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.

Thamel Through Time: book review

Thamel Through Time is a new coffee table book that looks at the past, present and future of Kathmandu’s iconic area known as Thamel and the hotel that started the areas tourism boom Kathmandu Guest House A historic look at Thamel & the iconic Kathmandu Guest House Is there anywhere else in the world that can rival Thamel for its addictive kaleidoscope of sensory bombardment? The moment you enter its …

Traveling Japan with Kids: My Detailed Guide & Tips

This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission when you use my links to make a purchase, at NO extra cost for you. Rest assured I only recommend products I believe in. With vibrant pop culture, neon streetscapes and kid-friendly amenities, Japan is a great family travel destination. This is my comprehensive guide to traveling Japan with kids. There’s nowhere else like Japan. It is ultra modern yet traditional, highly urbanized yet filled with nature, and its people are respectful and polite, yet creative and open-minded. The multi-faceted…

Camping with Your Guitar: Things to Consider

Going on a camping trip with an acoustic guitar is always a fun and exciting idea that’s definitely possible with proper planning. Going anywhere with an instrument can be a complicated affair, with factors to consider such as the weather, handling, storage and even if your guitar can survive the trip to and from your destination unscathed. If you don’t want to…

I’m Off to Red Bull Rampage!

My busy travel schedule continues this week as I’m once again heading out of town. This time I’m off to Utah to attend the Red Bull Rampage mountain bike event. If you’re not familiar with this crazy downhill race, check out the video below. It is quite an experience. I’ll be gone through the rest of the week, so updates are likely to be scarce, particularly since we’re in

Island Hopping On Oahu & Kauai With Hawaiian Airlines

Exploring Waikiki Beach in Hawaii Hawaii, United States The aloha spirit is alive and well on the tropical islands of Hawai’i. With delicious food, cultural experiences, beautiful beaches, and outdoor adventures — there’s something for everyone in the rainbow state. This post is sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines & Barclays. Last…

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.

Best restaurants in Kathmandu (2018)

Chicken tagine with eggplant – (Also available in vegan & vegetarian) – Kathmandu’s restaurant scene is finally taking off with many great places to get national & international meals The best restaurants to eat out in Kathmandu Over the past 3 years restaurants in Kathmandu’s culinary scene have improved dramatically. Previously I’ve not written much about them as they would come and go every year. The chefs would often leave to the middle east or to another restaurant. And to be frank, the standards were not always the best. When electricity black …

11 Fun Things to Do in Lapland in Winter

This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission when you use my links to make a purchase, at NO extra cost for you. Rest assured I only recommend products I believe in. Lapland in winter is a magical wonderland. Whether you’re after adventure or fun in the snow, here’s a list…

Think You’re Prepared for Your Travelling Adventure? Read this First

Preparing your travelling adventure can take months of careful planning, endless lists, painstaking schedules and flight management but are you ever really ready? With so much to plan and take into consideration it’s more than likely that you might forget something! Well, don’t worry, here you’ll find a checklist of things you might have forgotten to sort or arrange before your big adventure. Your insurance Travelling without insurance is a big no, no. You need to be covered for every eventuality…

The Adventure Podcast Episode 37: Haunted Outdoor Places

We have a seasonal holiday theme for this week’s episode of The Adventure Podcast as we take a turn for the spooky. My cohost Dave Adlard and I explore some of the allegedly haunted spots in America’s national parks, and elsewhere, with stories of headless ghosts, Civil War apparitions, and crying spirits. If you haven’t heard these tales before, they’ll make good stories for the next time you’re… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review: A Travel Photographer’s Dream (Plus A Giveaway!)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Review Photography Gear Review Drones are incredible tools for capturing photography & video from a totally different perspective. The new DJI Mavic 2 Pro boasts a very powerful camera in a small, travel-friendly package. It’s finally here! The perfect flying camera that travel photographers like me have been dreaming of. A drone that’s both small enough to fold up into a backpack, yet powerful enough to capture high-end images and pristine…

How I Became Irish: Claiming Dual Citizenship By Descent

Claiming Irish Citizenship by Descent Travel Tips The Irish love to travel. So for years, whenever I met someone from Ireland during my adventures around the world, I’d proudly proclaim to them over a few beers that “I’m Irish too!” Apparently, I learned much later, the Irish hate this. Whoops! The United States is a country of immigrants, and most of us lack a truly long family history here. So we…

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.