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Makalu Base Camp Trek in Nepal

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an out-and-back hike that takes about two weeks to complete. It goes to the base of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located just east of the more famous Everest region and reaches an elevation of 17,225 feet/ 5250 meters. Locals say that...

The Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a tea house trek in Nepal. It’s located east of Kathmandu between the Lang Tang region and the Annapurna region. It circumnavigates Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, and reaches an elevation of 16,751 ft/ 5106 m on Larke Pass.  The...

Goat Lake: Stanley, Idaho

Goat Lake in Stanley, Idaho is one of the local bucket list hikes in the area. After having lived here for a full two months, I was ashamed to admit that I hadn’t yet hiked it. So I set off for the trail head one afternoon to see what the hype was all about. Fast Stats on Goat Lake...

Sawtooth Lake in Stanley Idaho

Sawtooth Lake Loop Hike: Stanley, Idaho

A few weeks ago I set out with a group of my friends and coworkers for yet another Stanley, Idaho hiking adventure. I wanted to spend two nights in the mountains, leaving as soon as I got off work on Sunday. Due to conflicting work schedules, two of my friends could go the first night...

The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Jobs

I remember when I landed my first out of state seasonal job after college. I announced to my family that I was moving to Colorado to work at a pizza shop in a ski town. They thought I was wasting my time and education. Seven years later, they probably still think the same thing.  I’m...

Hammock camping at Alice Lake Stanley Idaho.

Alice Lake & Toxaway Lake Loop: Stanley, Idaho

The Alice Lake & Toxaway Lake Loop is one of the more popular hikes in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. Myself and four friends hiked the entire loop as an overnight. While camping at Alice Lake was a bit crowded, there’s no question as to why it’s so popular...

Two girls on the beach in Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka

Dikwella, Sri Lanka: My Home Away From Home

After leaving Morocco, I went to Sri Lanka without much of an agenda and I figured I would stay for a couple weeks. After finding a cool little jungle hostel in Dikwella, Sri Lanka on my fourth day and making a rad group of friends, that couple weeks quickly turned into six weeks.  A...