Marilyn Ball, the host of Speaking of Travel, invited me to her radio show and podcast to discuss my long-term travels and my recent arrival to Argentina. I arrived in Argentina a few days before speaking with Marilyn, so I talked about what it was like flying abroad for the first time since March 2020 in a “post covid” world.
I am thrilled to have been a guest on the podcast, Hiking Thru Life. Sarah and her husband, Andy, have a great podcast and website dedicated to hiking and the outdoors. Born and raised in Minnesota, this couple provides a lot of resources and inspiration for their readers and listeners. The website describes their mission as, “Hiking Thru Life aims to inspire people from all walks of life to live a more meaningful life.”
Port Arthur was the location of the first juvenile detention center in the British Empire. The announcer on the boat explained that the kids were mixed with adults. At ten years old, they were legally responsible for their own actions. It was sad because most of them were just trying to survive the streets of London and were homeless.
As a solo traveler, I value the opportunities where I get to meet new people as well as meet up with old friends along my travels. Returning to Melbourne gave me the opportunity to reunite with a new friend that I met months earlier, and an old friend and co-worker from the U.S.
The weather in Sydney was awful. I wandered into the Maritime Museum and walked through a fascinating exhibit about William Bligh. Each item and story presented the argument that he was a hero and one that showed he was a villain. We even got to vote at the end. Was he a hero or a villain? I also explored the inside of the Sydney Opera House.
Throughout her wild 3-week journey backpacking 220+ miles in the California Sierra Mountains, Christy encountered freezing temperatures, pelting hail storms, and losing her way, but found trail family, incredible views, and experiences that would change her life forever. Hiking up and over ten different mountain passes gave Christy a lot of time to think about why her nine-year marriage was falling apart, gave her the chance to truly embody her individualism, time to make new friends, and the strength she would need on and off the trail. Her life could never again be the same.
This is one woman’s account of the three weeks she spent on the iconic trail.
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