The idea of doing a multiday hike can seem a bit daunting at first and I remember feeling very overwhelmed the first time. Although it is true that there are many things to take into account, it really helped me to remind myself "it's only walking, how hard can it be?!". As some of you... Continue Reading →
It has been a few years since I decided to do new year's resolutions, but this year I needed a bit of a kick in the butt. So, I committed to a new year's resolution. Yes, that's right, one single resolution. I committed to 'have more fun' coming year. Not that I didn't have any fun... Continue Reading →
Last week I went on my last multi day hike of the season, a beautiful four day tour in the German Rhine valley. The short getaway was exactly what I needed to get me through the winter and a perfect excuse to take my new tent out for a test run. I used the book... Continue Reading →
I did it. I bought a new tent. It took some months of saving, a few test runs with my old tent (to make sure I still liked camping solo) and a lot of comparing. But two weeks ago was THE day: I went out to my local outdoor shop and bought the Hilleberg Akto... Continue Reading →
We are Sarah and Mike Beatty, an international teaching couple, aged 29, from England. Since mid-2015 we have got married, moved to a new continent, started a business and visited over 10 countries. So far, on our journey, we have realised the importance of continually being willing to change for the better. This is the reason for... Continue Reading →
While cycling we must have met hundreds of people, almost all of them friendly and helpful. Some people you forget about after a while, no matter how nice they were. Others are engraved in your memory for ever. This is one of those people. We were having a lovely day and managed to cycle quite... Continue Reading →
I started my hike in the very last start group on Sunday, at 1 pm. I didn't plan my stops beforehand, but I knew I wanted to arrive in Abisko on Thursday. It seemed appropriate to finish on my birthday, arriving seemed like a great way to celebrate. Plus in Abisko I could get a... Continue Reading →
It took me a bit longer than anticipated to write this post, but that's only because it took me a couple of days to get back into my 'normal' way of life. To get back into the habit of working and handle the routine of daily life. The trek was short, only a couple of days,... Continue Reading →
I am very happy to announce that I'll be out of office for about two weeks to join the Fjällräven Classic! Follow me on Instagram (@gone_roaming_blog) to stay up to date on my adventures.
My departure date for the Fjällräven Classic is approaching rapidly and I've spent the better part of last week packing, unpacking and repacking my bag. It's been I while since I've set off on an adventure by myself and this one feels special somehow. More on this event: Summer hike: Fjällräven Classic, Fjällräven Classic: the hike and... Continue Reading →
I am starting a new feature on my blog: guest post Monday.
First one up is trail runner Laurie, writing about the Horse-Shoe Trail in Southeastern PA
The last stretch of our month-long Norway trip was everything we hoped it would be. We were a bit worried that the last few days would feel rushed because we bought our ferry ticket in advance, but we had a great time. On this road trip we've experienced almost every weather condition, from sunshine to... Continue Reading →
While hiking the Wales Coast Path I was prepared to be alone. I knew I would be before I left and I was fine with that. I thought of it as something I needed. What I didn't realize was how lonely I would feel. I met so many amazing and kind people that I sometimes... Continue Reading →
This is the third part of our road trip in Norway. So far we had absolutely beautiful nature, kind people and some weird weather. Ranging from sunny and 20°C to snow. Some days were spent in a T-shirt, others in our puffy. Make sure to check out the previous posts as well: Norway: getting started... Continue Reading →