Altitude, Avalanches, and Landslides: Let’s bring the family to Nepal!

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  So, when we were planning our RTW trip, one place was a draw for nearly everyone–Nepal. Something about the rich culture, the Himalayas, and the exotic nature of places like Kathmandu, pulled us to include a stop in this … Continued

Mueller Hut: Our RTW “Peak”

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Intentions… In New Zealand when you enter the backcountry their version of rangers emphasize filling out a book for the authorities which includes your intentions on what exactly you intend to do. This lets them know if they should come looking … Continued

Tramping amongst Volcanoes: Tongariro Northern Circuit

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  The Tongariro Northern Circuit is a 43 km (26.5 mile) loop track which passes around the Northern section of the Tongariro National Park. The track passes through active volcanoes, glacial valleys and vast meadows. The landscape is often surreal … Continued

Give to anyone who asks you …

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(Ella) So imagine you’re walking down the streets of Cambodia. You’re having a pretty good day, sightseeing and being an annoying tourist. And then BAM. It’s like someone punches your heart. You see a starving, crippled child, begging for money. … Continued

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