How Now Brown Cow?

May 27, 2016
By Dan Friesen on May 25, 2016 Today, we hiked the Engadin Valley of eastern Switzerland. This is the small area of this Alpine country that speaks Romansch, the fourth… Read More

Packing Tips & Tricks Blog Series – General Packing Concepts

May 25, 2016
By Dan Friesen on May 25, 2016 Dan Friesen, WAI Guide During my years as a traveler and walking tour guide, I have developed a system when it comes to… Read More

More South Island Magic!

April 9, 2016
By Dan Friesen on April 9, 2016 Yesterday ended with torrential rains on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This morning, however, dawned clear and bright. From the… Read More

Measuring Rainfall in Meters!

April 7, 2016
By Dan Friesen on April 07, 2016 After enjoying the stunning blue waters of the Te Waihou track, we arrived at the sleepy, but efficiently run Rotorua airport for our… Read More

North Island Magic!

April 4, 2016
By Dan Friesen on April 4, 2016 We’re on a plane headed for Melbourne, Australia after 13 days of exploring New Zealand. This part of the Adventure started in Auckland… Read More

Wrapping Up the Scouting Trip in Australia

March 29, 2016
By Dan Friesen on March 29, 2016 Scott and I are in-flight to Auckland, having finished 5 days of walk planning in Australia’s Blue Mountains and in the Sydney area.… Read More

A Shower Never Felt So Good

March 23, 2016
By Dan Friesen on March 23, 2016 Scott Isom and I departed Seattle and Portland, respectively, en route to a rendezvous in San Francisco, and a 14 hour flight from… Read More

Favorite Thing #4: Val d’Aran

December 4, 2015
By Dan Friesen on December 4, 2015 Aran Valley (Val d’Aran) is one of only two areas of Spain that sits on the northern flanks of the Pyrenees. Geologically, it… Read More