There is a quote in the following video that I really liked. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt” or something like that. I think that’s very good advice. I do love a good adventure but I also don’t feel the urge to do something quite as big as this adventure. Peter Hochhauser from Austria flew to the U.S. and walked the Pacific Crest Trail. Over 4,200 kilometres from the border of Mexico to the Canadian border.

Peter’s video is so beautifully produced but also very human. One thing I struggle with about travel vloggers is how they are always talking about how blessed they are to be doing what they are doing and I’m sure they are. Just stop talking about it and do it. It’s not all rainbows and awesome-sauce. Peter is very open in this video about the struggles and the hard times but also keeps it light hearted which I think is the best approach. If you’re losing another toenail to your hiking boots and you’ve got blisters everywhere, just look up at the beautiful world you’re camping in and go for another skinny-dip with your mates.

This is the spirit of adventure I’m mentally packing for my trip that starts tomorrow.