On the Road Again

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Preparation, United States | One Comment

On the road again Just can’t wait to get on the road again The life I love is making music with my friends … Goin’ places that I’ve never seen Seein’ things that I may never see again Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson   We’ve had a great hiatus from our travels. We’ve been staying with my […]

Dare to Downsize

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Goal Setting, Preparation, Travel Tips | 8 Comments

As I walked toward the train station to meet my wife on her way home from work I enjoyed the unseasonably warm March day until a depressing thought hit me: we probably needed to spend the evening doing yard work. Then I remembered—I no longer had a house—I no longer had a yard requiring my […]

Packing for a Walk Across Spain

This list is focused on hiking the Camino de Santiago. But other travelers might get good tips on how to travel light. When we walked the Camino de Santiago we knew that packing light was going to be key to our success. Every extra pound meant more stress on feet, and knees, and energy required. […]

Willing to be Weird

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Goal Setting, Preparation, Travel Tips | No Comments

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” – Vince Lombardi To do something unique or daring sometimes requires being labeled—weird. That’s certainly happened to Laurie and I in our preparations to hike the Camino de Santiago across Spain. We’re big believers in trying to replicate real conditions during training. That means wearing […]

Preparing for Success

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Goal Setting, Preparation | No Comments

When it comes to preparing, we are so not Cheryl Strayed. Cheryl is the woman whose personal struggle was portrayed in the movie Wild starring Reese Whiterspoon. When Cheryl was a senior in college her mother died suddenly of lung cancer. Cheryl eventually descended into a life of drug use and depravity. To her credit […]