(Barely) Surviving the Himalayas

Part One: The Hike It’s an amazing and strange thing when a long standing plan comes to fruition. Expectations dissolve and the reality is something you never could have imagined; afterwards you are euphoric and a little sad. It was about nine months ago when Roisin floated the idea of going on a trip togetherContinue reading “(Barely) Surviving the Himalayas”

Roots & Wings

Putting down roots so that they may spread their wings Part Two: The Karakol Projects The driving force behind the six-day hike we did in the Northern Himalayas, along part of the Silk Road, was to raise funds for the Roots & Wings projects in Karakol. We are thrilled to¬†have raised over $51,000. Once again,Continue reading “Roots & Wings”

Adventure Time: Hiking the Silk Road for Charity

It’s *almost* adventure-time — I’ve been saving up my pennies¬†and in two short months, I’m hitting the road again! This time, I’m going to Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, India, and the U.K…   It all started in 2009, when I met Roisin in Bolivia. We traveled together for a few weeks, through the red and gold cowboyContinue reading “Adventure Time: Hiking the Silk Road for Charity”