Between Each Step – A Married Couple’s Thru Hike on New Zealand’s Te Araroa

by Patrice La Vigne

It starts with a bold, audacious idea. Let’s walk the length of New Zealand. In 2014-15, Patrice and Justin hiked Te Araroa, roughly 2,000 miles from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island. Told with suspense, style and humor, this travel memoir captures the essence of trail life, New Zealand’s unique culture and the tradeoffs to an off-the-beaten path trajectory.

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Patrice La Vigne

Patrice La Vigne is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Backpacker, Outside, Alaska Magazine, Adventure.comREI Co-Op Journal, GearJunkie and Outside Business Journal. Although she and her husband, Justin, are self-proclaimed nomads who spend most of their time working on the road, their home base is a dry cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska. Patrice has hiked more than 6,000 miles, including the Appalachian Trail, and is close to her goal of visiting all the National Parks and climbing the state high points.

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