June 20, 2017
A Packing List for Your Round the World Trip premium
You’ve decided that you’re going – maybe for a month, maybe for a few years. You may have picked a few countries to see and play things by ear, you might have mapped an exact route that you’ll follow day by day. Now the big question comes – what should go in your backpack and […]
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June 10, 2017
Annapurna Base Camp Trek without a Guide premium
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a week long (more or less) hike in the Annapurna region. Although not as famous as the longer and higher Annapurna Circuit, it is a good alternative when you’re short on time and want to visit the historic starting point of the ascent of the deadliest mountain in the […]
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June 6, 2017
Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp Solo or Without a Guide premium
Everest Base Camp is a spectacular hike full of history, incredible scenery, and amazing people. It’s one of the most outstanding hikes we’ve been on, and the two weeks we spent in the Everest region flew by much too quickly. Logistically it’s the easiest trek we’ve been on, with permits, eating, and sleeping all being […]
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June 5, 2017
Everest Base Camp Itinerary and Details premium
In addition to our guide to hiking to Everest Base Camp without a guide or porter, this post will give you more detail on what to expect from day to day while hiking. Our visit was in early May, so we didn’t experience the huge crowds that come in November, or endure the rough weather of […]
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June 3, 2017
Hiking the Mount Makiling Traverse premium
Hiking Mount Isarog had been fun, but we didn’t get a great view from the top, so we decided to try another dormant volcano – Mount Makiling. Mount Makiling is just above 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) high, but the possibility to traverse the volcano instead of just hiking out and back made it sound appealing to […]
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June 2, 2017
Hiking up Mount Isarog premium
Mount Isarog, a volcano lying in the lower quarter of Luzon, Philippines, is an accessible mountain where you can hike to the top and back within a day. Unlike Mayon and Bulusan to the south, hiking to the summit of Isarog is permitted currently, as long as you obtain a permit for your hike. The […]
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April 29, 2017
Getting from Cebu to Donsol by ferry premium
If you’re traveling in the Philippines on a budget and without a tight schedule, you might consider taking a ferry from Cebu to Donsol instead of flying. While flying is easier and faster, the ferry trip will most likely be cheaper and you might have a little adventure on the side. Check out our guide on how […]
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April 29, 2017
Swimming with Whale Sharks in Donsol premium
One of the more elusive and incredible creatures in the ocean, the whale shark, is surprisingly tough to find despite it being the largest fish at 12+ meters long (40 feet). We tried to see them in hot spots both in Mozambique and Thailand without luck, so when we heard they were in Donsol, Philippines, […]
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April 27, 2017
Ticao and Snake Island: Off the Beaten Path in the Philippines premium
If you spend some time around the Philippines you will encounter beautiful scenery and amazing marine life, but also thousands of other visitors. More by accident than planning, we stumbled on an area of the Philippines that is still off the main tourist path: Ticao and Snake Island. If you’re looking to explore outside of […]
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April 26, 2017
How to see the Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers on Bohol premium
The relatively small island of Bohol is mainly known for a strange looking geological formation named the Chocolate Hills and a tiny primate that calls the island its home, the tarsier. The Philippine tarsier is a hamster size primate that only lives on a few islands in the Philippines, one of them being Bohol. The […]
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