“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” – Women’s March mission statement
Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro had always been a dream of mine – a dream that I was never sure would come true. My memories of trekking have always been mixed. I love the outdoors, but I often have trouble with altitude sickness and my asthma makes breathing above the clouds difficult. I remember having to descend one hike at 10,000 feet in Yosemite because my lungs were burning. Another time I suffered extreme nausea on the Inca Trail at 12,000 feet. Mount Kilimanjaro is a staggering 19,341 feet! I wasn’t sure how I was going to reach the top of one of the highest mountains in the world, but I knew I had to try.
My first few dates with my boyfriend, Tyler, consisted of backpacking exotic locales in South America over the course of three months. Four years later, travel remains an integral part of both who we are and is a cornerstone of our relationship. Here’s my advice to successfully navigating a long-term trip with your partner…
Anne is one of The Travel Women Ambassadors and just returned from a year-long trip around the world and her work in international relations has helped her travel to nearly 70 countries.