Women Moving Mountains with WHOA

What happens when 28 women from 9 countries get together to climb a mountain? Mountains are moved! On March 8, International Women’s Day, I summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro with 27 other…

A Walk on the Wild Side in New Zealand

New Zealand often lives in the shadow of Australia, but it is a must-see country for trekkers, backpackers, and urban lovers alike. It is also an amazingly diverse country that…

Walk Before You Climb

Rule number one of backpacking around the world: don’t bring too much stuff. Much easier said than done when you’re faced with leaving a hard-won closet behind! When my husband,…

Preparing for Kilimanjaro

At some point in late August 2013, I was sitting in a hotel room, tired as can be, contemplating my next vacation. I was on a work trip and it…