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About Greg Seymour
Greg Seymour is a quitter.
At the young age of 38 Greg and his wife determined that enough was enough. They began formulating a plan that would move them away from the excesses of life in North America and towards a simplified life in Central America.
At 41 Greg left the career he had spent 22 years building in the Litigation Support industry to become (as he calls it) Intentionally Unemployed. He and his wife Jen moved to the Central Valley of Costa Rica. He now has the time to pursue interests that were put on the back burner during his working life: photography, hiking, and writing.
After almost four years in Central America the couple is back in the U.S. and on September 16, 2017 they summited Mount Katahdin in Maine completing a 2189.8 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail that started on March 22, 2017 and traversed through 14 states.
Greg is currently spending the winter writing about his experience on the AT.
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If you’ve imagined yourself walking the Camino de Santiago but weren’t sure how to begin, you’ll find invaluable advice in this book from successful Camino pilgrims who followed the French Way (Camino Francés) to Santiago, Spain.
Walking the 500-mile Camino Francés along northern Spain is not only a centuries-old traditional pilgrimage, but it is also an immersion into Spanish culture. Walkers of all ages experience exceptional cuisine, art, architecture, ancient history, and beautiful scenery – all while getting fit.
Best-selling authors and adventurers Greg and Jen Seymour walked the Camino Francés route in 2018 and share their tips and insights in this easy-to-read guide. You will learn answers to the following questions:
- How do I budget for a month-long hike?
- How much (or how little) should I pack?
- How do I manage accommodations?
- What can I expect to see and do along the Way?
- What is a day in the life of a pilgrim like?
You will also learn how to care for your feet, how to find clean water each day, and even how not to get caught with your pants down and lights out in a bathroom!
Included in this guide are six inspirational interviews of other pilgrims with unique perspectives – solo hikers, couples, and even a family of four – who have recently hiked the Camino Francés. They share their favorite moments and best tips about what worked for them and what did not. Some also share how they approached the Camino as a pilgrimage and what they gained from the experience.
Walking the Camino de Santiago Francés is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to be fully prepared for this adventure. ¡Buen Camino!
The book is written in a lighthearted, humorous way and answers questions such as:
– What are 3 things you can do as a customer at a bank in the U.S. that you will get your hand slapped for in Costa Rica?
– What app would a wise person visiting Costa Rica put on their cell phone for use in the restroom?
– What is considered rude in a U.S. restaurant but is a necessity to ensure you get to enjoy a hot entrée in Costa Rica?
These observations and over 100 more (yes, there are some extras thrown in) are covered to help you get the most out of your visit or move to Costa Rica.
No one famous ever said:
“I look forward to a day when books are not judged by the number of characters in their content, but the content of those characters.”
But they should have. Living in and Vistiting Costa Rica is comprised of just over 31,000 words that will positively impact your research of Costa Rica, whether you are a tourist or a potential expat.
So, you want to hike the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches across 14 states from Georgia to Maine?
Bestselling authors Greg Seymour and Jen Beck Seymour, who completed the trail on their first attempt, share their insights and personal stories in this easy-to-use guide.
Their 100 tips, tricks, traps, and facts tell you everything you need to know to plan a successful thru-hike. You will find the answers to questions such as:
- Why do most people quit and how can I avoid their mistakes?
- How do I do the doo in the middle of the woods?
- What animals should I worry about?
- What do zero, slack-packing and pink blazing mean?
- How do I plan and budget for a 5-7 month hiking trip?
- What permits will I need?
- How do I hike 2200 miles without destroying my feet?
- What gear do I need?
- Where should I NOT have sex when thru-hiking?
This book also includes a full list of thru-hiker slang words, as well as four different hikers’ gear lists for you to peruse.
THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to take this epic journey... and succeed.
Costa Rica Curious is part memoir, part travelogue, and part get off your ass motivation book. Learn how one couple left the earn-more spend-more treadmill that is dubbed the American Dream and found a more rewarding way to live. One where experiences are valued over things.
In addition to “why” they chose a move to Central America, Seymour shows “how” they moved including the couple’s decision making process and budget. Their adventure is not all rainbows and volcanos but through it all they learned a better way of life by redefining what is meant by the American Dream.
Written in a humorous style Costa Rica Curious is the perfect book for someone looking for a change or just interested in Central America travel.