The Loyalsock Trail, Mile by Mile

In this post, I break down the Loyalsock Trail into 25ths, providing a description of what your in for at each part of the trail. Check out my first Loyalsock Trail post for more general info about the hike. This list was derived by memory, and also by reviewing the Alpine Club’s Guidebook, which myContinue reading “The Loyalsock Trail, Mile by Mile”

How to Thru-Hike the Loyalsock Trail

There’s nothing like the sense of pride that comes with finishing all of something, and hiking a trail in its entirety is really something special. But it’s hard to do. If you’re anything like me, you dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, but walking away from society for three+ months is difficult to pullContinue reading “How to Thru-Hike the Loyalsock Trail”

3 Steps to a Great Picnic

Picnics are so underrated. The simplicity is beautiful. Packing a lunch and a blanket and going to the park is cheap, low-maintenance, and has incredible pay-off. They are a great way to spend time outside with your SO, family, friends, or solo. But just as with most other things, preparation is key. The way IContinue reading “3 Steps to a Great Picnic”

Site-Seeing in Kathmandu

In Orange is the New Black, when Piper first arrives in prison, Yogi Jones approaches her and asks if she’s ever heard of a mandala. When Piper says she has, they are “those round Buddhist art things,” Yogi Jones elaborates: The Tibetan monks make them out of dark sand laid out into big beautiful designs.Continue reading “Site-Seeing in Kathmandu”

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2

I’m breaking up my trek to Mardi Himal Basecamp into 2 parts (here’s part 1). To read about how we set the hike up & basics about the trek, check out this post. Day 3: Trek from Low Camp to High Camp In the morning, after another breakfast of eggs, bread, and porridge. we setContinue reading “Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 2”

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 1

Trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp from Pokhara The Mardi Himal Basecamp trek winds through lush forrest, fragrant with rhododendrons. There are plenty of opportunities to gaze at the mountains from windows between the trees. Each day, the mountains grow closer and closer, but they’re always visible. By the time you’re right below them, itContinue reading “Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek: Part 1”

Nepal Etiquette & What to Know Before Trekking

Before I found out that I had the chance to travel to Nepal, I had never heard of it. I had heard of the Himalayas, and I had always wanted to see them. Nepal is almost entirely in the Himalayas. 8 out of the world’s 10 tallest mountains are in Nepal, including Mount Everest. It’sContinue reading “Nepal Etiquette & What to Know Before Trekking”

Canoe Camping Gear: What to Pack

I recently went on a canoe camping trip on the Potomac River between West Virginia and Maryland. I had a great time, and you can learn more about it on my other post! If you’re planning your own trip, keep reading for a list of essential gear to pack with you. The links on thisContinue reading “Canoe Camping Gear: What to Pack”

Puerto Rico: An Outside Itinerary

I’ve been home from Puerto Rico for 2 days. In Philadelphia, the air is starting to get crisp, with just a few crunchy leaves sprinkling the ground. It’s one of my favorite times of year, but still I wish I was in Puerto Rico! It was too easy to get used to these views fromContinue reading “Puerto Rico: An Outside Itinerary”

Canoe Camping in the Paw Paw Bends of the Potomac River

The first time I ever camped, it was in a canoe. Since, I’ve camped from a car and from a backpack, and thoroughly enjoyed both, but canoe camping might be my favorite. Traveling by canoe offers advantages. You can pack much heavier than you would backpacking, but unlike with car camping, you can enjoy theContinue reading “Canoe Camping in the Paw Paw Bends of the Potomac River”