Te Araroa

The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

When plans for the Te Araroa were put into motion, it was designed to take hikers through areas that highlight all of New Zealand. This includes wilderness and urban areas....

Dec 22, 2018 : Kez
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

Food, glorious food! How different is food in New Zealand? Just ask Frodo.

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

How To Walk Te Araroa, New Zealand – Part 2

Te Araroa in New Zealand is the upside down version of the Appalachian Trail … find out why!

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