And the Next Big Adventure is…

Can We Top the Tour du Mont Blanc? Our 2019 Adventure! Having completed the ambitious Tour du Mont Blanc, it’s time to reveal what the NEXT adventure will be for Brian and Sylvia! We have carefully considered all the prospective destinations and the winner is… PATAGONIA! One of the world’s greatest, wildest and most magical …

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Tough times for Zion National Park

Angels Landing reopens...but now the Narrows is indefinitely closed. A lot of unfortunate news coming out of Zion National Park these days. First, due to damage resulting from a severe storm earlier this year, the Angels Landing Trail – the most popular in the park – was closed for months. Then, just days after Angel’s …

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Paris: The City of Light in Four Days, Part Four

Day 4 Paris: Culture Shock and Awe **Becauseitzthere is typically a hiking and outdoor adventure blog. But from time to time we will feature other sorts of travel and leisure on these pages. In other words...fu fu travel. And it don't get no more fu than Paris.** We had one more day to spend in …

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Charm-on-ee…The Cradle of Alpine Mountaineering

Chamonix: Post Hike Day One. ***The Tour du Mont Blanc is obviously not for everyone. But even for non-hikers, Sylvia and I very strongly recommend a visit (if you can afford one) to the two major cities on the Tour…The French Alpine outdoor hub of Chamonix, France, and its alter ego on the Italian side, …

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NEXT UP:  The Grand Circle Complete!

TMB wrap up: Chamonix *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe. Sylvia and Brian finished the full tour, walking every step …

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Can We Top the Tour du Mont Blanc?

Sylvia and I live for the BIG adventures. The Tour Du Mont Blanc was a big adventure -- they don't come much bigger -- and it was great success. But how do we top that? What to do next? There are many choices. Our Bucket List is currently full of uncompleted items. These are some …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: We all walk out like it’s Halloween!

TMB Day 11: La Flegere to Les Houches *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* It was here at last. The …

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