Annapurna Trail Nepal

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Imagine living in a faraway, mountainous community in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Despite its unbelievable beauty, most people live in rugged, remote communities with poor infrastructure, difficult lives and few educational or economic opportunities. In fact, Bhutan has one of the lowest literacy rates in Asia meaning countless children and adults are left behind,…

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How HANDS in Nepal is Working to Provide Education and Hope in the Most Remote Villages of the Himalayas

In 2010, I went on a life-changing trip to Nepal with my father to hike the Annapurna trek in the Himalayas. After that fateful trip, I began my blog and started helping HANDS in Nepal, a non-profit organization that works to promote education and reduce poverty in the remote Himalayan villages. In this post, HANDS in Nepal’s Director Jan Sprague updates us on the amazing work they are doing in some of the hardest reached areas of Nepal.

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Manang, Nepal


Interactive World Map of Where I’ve Been Over the years, I have traveled to over 45 countries and six continents. To see where I’ve been and read related posts, click on country in red. The countries in orange are the countries I’ve visited but have not written about on my blog and the countries in blue…

First Time Guide to Climbing Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro, the fourth highest peak among the seven summits, soaring at 19,340 feet (5,895 m) and one of the world’s highest freestanding mountains, has long been one of the most popular climbs given its relative ease of climbing. It had been a dream of mine for decades and in 2015 I made it to the top via the Machame Route. Here is my day to day guide of what to expect when climbing Kilimanjaro, complete with photos, descriptions of the hikes, what to pack and who to go with.

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