Travel & Adventure

24 Hours in Niagara Falls

A short weekend spent visiting Niagara Falls. Things to do and places to visit. Start at 7:00 AM. Grab some breakfast and take a morning stroll along one of the many trails on Goat Island, part of the Niagara Falls State Park which is on the American side of the falls. Bike rentals and trolley rides …

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10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Trek To Everest Base Camp

A trip of a lifetime that needs to be checked off your bucket list. Stand amongst the highest mountains in the world and be left in awe as you ascend into the rich culture of the Himalayas. You will return home with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return to the thin air. 1. …

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Put The Great Smoky Mountains National Park On Your To-Do List

While I only spent a quick weekend in and around the Smoky Mountains National Park, I felt that was just enough time to get acquainted with the vast wilderness of the Appalachian mountains in Tennesse. Although I still have a fair bit of exploring to do within the national park, I wanted to express just …

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10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Take A Trip To Iceland.

Iceland has been a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers for the last few years. The island offers an array of activities from ice climbing to hiking as well as beautiful landscapes and gorgeous waterfalls. From my experience, the locals do an amazing job of making guests feel welcome and safe.  Many visitors …

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Everest Base Camp Trekking Company

A number of years ago, I started having a fascination with Mount Everest. Everything from the fact that it is the tallest mountain on earth to the sheer guts and determination it must take to even start a journey to the summit intrigued me.  The mountain itself is a draw, but so is the rich culture and …

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Gorakshep to Lukla

Our helicopter was due to arrive in the early morning hours so we were awake for breakfast and all packed to catch our ride down the mountain.  Unfortunately, the weather was still bad in Lukla so we hunkered down for possibly another day at 16,942′ in Gorakshep. At this point, I was fairly well adjusted …

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Lobuche to Everest Base Camp

Today is the day! I’ve been dreaming about this adventure for years.  It felt surreal that in just a few short hours I would be standing at the base of Mount Everest.  This morning half of our group decided to make a push for Kala Patthar, which is known for its incredible view of Mount …

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Dingboche to Lobuche

I woke up just as the sun was rising and when I looked out the window it was crystal clear outside.  I immediately bundled up and woke everyone to go outside.  The mountains that were covered by clouds yesterday were just as crisp as the morning air.  Snowcapped peaks surrounded us including one of the …

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Tengboche to Dingboche

As we climb higher, the nights are much colder. Luckily, the sleeping bags that were provided for us were nice and toasty.  Immediately after opening my eyes, I threw open the curtains and gazed out the window for the most picturesque view of Mount Everest surrounded by the tallest peaks in the world.  The view stayed clear, …

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Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

It was a rough night that was filled with constantly being jolted awake by dogs barking just outside our window.  I also felt nauseous at points during the night and had a slight headache.  I knew these were common symptoms associated with being at altitude so our lovely trekking mate, who happens to be in …

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