Travel during COVID-19
With most of the U.S. and other parts of the world reopening this summer, campgrounds and public lands are opening as well. This is sparking both veteran and novice campers to pack tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags to escape the city and get outside… but how can we do it safely?
How To’s / Not To’s
I’ll admit, my first-ever backpacking trip was a disaster. It was three of us setting out on our own, into the woods, in the summer, during a drought, with no idea what we were doing. I had a beat up old pack, second-hand hiking boots, and 16 ounces of water…
The Albanian Alps have been known by another name since ancient times: The Accursed Mountains—so called because they repeatedly thwarted invading armies’ attempts to cross. Little did I know, I was soon to join the ranks of foreigners to be defeated by the formidable natural forces of these mountains…