For my EBC trek, I planned to carry my own bag (what an idiot) so I packed as minimally as I possibly could. When I finished the trek I realized JUST how much stuff I actually didn't use and some items I desperately needed. For the Annapurna circuit trek, I vowed not to overpack! Even… Continue reading What I Packed For The Annapurna Circuit Trek
Every trekker who goes to Nepal has heard of Pokhara, whether you’re planning on doing the Annapurna circuit, Poon Hill trek or you’re relaxing after EBC, you have to go to Pokhara. This town is located in the west of Nepal, about an 8-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. Don’t worry if busses aren’t your thing,… Continue reading Pokhara- A Perfect Paradise
Hey guys! Today I thought I’d bring up a really good question I get asked and I see being asked quite often. “What is the best way to travel in a sustainable way?” The short answer is to not fly anywhere. It's common knowledge that flights are basically CO2 producing devil spawn. Greta made… Continue reading Vote With Your Dollar When Travelling!
Hey there! Last week I was in a rage over fast fashion and I went over some ways to combat this monster of an industry. Today I'm going to talk about how to find a style that reflects you and how this is KEY to packing like a minimalist. (See how I said “like”?) You… Continue reading How To Ditch Fast Fashion And Pack Like A Minimalist Part 2
Hey there! Can we talk about fast fashion for a second? Cheap retailers like h&m and forever 21 offer clothing prices that just cannot be beat. I mean 7$ for a t-shirt and 20$ jeans? Who wouldn't go for that. I'm here to tell you all about fast fashion, why it's bad, how you can… Continue reading How To Ditch Fast Fashion And Pack Like A Minimalist (at the same time)
October 3rd, 2018 After a long day of trekking, we dropped our bags in Gorakshep and hit the trail again to make it to EBC before the sunset. The trail was long and chilly, the greenery and views had long fallen away back in Tengboche. All that was left was snow-capped mountains and grey rocks.… Continue reading The Commercialization of Everest Base Camp
September 25, 2018 As we trudged into Phakding after our first day of hiking in the Himalayas all I wanted to do was flop on my bed and sleep (a recurring theme of the trek). The afternoon clouds had already swooped in and taken the beautiful views. It was only around 3pm. My bunkmate and… Continue reading Cookies That Will Break Your Heart
September 28th, 2018 I woke up freezing cold, the sun was just peeking over Namche and shining its beautiful light on the other side of the mountain. The guys called us into their room to catch a photo out of their “superior” window. I surprisingly couldn't care less. Yesterday's entrance to Namche bazaar left… Continue reading Castle In The Sky part 2
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! 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?