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Sri Lanka Travel

Sri Lanka: The Time to Visit is Now!

After braving the cold of the Himalayas, we were ready for someplace tropical. So we headed to Sri Lanka to relax and enjoy island life once again. Where in the world is Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka consists of one main island which lies just off the southeast coast…

January 21, 2018
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New Zealand Outdoors Travel

New Zealand Winter Road Trip

At the end of June, we headed to New Zealand for a three-week road trip. Because our time was limited, we only visited the South Island. This incredibly beautiful country quickly captured our hearts! New Zealand is clean and modern, but also time laid-back and charming. The relatively small…

December 19, 2017
My compatriots: Schuyler, Nina and Moritz.
Outdoors Tips Travel

Annapurna v. Everest: A Trekking Comparison

After sharing our experience trekking in both the Annapurna Conservation Area and the Khumbu region, I want to provide specific comparisons between these two treks. While this information is by no means comprehensive, I hope it will be of use to any readers who are considering a…

December 5, 2017
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Outdoors Travel

To Everest! Trekking in Nepal’s Khumbu Region

After three weeks on the Annapurna Circuit, we found ourselves in the lakeside city of Pokhara enjoying cocktails, pizza and clean laundry. But soon we were already talking about lacing up our boots again. “We’re in Nepal, so we should probably see Everest while we’re here…”…

December 1, 2017
Fall colors around Annapurna.
Outdoors Travel

Trekking in Nepal: The Annapurna Circuit

Nepal is world-renowned for trekking and the most popular route is the Annapurna Circuit. Back when we were working in Australia, we made plans with our friends to trek it together. This trail follows river valleys around the Annapurna Massif of the Himalayas, which consists of 30 mountain peaks. In…

November 26, 2017
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Australia Tips Travel

Working in the Outback

Australia is filled with dazzling landscapes and exotic wildlife. Truly, it’s a land unlike any other. But this country is enormous and also quite expensive (especially when compared to Southeast Asia). Enter the working holiday visa programme. The Australian government grants one-year, multiple-entry employment visas to…

July 17, 2017
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Australia Outdoors Travel

Australia’s National Parks: The Highlights

Australia is a big country with over 500 National Parks. In our 6-week road trip we managed to drive though, visit and camp in quite a few. Here are my top three National Park experiences. Blue Mountains National Park The Blue Mountains are located just a…

April 22, 2017
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Australia Outdoors Travel

Road Trip Australia: Life in an SUV

At the end of November we arrived in Australia. In case y’all were not aware, this continent is HUGE. So we bought a car. We’ve been unemployed for nearly a year, and it pained us to part with a big chunk of our dwindling…

March 2, 2017
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Indonesia Travel

A Village and Volcano: Moni, Flores

We were really excited to visit Flores. Our friends told us how much they enjoyed this beautiful island and we were ready to explore a less-touristed destination than Bali. After arriving in Maumere (and taking a beach day) we reached Moni. This little village is known for being…

November 22, 2016