Te Araroa

The Wandering La Vignes Live, at an REI Near You!

The Wandering La Vignes Live, at an REI Near You!

Hey hiking friends! Do you live in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Boulder, or Denver? Do you want to talk to real-life Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and former AT...

Dec 6, 2015 : Nichole Young
How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 5

How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 5

Well, as it turns out, I wasn’t quite done gushing about New Zealand. In December and January, my husband and I are going on a speaking tour at 8 REIs...

Nov 6, 2015 : Patrice La Vigne
How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 4

How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 4

In my first 3 posts, I explained the how Te Araroa differs from the AT and upcoming

Oct 2, 2015 : Patrice La Vigne
How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 2

How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 2

In my blog post about the hostels if you want more details. 7) TA, the upside down version of the AT Besides opposite initials, a friend recently pointed out that...

Sep 21, 2015 : Patrice La Vigne
How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 1

How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 1

Thanks to Hollywood's newfound infatuation with hiking, foot traffic on American trails has gone bonkers. But there is a whole world of trekking out there beyond U.S. borders with a...

Sep 17, 2015 : Patrice La Vigne
Who I am and Why I’m Hiking 5,000 miles

Who I am and Why I’m Hiking 5,000 miles

Hello Readers! I am not your typical Appalachian Trials writer.  I didn't hump a 40 pound pack from Georgia to Maine preaching the gospel of shelters, trail community and self-discovery. I...

Nov 10, 2014 : Hiker Box Special