The last four months have been a whirlwind of activities. While I had no intentions of returning to Australia after being in Fiji, that's exactly where I found myself. My bookend Australia trips were much different from each other.
When I travel, I often think that as much as you can plan for a place, it's hard to know exactly what to expect without actually being in the place. I always wish that I could return to the same spot with the knowledge of what it's already like. That's exactly what I got to do.
My life was just as crazy on arrive back in the states. I had a week to catch up with friends, get over jet-lag and pack up all of my belongings before moving back to my hometown, Greenville, to start a new job.
My crew at Max Patch, the beginning of our weeklong hike of the Appalachian Trail.