Tag: Hiking

Mitchell & Brendan Phelps
December 9, 2022
Santorini in the Off-Season

Interactive Map of Santorini

Use our interactive map of all the places we visited during our time in Santorini. Feel free to use this as an outline for your own #adventuretheory

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First, a little bit about Santorini. It’s an island located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands. It’s known for its stunningly beautiful views, with white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and crystal-clear waters. It’s also home to a number of ancient ruins, including the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.

But while Santorini is a popular destination during the peak tourist season, it’s also a great place to visit during the off season. The weather is still beautiful, with warm days and cool evenings, and there are fewer crowds. This means you can really take your time and enjoy all that Santorini has to offer without feeling rushed.

One of the best things to do in Santorini during the off season is to explore the island’s many beaches. The most famous of these is Red Beach, so named for the reddish hue of the volcanic rock that surrounds it. But there are also plenty of other beautiful beaches to choose from, like Perissa Beach, which has black sand and crystal-clear waters, or Kamari Beach, which is popular for its laid-back atmosphere and water sports.

Another must-do in Santorini is to visit the island’s many wineries. Santorini is known for its distinctive wines, which are made from the indigenous grape varieties grown on the island. You can take a tour of a winery and learn about the history and production of Santorini wines, and of course, taste a few for yourself.

If you’re looking for a bit of history, there are several ancient ruins to visit in Santorini. The most famous of these is the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during the volcanic eruption. You can visit the site and see the well-preserved ruins of buildings, streets, and even frescoes.

Of course, no trip to Santorini would be complete without experiencing its famous sunsets. The best place to do this is from Oia, a town on the northern tip of the island. Here, you can watch the sun set over the caldera, the huge crater created by the volcanic eruption. It’s a truly breathtaking sight.

While everyone’s experience in Santorini will be different and personal, there are a few things that are generally considered not-to-be-missed. These include:

Places to stay

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Things to do

Day 1

Rent a car and drive

Cost us only 13 Euros a day

Ancient Thera and Akrotiri

Day 2

Visit the town of Fira

Hike a Volcano

Sunset in Oia


The hike from Fira to Oia

Photoshoot in imerovigli


The Beaches

Places to eat

If you have time to kill

Go around the island taking pictures of all the different doors. Literally did not find a single one that was the same as another.

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Final thoughts

Of course, these are just suggestions and you may find other things that you enjoy more. The best way to experience Santorini is to explore and see what catches your interest.

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Mitch Phelps
October 28, 2022
Hiking Pike's Peak

When my friend came back to Colorado Springs to visit, naturally we asked him what he wanted to do. Hiking Pike’s Peak was not something I expected him to say. I have been reluctant ever since moving to the springs to actually do a 14er, not because I don’t think I couldn’t do it, just because I didn’t want to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and be sore for the next 3-9 days. 

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Overview of the hike from All Trails

Google Maps

Overview of the hike from Google Maps

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We didn’t start quite as early we were hoping to. We wanted to start the hike at 530am… yeah that didn’t happen. I live in the north eastern part of Colorado Springs, it took me about 30min to drive to my brother’s house on the west side. We packed up our cars and waited for my friend to arrive. I got to my brothers house at 5am… my friend didn’t arrive until 545am, then we didn’t start driving to Crag’s Campground until around 6am.

My friends told me this hike would only take about 5 hours max. Yeah that definitely was a lie. The hike started off really nice. It wasn’t super steep and there weren’t that many rocks to impede us. The first 3-4 miles were a breeze. The last 2-3 miles to the top of the mountain was death. All in all it took us about 6-7 hours to get to the top of Pike’s Peak. 

Highly recommend bringing snacks and 2Liters of water. Bring gloves, a headlamp and toilet paper. There aren’t any amenities until you get to the top of the mountain, 


Also whoever owns the visitor center at the top of pikes peak, you need to hire more workers so the food line isn’t hours long. Also you should make a line for “hikers only” because…. hiking up 7miles then waiting an hour in line for food is something i would deem unacceptable. 


Your Donuts were in point though. 



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