By Molly Pinson Simoneau
It’s no secret that I love a challenging hike. I’ve written here about hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah National Park. I’ve taken vacations with my family to Colorado where I’ve attempted to conquer a “fourteener” (a summit that is higher than 14,000 feet), and crossed the “CD” (Continental Divide) on foot.
But all walking and hiking doesn’t need to be a literal uphill battle in order to be fun or rewarding. Take the time I visited Paris, and would spend the whole day just wandering the streets on foot for hours and hours, occasionally stopping to peer into a shop window or gallery or buy a baguette and some camembert, then keep walking until I decided I was tired, hop on the Métro and head back to the hostel. … Continue Reading