Month: December 2017

How to pick a route on Kilimanjaro

There are seven trails that lead up to the peak of Kilimanjaro but only one trail leading back down.  Each of the trails has its advantages and disadvantages, and nearly all of them would make for very fine adventures! For the Roaming Parkers’ 2018 Kilimanjaro Trek, we chose […]


Underwhelmed by really big things

About 11 years ago, the Roaming Parkers went on an epic road-trip, and being gluttons for punishment we took the 5-year old and two exchange students! We drove through Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada – covering about half of Historic Route 66. Along […]

Chub rub

Chub rub, chafing, friction rub, monkey butt, crotch rot, heat rash – whatever you call this unfortunate phenomenon, you know what I’m talking about and for hikers it’s a total pain in the… ahem… nethers! It may be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but it is vital to […]

You want me to hike where!?!

This makes the second article that I have seen recently promoting Israel and/or the Palestinian Territories as a great place to go for a vacation.  First, there was this article that lists the Palestinian Territories in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world. Then this article from the Middle East Monitor pops […]