How to Hire a Trekking Guide in Nepal

You're surrounded by peaks so steep they look like cartoons. Ice hangs precariously from their tops, as if a toddler dolloped icing about the landscape. Everywhere you look the jagged knife edges [...]

Is a Long Layover in Dubai Worth it?

Over the past 60 years Dubai managed to push its way onto the traveler's radar. Boasting the world's tallest building, opulence, and luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Dubai: the Las [...]

Trekking Planner Nepal: A Review of Nepal’s Premier Trekking Agency

Layers upon layers of endlessly steeper and higher peaks surround you. You’ve been walking for days, but each rotation of the earth is more astonishingly beautiful than the last. Every village [...]

Campfire Tales – Short Stories in the Outdoors

We've all been there. You've got this idealistic plan of spending some time out in the great outdoors. But it's not all sunny days and easy going. Here are some short stories of what happened [...]

How to Prepare for a Trek – Nepal

So I've got a confession to make. It's a pretty big one too...

Travel to the Peruvian Amazon

Laying awake under the mosquito net I'm staring at the ceiling of the bungalow. The air is still thick, and covers are useless. Silently I listen to the orchestra of sound around me. Each species [...]

A Local’s Guide to Lake Tahoe

Pristine sapphire waters lap gently against the steep peaks of the Sierra Nevadas. Dramatic views unfold between pines and you hike along the ridges of the mountains. Perhaps hiking isn't your [...]

Why You Should Travel to Indonesia

I was 48 hours deep into a long, weary journey from Bali to Jogjakarta. During that time I had traveled by local bus, suspiciously un-seaworthy ferry, crappy bus, inconceivably crappier bus, [...]

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The Adventurer’s Gift Guide

It's tough to shop for an adventurer. When it comes to gear we can be pretty particular. Those unfamiliar with the scene often feel intimidated with all the options and the steep price tags. [...]

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Couchsurfing – Making the World Smaller Since 2010

A lot of people look at me sideways when I tell them I use Couchsurfing. I usually get a shake of the head "you're crazy." Or a gasp, "You let strangers stay in your house?" Or, my favorite, the [...]

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