I love a good sweat. Most of the time, it comes in the form of running, hiking or flowing in a yoga class. In combination with the endorphin kick from exercising, I enjoy the feeling of detoxification.
The traveling life hasn't stopped since my two-month long journey through Europe in May and June. Granted, I asked the Universe for this lifestyle of steady movement and exploration. Yet I underestimated the toll it can take on mental/physical health and relationships.
Post Outdoor Retailer, friends, friends of friends, and even a few strangers began the drive east for a night filled with tacos, games, storytelling, an unforgettable sunset and a peaceful sleep under the stars.
In addition to the 'Classic Ten Essentials', here is a list of items (some practical, some impractical) we pack that makes each backcountry experience enjoyable, delicious and sometimes even a little luxurious.
The routine of greeting the morning with coffee remains the same regardless of where we are in the world. Even if the destination is the backcountry, we always make space in our backpacks for our travel coffee kit.