Travel

Following my mother’s footsteps to Mount Everest, 29 years later

As I stood on the upper flanks of Kala Patthar – a mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas –at nearly 18,500 ft above sea level, gasping for air, I thought of my mother who traced her way up my exact path 29 years before me.Continue...

Travelling authentically, but at what cost?

Pamplona is a quiet, rural Basque town in the north of Spain for all but one week of the year.Continue...

Adventurous accommodations

Take your first steps into discovering adventure with the help of unconventional lodgings.Continue...

Backpacking with a purpose

Last reading week, I joined a group of “backpacktivists” for a nine-day excursion to Guatemala with Operation Groundswell: a program devoted to redefining travel and volunteerism.Continue...

Lost in translation

Picture yourself out to dinner with a friend — a pretty standard situation, right? Now substitute a typical dinnertime for 10 p.m. and a friend for your new roommate who you’ve just met.Continue...

Travelling (not so) alone

Everyone should travel alone at least once.Continue...

Ni Hao, Shanghai

A friend once told me that when you visit China for a week you feel as though you can write an entire novel about it.Continue...

Traveling to adulthood

After five months of backpacking abroad, experiencing fascinating communities and conversations, living with locals and other curious travellers, coming back to school definitely took some...Continue...

The perfect getaway to Huaraz, Peru

Before the start of the school year, my boyfriend and I wrapped up our summer jobs a little early and packed our bags for one last summer adventure to Peru.Continue...

Just for the hell of it

“You’re sure this is safe, right?!” I roar over the wind in my ears. “What’s wrong kid, you’re just jumping out of a perfectly good airplane!”Continue...

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