced backpackers, but Te Araroa is our first thru-hike. We are also as far from hardcore backpackers as we think we can possibly be. Jeff carries quite a bit of (un)necessary electronics with him, and Sarah struggles with her pack’s total weight (it might have something to do with having a first aid kit that has her ready for any potential mega disaster). We also find ourselves to be the last people to reach various campsites; not sure if that's because we are slow or everyone else is superhuman (leaning towards the latter). We hope you enjoy our adventures as well as lessons learned :) If you want to check out more and join us on the trail, follow us on Instagram, visit our website, or peruse our YouTube channel. //// adventuresofjeffandsarah.com ////// youtube.com/@adventuresofjeffandsarah
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