Sept 27th, 2018 Our first day in Namche was a test of pure will power. We were meant to trek to the Everest View Hotel at 3962 meters. Now to any average trekker, this would be a piece of cake (steep cake) Considering what happened the day before I didn't have much hope I would… Continue reading Castle In The Sky part 1
Hey there! Beware this is a dry (less visual) post compared to my previous topics but I honestly get this question A LOT and it needs explaining! An interesting conversation with my mom the other day sparked an idea for a blog post. She was humming and hawing over whether or not to buy a new… Continue reading How In The Hell Do I Afford To Travel So Much?
Hey There! During my trip to Nepal I opted to have a long layover in Hong Kong in hopes that I could escape the airport and get out to see the city but I had some obstacles to overcome: How easy is it to leave the airport? and what about my bag? How much and… Continue reading 14 Hours in Hong Kong, What Could Go Wrong?
Hey there! Ah, Northern Ontario! So wild and rugged, this is where the truly adventurous come to brave the elements and tame the wild! Home to bears, moose, lakes, dense forest and some of the truest Canadians you’ll ever meet. This is the place to come and really experience Canada in the wild. Most people… Continue reading Northern Ontario, the place for the wild at heart
Hey there! Traveling can be a tricky mistress. It makes you step back and take a look at your life and the things you want from it. It also has this funny way of teaching you things you never thought you would need to know, and it does so in the strangest of ways. When… Continue reading 25 Travel Revelations at 25
Sept 25, 2018, Arriving in Lukla was a miracle in itself. What started out as a smooth plane ride over the Nepali countryside quickly turned into a bumpy ordeal as we banked left and headed straight for the goddamn mountain. This is it. This is how I die. At Least the views are nice! … Continue reading Planes, Yaks and Broken Packs
Hey there! Ok I know, I know… Amanda (you say) it is not even the end of August and you’re packed for a trip in early October? Already?. Why yes, yes I am packed and I've actually been packed/in the process of packing since June. I'm a creature of organization and habit and my brain… Continue reading What I Actually Packed For Everest Base Camp
Hey there! Everyone is bound to make travel mistakes, whether it's your first trip or your 20th! Here are some extremely common ones that are really easy to avoid with a little time and preparation! Not knowing the visa/ entry requirements for the country you are traveling to. Do some research beforehand and see… Continue reading Travel Mistakes You’ll Make At Least Once!
Dear Amanda at 18, Right now you are probably just back from your very first trip on a plane, and your very first time outside of Canada! I know how much you loved Turkey and how you are excited and so eager to share everything you’ve learned with your friends and family. You have found… Continue reading A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self
Hey there! Late in the evening on August 1st, I received a lovely message from a fellow blogger friend, nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I was totally taken aback as I am still new to the whole blogging world and I was honored that she would think to nominate me! I immediately started… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award 2018