A Guide to An Independent Markha Valley Trek in 4 Days

A Guide to An Independent Markha Valley Trek in 4 Days

If you’re in the Indian region of Ladakh, you’ll probably hear about the Markha Valley. While there are loads of valleys that you can explore by taxi, van, or motorbike, the Markha Valley is currently only accessible by foot. This makes it one of the most popular trekking destinations in Ladakh. How to Get There [...]

Travel Journal #3 | How to give your mother a heart attack

Travel Journal #3 | How to give your mother a heart attack

Hello helloooooo! The last time I wrote a travel journal post, I was talking about my India first impressions. Haven't read that post yet? You can find it here. What I've been doing & Where I am now I've travelled through Rajasthan and we just moved from Himachal Pradesh to Kashmir. WOW do I feel [...]

Shimla to Manali: Independently Motorbiking the Spiti Valley

Shimla to Manali: Independently Motorbiking the Spiti Valley

Nearly four years ago, I met a traveller in Vietnam who raved about the Spiti Valley in India, where he had just come from. He showed me photos of incredible valleys, blue rivers, and towering mountains. Right then and there, I decided I was going to go someday. And we did it! The Spiti Valley is [...]

Camel Safaris, Living Forts, and the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten: A Mini Jaisalmer Guide

Camel Safaris, Living Forts, and the Best Thing I’ve Ever Eaten: A Mini Jaisalmer Guide

I wasn’t expecting much from Jaisalmer, but I really loved this place! It’s called the Golden City and I can see why! The amazing fort in the middle of the city looks like a golden sandcastle and the city is gold- Jaisalmer is so lovely and I think it’s a must-see place! Phil and I [...]

Where to Find the Blue City in Jodhpur

Where to Find the Blue City in Jodhpur

In a city nicknamed “The Blue City,” you’d think the whole city would be full of blue hues. It’s not. This caught me off guard, and while it was easy to spot a couple of blue walls here and there, I wanted to find the spot that gave Jodhpur its nickname. At first, I was [...]

Falling in Love with India’s Most Romantic City (ft. the Best Sunset Spot in Udaipur!)

Falling in Love with India’s Most Romantic City (ft. the Best Sunset Spot in Udaipur!)

Phil has always said this was his favourite city in Rajasthan, and after going there myself, I can totally see why. While I haven't seen *quite* enough of India to say it's my favourite city, I sure did love this place. I can't pinpoint a reason why I liked Udaipur so much; it's just one [...]

Jaipur Highlights: Tiger Fort & Getting Custom-Made Dresses

Jaipur Highlights: Tiger Fort & Getting Custom-Made Dresses

After flying into Delhi and leaving all of our trekking gear (a whopping 120L combined!), we took the train to Jaipur. The entire first day, I was ill! I couldn't get out of bed, which was so frustrating because all I wanted to do was see the city. Luckily, the next day, I was all [...]

Travel Journal #2 | I Almost Got Helicopter Med-Evacuated Back to Kathmandu & India First Impressions

Travel Journal #2 | I Almost Got Helicopter Med-Evacuated Back to Kathmandu & India First Impressions

Wow, has it been an eventful couple of weeks! To start, I'm in Asia! Being back in Nepal has been absolutely amazing. I love this country. The dusty charm of Kathmandu, the fresh mountain air, and the fact that everything is so damn chaotic but it all works out in the end. The Three Passes [...]

How to Do the Three Passes Trek Independently

How to Do the Three Passes Trek Independently

This is going to be a pretty big post, so before I jump into it, I’m going to give you a little table of contents. I’ll be covering: A brief summary of the trek Itinerary Budget How to get in/out Essential Items A day by day overview/ “what to expect”/ my recommendations (the longest bit!) [...]

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost? A budget breakdown.

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost? A budget breakdown.

How much does the Everest Base Camp trek cost? That's the little nugget of information that everyone's interested in. The honest answer? It varies from person to person. Not the answer you were looking for, I know. This post is going to break down the costs of the trek to clear up any confusion. First [...]