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How to Spend 5 Days in Kerala, India

I recently left the busy and chaotic streets of Kathmandu for Kerala, India for a quick five day vacation. Kerala is a state on the Malabar coastal in the southwest of the sub-continent. Having spent the last year and a half living in Kathmandu, I was half-expecting Kerala to be a reflection of Nepal's disorderly pace, but was in for a pleasant surprise. The pace in Kerala is slow and leisurely, with an emphasis on…

A Guide to Hiking the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China offers some of the best hiking in China and is one of the incredible ways to experience the natural beauty and history of the country. Where and how to hike the Great Wall in China Where and how to hike the Great Wall can be confusing. The Great Wall is made up of many different sections and there is a proliferation of companies and tour groups that will take you…

Mt. Everest Base Camp – 8 Reasons to Make the Trek

This is a guest post written by my daughter, Kristen McAdam - an adventurous soul with her mother's wanderlust. At least her cubicle is more interesting than most! Back in February I made the decision to ask my boss for an entire month off to travel to Nepal. I was feeling the familiar tug of the travel bug and was eager to tick off another item on my ever-growing bucket list. I’ve wanted to visit…

Papua New Guinea – 700 Languages and Proud Cannibals

I am a geologist; highly educated and trained to bang rocks with a hammer. This skill is in short supply in many places around the globe and so I am lucky. Lucky to travel to some very interesting, out of the way places. Also lucky to be married to an intrepid traveler who started a website called HikeBikeTravel who has threatened to make me sleep in the garage if I don't write a blog. I…

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