We are backpackers. We are long-distance hikers. We are adventurers. 
We are road trippers. We live the van life. We are nomads. We are world travelers. 
We are motivational speakers. We are environmental educators. We are innkeepers and property caretakers. 
We are gear testers. We are bloggers. We are sponsored. 
We are an aunt and uncle. We are animal lovers. 
We are real people. 

Our life is built on embracing the moment, avoiding the societal norm and living a life less ordinary. 

Where are we now?

Find us on the road this summer (May 1-July 24) during our second nationwide Te Araroa Speaking Tour!


EXPLORING NEW ZEALAND: 

THRU HIKING TE ARAROA AND BEYOND

Presented by Gregory Mountain Products

Supporting Sponsors: Therm-a-Rest, Superfeet, Sawyer, Big Agnes

Contributing Sponsors: Cloudline, Backpacker Pantry


Monday, May 1 - 6pm

Santa Fe REI - 500 Market Street, Suite 100, Santa Fe, NM

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Tuesday, May 2 - 6pm

Albuquerque REI - 1550 Mercantile Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM

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Wednesday, May 3 - 6pm

Flagstaff REI - 323 South Windsor Lane, Flagstaff, AZ

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Thursday, May 4 - 6:30pm

Chandler REI - Chandler Pavillion Shopping Center - 870 North 54th St., Chandler, AZ

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Monday, May 8 - 6:30pm

Paradise Valley REI - 12634 N. Paradise Village Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ

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Tuesday, May 9 - 6:30pm

Tucson REI - 160 W. Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ

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Monday, May 15 - 6pm

Bellingham REI - 400 36th St., Bellingham, WA

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Tuesday, May 16 - 6:30pm 

Seattle REI - 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA

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Wednesday, May 17 - 6:30pm

Olympia REI - 625 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite 410, Olympia, WA

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Wednesday, May 24 - 7pm

Beergarden Brewery (partnering with Eugene REI)

777 West 6th Ave, Eugene, OR

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Thursday, May 25 - 6:30pm

Medford REI - 85 Rossanley Drive, Medford, OR

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Tuesday, May 30 - 6:45pm

Redding Sports Ltd. - 950 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA

Registration not needed.


Wednesday, May 31 - 7pm

Sacramento REI - 1790 Expo Pkwy, Sacramento, CA

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Thursday, June 1 - 7pm

Santa Rosa REI - 2715 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

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Monday, June 5 - 7pm

San Francisco REI - 840 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA

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Tuesday, June 6 - 7pm

Saratoga REI - 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA

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Wednesday, June 7 - 6:30pm

Fresno REI - 7810 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA

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Thursday, June 8 - 6:30pm

Oxnard REI - 2700 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA

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Monday, June 12 - 7pm

Henderson REI - 2220 Village Walk Dr., Suite 150, Henderson, NV

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  Tuesday, June 13 - 7pm

Boca Park REI - 710 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

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Thursday, June 15 - 6:30pm

Salt Lake City REI - 3285 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City, UT

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Friday, June 16 - 7pm

Idaho Mtn Trading - 474 Shoup Ave, Idaho Falls, ID

Registration not needed.


Monday, June 19 - 6:30pm

Minneapolis REI - 750 W. American Blvd (Previously W. 79th St), Bloomington, MN

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Tuesday, June 20 - 6:30pm

Madison REI - 7483 W. Towne Way, Madison, WI

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Wednesday, June 21 - 6:30pm

Ann Arbor REI - 970 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI

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 Tuesday, June 27 - 6:30pm

Hopkinton Public Library - 61 Houston Dr., Contoocook, NH

Registration not needed.


Wednesday, June 28 - 6:30pm

Reading REI - 279 Salem St., Reading, MA

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Thursday, June 29 - 7pm

Milford REI - 1587 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT

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Thursday, July 6 - 6:30pm

King of Prussia REI - 161 Town Square Place, King of Prussia, PA

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Monday, July 10 - 6:30pm

Virginia Beach REI - 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA

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Monday, July 24 - 6:30pm

Denver REI - 1416 Platte St., Denver, CO

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