Everest BC Trek & Lobuche Climb: Dale & Team Enjoy Snowy Walk to Lobuche

Walking to Lobuche was peaceful and quiet with no wind and soft steps in snow.

Volunteer in Kenya with Freedom Global, Make a Difference

We’d always liked the idea of combining travel and volunteering. We’d talked about voluntourism. We’d thought about voluntourism. But we’d never actually done it. There are lots of excuses, like a lot of volunteer trips are weeks or months long, which is hard for people like us with limited vacation time, or we’d think about volunteering for a day or two during a trip, but then the schedule got too full. Then one day a friend was talking about an upcoming trip to Kenya, a trip that would be a week and a half, a trip that…

5 Reasons Why You’ll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

To drive or to take the train, that is the question. In Switzerland, the answer is to take the train! There is no place on earth that provides better train travel than Switzerland, and it is made so easy with the Swiss Travel Pass. If you’re not sure whether it’s worth getting a Swiss Travel Pass for your trip to Switzerland, here are five reasons why you’ll want to…

Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Leave Namche, Enjoy the Views

We left Namche and got a step further up the hill under the best weather possible.

5 Fun Things to Do in Saas-Fee Switzerland in Summer

Saas-Fee is a premier skiing village in the Valais region of Switzerland, so why were we traveling to Saas-Fee in summer? It wasn’t for the skiing, though Saas-Fee is unique because you can ski there year-round. While winter is Saas-Fee’s most popular season for travelers, summer is less crowded and there are many fun things to do in Saas-Fee in summer. Saas-Fee is one of those little Swiss villages that is a tourist destination, yet doesn’t feel touristy. This is especially true in the summer. Because no cars are …

Ama Dablam: Elias & Team Fly to Lukla, Begin Trek

It is definitely special to be back in the Khumbu, and while we’ve haven’t seen yet any major peaks, the change of pace from city to mountain, feels good and helps build up the excitement for the mission we have ahead.

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Reach Summit!

The climb took just under seven hours to reach the summit, and thankfully the sun rose shortly before reaching the top to help warm us and boost morale after climbing through the night.

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Ascent the Shira Plateau

The team hiked for about four hours before reaching out next camp that sits on Shira plateau, which is an ancient lava flow.

Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

While we ended up spending a number of days in Switzerland’s cities, we wanted to spend plenty of time soaking in Switzerland’s nature, specifically the Swiss Alps and the Berner Obereland region. To do so we spent four nights in Interlaken, giving us four-and-a-half days in the Swiss Alps. We used Interlaken as a jumping off point for a number of day-trips to places like Thun, Jungfraujoch, Lake Spiez, Lauterbrunnen, and Gimmelwald. The Swiss AlpsJungfraujochJungfrau is one of Switzerland’s famous mountain peaks, at 13,642 feet, in the Bernese Alps, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1912, construction was …

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team Visit Ngorongoro Crater and Maasai Village

Today we visited Ngorongoro Crater, considered by some to be the eighth wonder of the world.

What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Nine-hour layover. Those words can strike dread in any traveler’s heart. Unless that is, that long layover is in London. Then, all of a sudden, those words are full of opportunity. We’re not strangers to the long layover. We used a long layover to tour Munich in a day, and another long layover at the Munich airport (which included a spa visit and a brewery visit). Given the distance between Heathrow and the city of London, we didn’t get to do as much as we did with seven …

Kilimanjaro: Grom & Entire Team Reach Summit!

Today we had a wonderful albeit long day climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Denali Expedition: Haugen & Team Move to High Camp

As mountaineers, we tend to take things one day at a time. It just so happens that this was one of the best climbing days ever.

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico. La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico. The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing. La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live…