How to Prepare for Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Mount Kilimanjaro! The name of this awe-inspiring summit is by itself enough to send shivers of excitement (as well as terror) down one’s spine. And, hiking up 19,340 feet to reach the topmost point of Mt. Kilimanjaro is every hiker’s dream come true. But as much as hiking up this great mountain sounds daunting, with good preparation, planning, training, and …

Learning to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao

Did you know scuba diving is, like the only sport  in the world where you can move just by breathing? Sounds like my kind of exercise… It’s a rite of passage on any Southeast Asia backpacking trip to peel on that wetsuit, slap on those fins and learn to Scuba dive. The place to do this? Unmistakably Koh Tao. Koh …

India: 10 Awesome Adventures to Try in Manali

Manali is one of the best-known hill stations in the lower Indian Himalayas, and is a Mecca for backpackers, old hippies and young thrill-seekers alike. It’s a beautifully scenic town split into two parts; Old Manali, where most of the backpackers hang out, and New Manali, which is a pedestrianised shopping town surrounded by pine trees which is reminiscent of …