New Zealand: Along the Ben Lomond Trail.


Hike-about is an adventure that commenced June 2010. After storing our household movables, ridding ourselves of a house but retaining our 'home' together, we set off with the purpose of hiking in different parts of the world, not forgetting the home country, the USA.

Our primary focus is hiking to mountain peaks but any challenging hike will do just fine. Extended stays enable us to enjoy and experience living in various places amongst differing cultures. Hike-about has evolved into a way of life. It's also a process of discovery, both the world and ourselves.

We work and live 'on the road' but return to the city in which our grandchildren reside, every couple of months. This provides us the wonderful opportunity to be with them as well as a child or two, even three and of course, friends.

By the end of 2022, the blog contained over 1,470 hikes, each a set of pictures with stories and anecdotes from the trails. An index to the right allows the viewer to identify earlier experiences.

Finally, we are often asked about the journey's end.
ur reply, as accurate as we can state, is: "When we are either forced to cease through health issues or the enjoyment level no longer reaches our aspirations, we will hang up the boots."

"A Life Experience As No Other: Dare to Seize the Day Together", published by Fulton Books, depicts our life on the road and mountains until the beginning of 2017. It has developed 'exponentially' since then.

Jenni and Jeffrey Lazarow

Whereas we continue to update the blog regularly, we no longer circulate email notifications.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

24.01 Mojave Desert: "We've been through the desert on a horse with no name."

Is it possible that a landscape so harsh, dry, barren, rugged and inhospitable can be so beautiful? Yes! Yes, indeed.

Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, California.

'Don't fence us in, please!'

How about a little color from a sunset at 'home'.

A road to 'Nowhere'.


Jenni and Jeffrey

Sunday, September 6, 2015

23.27 A video of a sprinkling of pictures from Spain and Andorra... (and France...and Gibraltar).

We're on 'vacation' until early October.

As the sun sets on a wonderful experience, we close with a video. Most of all, turn up the volume...

Before viewing the video and perhaps the last posted triple-blog, we thought of adding some statistics
relating to Hike-about 23. It's quite sobering, we believe, when one thinks about them in a context away
from the trails.

Here they are:

Days away : 49
Days traveling : 10 (both car and planes)
Days Sabbath rest : 7
Days lazy : 5
Days hiking : 27

Distance covered on foot : 236 miles (378km)

Vertical gain : 61,500 feet or 11.6 miles (18.5km)

Distance by car : Forgot to check

Number of hikes double-counted : zero (for Barry Jahn only)

Injuries sustained on Hike-about 23 : None.
Injuries sustained after two hours with delightful grandchildren : Back injuries.

The video follows below:

Click on 'box' icon at bottom right of picture to view full screen (after first clicking 'play' arrow).


Jenni and Jeffrey

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Four Overseas Trips undertaken during 2015, excluding Spain and Andorra.

A video follows after the collage and two pictures below:

Dewar Peak, a rock with a view, South Island, New Zealand.

A sheen on Manapouri Lake, NZ.

The collage forms the basis of the video below.

Click 'box' icon, bottom right, for full screen viewing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Four hikes before sunrise (different days) at Mount Woodson.

We are 'on vacation' until October.

Reflections at Lake Poway, mountain and clouds cool on lake surface.

Here comes the sun' at Woodson Peak.

Early morning light softens harsh mountains.

Clouds liven up the mountains.

Looks like a bay and beach but is in fact sky surrounded by mountains and clouds, before sunrise.

More reflections on Lake Poway's surface.

The weather in a word: "Cloudy"

"We beat you up," the editor seems impatient as she awaits sunrise, from the peak.


Jenni and Jeffrey