Haputale: Authentic Sri Lanka Hill Town   We’re not big tea drinkers, but seeing as how Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands produce some of the world’s most highly sought after tea leaves, we made plans to visit the iconic Dambetenne Tea Plantation.

The Poorman’s Guide To Visiting Sigiriya, Sri Lanka   An early morning climb up Sri Lanka’s Pidurangala Rock truly is one of the island’s hidden secrets.  We began our walk under a sky salted with stars and summited Piduranangala’s bald dome as the false dawn polished the stone with soft shadows.  The ascending orange, Read More

EBC Trekking: Altitude Sickness and Other Annoyances   The Everest region is full of dangers. The risks faced by mountaineers during summit attempts are well-known and a huge debate rages over the safety of Everest climbers with so many expedition teams on the mountain.

 Everest Base Camp: Guided or Unguided?   We hiked for 16 days in the Everest region without a guide or a porter. We carried all of our gear on our backs. A decision we made not because we are ultra cheapskates (although we are), but because we wanted to experience the mountains organically.

Minimalist Packing for Everest Base Camp Trek   Choosing what to bring on a 16-day trek in the Himalayas is not easy.   Without a porter to carry our gear, we wanted our loads to be as minimalist as possible yet still have enough gear to be warm and comfortable.

 How Much To Trek Everest Base Camp/Gokyo Lakes   Trekking in Nepal’s Himalayas is one experience that had been sitting on our bucket list for a long time. Finally, getting the chance to walk among the highest peaks on the planet, we can honestly say it has been one of the top hiking journeys, Read More

A Guide To Trekking EBC & Gokyo Lakes…Independently   Hiking the Khumbu Valley to Everest Base Camp was without a doubt the busiest and most crowded trail we’ve ever set foot on. Having that said, the entire trek is a stunner with iconic Himalayan peaks every direction.  The wide grins glued to the faces, Read More

The Women With Spiderweb Face Tattoos   When we booked our 20-hour bus from Mandalay to Mrauk U in Rakhine State, we had two plans. The first was to explore the temples and ruins of the former Arakan Kingdom and the second was to make a day-trip to the Chin villages along the Lemro, Read More

Prague Budget Breakdown   Budget: $75 per day for 2 people Total Spent: $624 Number of Days: 7 Average per day Spent: $89 per day for 2 people

Czech Beer Spa Experience Beer spa….aaaaaaahhhh!!! Only in the Czech Republic would you find a place that combines love of beer with holistic healing. Spending the day at the beer spa is the epitome of a man cave, but somehow drinking beer has been transformed into a pampering experience that we call beer therapy.