Bardia National Park – Jeep Safari

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! It’s often referred to as “Chitwan National Park 30 years go” and is famously void of toursists but full of wildlife!  Bardia is more remote and a longer ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara but well worth it.   My Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Chame to Manang

Today was the first actual day of hiking on the Annapurna Circuit and we woke up to beautiful blue skies and snow capped mountains after a crazy ride from Kathmandu!  We had about 25 km between Chame and our acclimatization day in Manang .  It would take us 2 days to climb over 1000m and reach the highest Read More …

Bardia National Park – Jungle Walk

Bardia National Park is in the Western Region of Nepal and the best place in the world to see wild tigers! I found out about it from a friend in Kathmandu when I told her I was planning on heading to Chitwan National Park. She told me “Bardia is like Chitwan 30 years go” and Read More …

Kopan Monastery – Buddhist & Meditation Retreat

Kopan Monastery is home to hundreds of monks and opens its doors to travelers interested in learning about Buddhism and meditation.  I joined a 1 week retreat focusing on an introduction to Buddhism and meditation in Kathmandu and absolutely loved it!  Kopan monastery is situated high above the chaos of Kathmandu with a beautiful view Read More …

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: Leaving Kathmandu

Kathmandu is filled with a whirlwind of dust as trekkers from around the world prepare for their journey into The Himalayas.  My brother and I met our guide Thakur the night before and today we found him waiting for us at the hotel just after breakfast. We took a taxi past merchants setting up shop in Read More …

Snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit – Manang

Getting snowed in on the Annapurna Circuit means I actually had some down time to put together this post.  Luckily the Throng La Hotel in Manang has some wifi so I thought I’d tell you all about the trip so far.  The first few days of our expedition has been quite enjoyable with a day Read More …

How to Have a Multicultural Thanksgiving Abroad

This is a guest post by  Jennifer Malia from Munchkin Treks The History of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving should be a time for Americans abroad to give thanks and celebrate cultural diversity. After all, the holiday has multicultural roots.  The origin of Thanksgiving is often traced to a three-day autumn harvest feast in 1621 when English settlers Read More …

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done…” – Dalai Lama XIV

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” Dalai Lama XIV Such a strong and incredibly true statement about life.  I love the adventures I went on Read More …