Everest Base Camp Trek in 18 Amazing Photos

Julie Nepal 14 Comments

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early altitude sickness, it was difficult to appreciate the true beauty of the trek. Yes, we were amazed at the snowcapped Himalayas towering …

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Scariest Moment: Flying to Lukla, Nepal

Julie Nepal 3 Comments

Google “world’s most dangerous airport” and the Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, consistently makes it onto the list. The geography of the airport’s location combined with factors such as a very short runway and limited electricity make this airport one of the world’s most dangerous. Add in the fact that several of the airlines that fly in and out of …

Earthquake in Nepal: How You Can Help

Julie Nepal 4 Comments

Nepal, a tiny country located in the Himalayas and sandwiched between India and Tibet, was one of our most memorable destinations this year.  This place touched our hearts, with its giant mountains, ancient architecture, and some of the friendliest people we met. We learned about the devastating news about the earthquake in Nepal yesterday and our hearts go out to …

What Traveling Through Asia Has Taught Us

Julie Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam 3 Comments

We have now been traveling through Asia for over five months and still have several more to go.  It has been quite the learning experience for our family…new foods, new cultures, lots of history to learn about.  Most of it has been a wonderful experience although we have had a few difficulties along the way, just to keep things interesting. …

Do Roosters Crow in the Rain? Our Story from Pokhara, Nepal

Julie Nepal 6 Comments

Pokhara, a small city located about 200 kilometers (124 miles) west of Kathmandu, is a popular tourist destination in Nepal.  This city is located on Phewa Lake at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains and is the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit, another very popular trek in Nepal. Pokhara is known as the adventure capital of Nepal and this is …

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Kids

Julie Nepal 16 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC), a bucket list item for many travelers, is not just an adventure for twenty or thirty year olds. It is possible to trek to Everest Base Camp with kids, as we proved in October 2014. Tyler and Kara were 10 and 11 years old when we trekked to Everest Base Camp. Kara had turned 10 just three …

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Julie Nepal 21 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal was one of the highlights of our trip around the world.  In fact, this trek was so important to us that we planned the entire year around this two week adventure. Trekking to base camp was more challenging than we anticipated, both physically and mentally, but was absolutely worth it. Traveling through the …