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Canadian couple living in their van … and loving it!

James Holmes, 43, does IT security and Zoe Siskos, 37, works for the Canadian Cancer Society, but they and their dog Spanky, 10, have gained notoriety for living in a van and sharing their experiences as Can Van Living on social media with weekly updates. Q: What were your lives like before you moved into […]

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10 of the best insider’s tips to Amsterdam

With tickets for Eurostar’s direct service to Amsterdam on sale from 20 February, we pick some of the city’s best restaurants, parks and cultural attractions away from the tourist centre  ‘From picturesque streets of higgledy-piggledy houses to techno nights in converted factories, Amsterdam has many faces.’ Photograph: Alamy Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and […]

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An African Hiking Adventure: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Have you heard of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa? Mt. Kilimanjaro is 19,371 feet high, and is a doable hike for most people. It isn’t a technical climb, and for the most part no matter what route you take, it is a long trek. Read on, because you’ll probably want to put it […]

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Temporary Retirement Chronicles

We arrived at the parking lot to find a huge amount of no snow–and no people. Where was everybody? The snow was perfect! Then I remembered–it’s Monday!This is a parking lot. Though it’s no fun being told that your job and salary are on hold for a higher purpose, this furlough has been eye-opening for […]

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Glenbow Ranch January 14, 2019

I have always been a morning person and I am working at maintaining that status.  Some days are easier than others to get up and get out the door.  When I know there is potential to witness views like this, I can get there.  This morning I joined numerous others out at Glenbow Ranch Provincial […]

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Do I Need to Be in Physical Shape to Hike?

“Do I Need to Be in Physical Shape to Hike?”- a young hiker asked tentatively on social media. I responded in the thread – “No. The trail will help in that.” And was rebuked in front of all. I was informed that is bad advice. Dangerous advice. Advice that can put that hiker in jeopardy. […]

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Sage Turns 13, and the Girls Will Take It From Here

Sage is 13!  When I started documenting her first hikes, she was only 3 years old.  It’s been ten years of hiking…wow.  What a great life we’ve had; I have ten years filled with great memories hiking with my kids up the wild mountains of New Hampshire and on beautiful trails around the country and […]

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Hobbiton to Erebor: Day 13 – Mount Ruapehu Walking Track

After spending 12 days and some 260kms hiking on roads and through forests, experiencing scorching heat and icy cold wind & rain, it was time to finally do what we had come here to do – hike up Mount Ruapehu. After waking up at around 7:30am and out the door by 8:30, we had organised […]

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Top 10 Hikes in 2018

Whiteoak Canyon Trail, Shenandoah National Park, April 2018 The start of the new year offers a time to reflect on the year that was: although other commitments slowed my rate of production in 2018, I still managed to add 37 new posts during the year to Live and Let Hike. Like usual, the quest for […]

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Purpose on the Colorado Trail" Due to Release Soon!

It’s incredibly exciting to write a book, to become an author of more than a blog or lyrics. Somehow, this means more to me. This is my first excursion into self-publishing a book. Since I don’t expect a high volume of sales on a book about the Colorado Trail I wanted to make as low […]

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