Italy (part 1)

Arriving in Italy was, in a way, like coming home. We’ve both visited and travelled the country a number of times separately and together but still, making our way into the port at Bari, instilled a sense of anticipation. 1,629 more words

The John carrier

I really want my boys to share my journey, although they can’t actually come to base camp with me they can come on lots of training walks and I can carry them or push them to help with strength training. 294 more words

Adventures in Italy... Post 10: The Colazione Club

Whenever I find myself speaking to someone who has been away on a holiday to a foreign country, I always like to ask:

“And what do they usually eat for breakfast there…?” 682 more words


Beautiful Mount Shasta

So I posted this photo on my personal blog a few weeks ago but I thought I’d share it with QL too.  This was from my very first backpacking trip over 4th of July weekend.  160 more words


The Jebel Toubkal Adventure – Day 3

The Route: Jebel Toubkal | Distance: 16.5km | Time: 12 Hours
Height gain: 967m | Max Altitude: 4167m | Start: Neltner Refuge | Finish: 1,697 more words


Everest Base Camp trek

Trekking to Everest base camp is probably one of the best known treks in the world. It wasn’t until we started planning our RTW trip that I had thought about it as an option but it instantly appealed to me – a real challenge, remote, a chance to meet the Sherpa people living around the Himalayas and on the borders with Tibet. 1,000 more words


In the 'Abode of Snow'

The continuously flowing, extremely chilled water of Parvati river, long growing pine tree trying to kiss the Sun, beautiful evergreen forest, chilled weather, clean environment, beautiful wooden houses, warm himachali villagers and as you trek high and high, an enormously beautiful view  of the mighty white, snow-capped mountains enchanted my mind, left me speechless and calmed my soul.  1,184 more words