Posts Tagged ‘trekking’

Photo Friday: Routeburn Track
Friday, July 29th, 2011

Routeburn Track

This Photo Friday from the Routeburn Track in New Zealand was shared by Dena Hughes on our Facebook Fan Page.

During her career break, Dena spent part of the time trekking the Grand Transverse in New Zealand, which includes the Routeburn Track. She shares “Emerging from the trees on our Routeburn descent, the valley opened to reveal her majestic beauty. Simply stunning. What better reward for taking a little time off to see the world?”

We think it’s definitely worth it. Where has your travel reward been?

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What to Do: Overview
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

If you are like me, you work hard – very hard. However, all of a sudden I was looking forward to a year of free time to do whatever I wanted – no work and all play! Yes, a dream come true but overwhelming at the same time. So many decisions to make.

My first instinct was to escape to a beach and relax, but I knew that I couldn’t simply ‘vacation’ for a year. And I knew it wouldn’t take long to get the ‘vacation bug’ out of my system. So after that, then what?


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

We’re in the process of writing entries for Tanzania. In the meantime, check out Sherry’s posts from Otts World:

WARNING: Just a friendly warning before you start reading this post…if you have any issues regarding reading about bodily functions…I suggest you look at the pictures and don’t read this post! The mountain was CHALLENGING…and your body is taxed in many different ways! As most of you know – I’m not shy about telling it how it is…so you do get a little glance into my gastro-intestinal organs and some of my inappropriate humor! Read More


Laos: Hilltribe Trek
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008


Michael and I traveled to Laos as part of our 2007 career break. The following is an excerpt from our travel blog.

While in Laos we did tear ourselves away from Luang Prabang for a two-day trek through some local hill tribe communities. We were told that for a true authentic hill tribe experience, Laos was the place to do it. It was what Thailand was like 40 years prior before the lure of the tourist dollar turned the experience into a Disney-like operation.

And there is no lack of operators in Luang Prabang offering guided experiences. After some research we decided to go with White Elephant Adventures as the owner, Derek, sold us on a trek that had only been done once before.


Nepal: Annapurna Circuit
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

[singlepic=851,200,,,right]Nepal was one of the countries I visited during my 2001 career break. Following is an overview of our trek on the Annapurna Circuit.

I just finished my trek through the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal and it was an incredible three-week experience.  It seems like it lasted a lifetime, yet also went by so fast.  This is one of the most beautiful countries and the quiet and peacefulness of being in the middle of nowhere at this time was a welcome opportunity.  I loved the fact that for the past three weeks we were cut off from everything.  The only things we needed to know each day was what time wake up call was and how long we should expect to walk.


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