There were two very specific reasons I moved to Maine. The first, as I’ve mentioned several times before on PTV, has to do with the relieving of my overabundance of mind melting stress. The second is, of course, the silence. So when The Girlfriend and I took off for a day of hiking fun, my […]
National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 5, 2010. It’s an annual event held by the American Hiking Society to foster awareness of local hiking, biking, and walking trails and engage the public in the protection, conservation, and sheer enjoyment of these trails. In Portland, Maine alone, there are over 50 miles of trails overseen […]
I know, I know, I keep posting Arizona pictures. But seeing as I just returned from the area, I thought it’d be nice have a new image to show you. This was taken on a hike a few miles outside downtown Sedona (the trailhead was right behind my hotel, in fact).
Spring was definitely in the air last weekend in Maine, and I’d be damned if I wasn’t going to take advantage of warm temps and sunny skies. After hitting up a nice brunch, my friend Bryan and I set out for a leisurely hike on our local Portland Trails system at the Fore River Sanctuary.
Dave Pidgeon over at Compass Points saw that there was a need for well-produced outdoors videos on the web, so he went out and did it himself (I’m right there with him on that point…it’s why I started PTV). Enter Compass Points TV, Dave’s video version of his blog, where he does video trip reports […]
A group of high school students from North Carolina set out to hike more than 200 miles over 16 days on the John Muir Trail, rated the #1 trail in the world by Backpacker Magazine (according to one of the people in the video. I can’t seem to find that fact on Backpacker’s website). I […]
I stumbled onto Trailsauce.com the other day that has some really good backpacking and outdoors content, and as I was looking through some older posts, I found this video. It’s the trailer to TREK – A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a movie about 4 friends who set out to hike the famed trail. I […]
Big cities always have something to hide. And when you think of the secrets of a big city, you usually imagine them to be bad secrets. But when it comes to Portland – Maine’s largest city – those secrets are more like hidden treasures. Not many people know about them, but those who do are […]
The Five The Five is a new feature on Part Time Vagabond that showcases an adventure, big or small, in five – and only five – photos with text (or minutes of video, minutes of sound, etc). Think of it as though you’re presenting your trip to a group of really interested friends; you tell […]
Part Time Vagabond 001 from Chris Cavs on Vimeo. I walked into my room the other day and happened to glance a the corner next to my dresser, the one where i keep a crate full of camping gear. The pile glared at me like a long neglected lover, angry at having been ignored for […]