Jean Goulden writes this blog and is inspired by partner Chris Porth.

Together they have suffered and thoroughly enjoyed many hiking adventures; England’s Coast to Coast Way, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Mount Kilimanjaro and Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Jean is a certified yoga teacher and incorporates yoga and meditation into her daily life. She enjoys other activities especially swimming and walking on the beach.

Apart from brewing beer, Chris’ passion is music.  He’s taught and performed all his life, embracing many different genres and together with sixth grade students composing children’s musicals. Chris is developing a website tomuzy to explore new ways of sharing his musical gifts.

Jean and Chris enjoy exploring other cultures and plan to keep on traveling!

Jean has written about their experiences in her books:

Blisters and Blessings; In Pursuit of Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela’s Headless Saint.

Hiking England’s Coast to Coast Way; Landscape, Laughter and Love.

Jean and Chris climbing Mt Kilimanjaro

Tux, our beloved cat

Jean at the ocean

Recent Posts



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By Chance

By Chance

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