Welcome to 7Trails. I’m Kevin. This blog chronicles my journey from career lawyer to traveler and entrepreneur as I seek a life of freedom, meaning and adventure.
By traditional standards, life as a lawyer was good. I worked at a humane firm that treated its people well. I brought home a nice paycheck. I had a great group of friends and co-workers. Yet after 7 years of grinding out memos on the most thrilling of energy and environmental regulatory and policy issues, I finally admitted that something big was missing.
Although I’d been looking at other jobs for years, I began to search in earnest. I initially looked for another legal position, but it didn’t take long to realize how ineffective that would be. Deep down, I knew I had to take control, throw out the careerist playbook and figure things out for myself.
In December 2013, I left my firm and DC to begin living life the way I thought it should be lived. To guide my new adventures, I set for myself a goal of hiking the best long distance trek on each continent. Over the next few years, I’ll travel the world and hike seven of the world’s greatest long-distance treks. One on every continent. Each one at least 100 miles.
This blog covers those journeys and all the fun in between. I’ll primarily discuss my hiking and travel adventures, as well as my transition from career lawyer to entrepreneur. I’ll tell all about the different trails I end up on, and give reviews of the gear that helps me get there.
Because I’m a treehugger at heart, I’ll also talk about the environmental issues facing the beautiful places that I travel.