Planning for Antarctica (or how to make most of the trip)

I am deeply and hopelessly in love with The White Continent. But I’m perfectly aware that planning for Antarctica played a big part in the success of the trip. This is far from the typical backpacker trip: travel to the continent is a considerable expense for the average traveler. But with the right preparation, the […]

Planning: gorillas and lava lake in Virunga, Congo

While not for the average holidaymaker, the former Zaire is home to two of the most incredible experiences an adventure traveler can ever dream of: getting up close and personal with¬†critically¬†endangered gorillas looking into the soul of the Earth at the largest lava lake in the world. Both activities are in the southern sector of […]

Annapurna Circuit planning

As with many things in life, planning can make or break your chances of success. You know the saying among outdoor lovers: “There is no such thing as bad weather, there is only unsuitable clothing” So while this trek is appropriate for all levels of fitness, even the fittest can have a miserable time if […]

Annapurna Circuit: Kathmandu to Pokhara in 9 days…

…instead of 12 I’ll start by pointing out the obvious: the places you go through along the Annapurna circuit are all breathtaking, each in its own way, and the more time you spend on the tracks, the more nature will fill your soul with joy. So this post is not for those who have ample […]