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Peace in the Himalayas

In our 17 days of travel and trekking, my failed attempt to ascend to Kala Patthar served an amazing gift I would find no where else: peace. The parks through...

A free trip to LA – yes please!

Weeks ago, my friend Shanda messaged me with yet another...

Looking back on the broken Jeep

What a wild and completely unpredicted year it has been....

Rocky shores of Positano

Boats rocked in the distance as I absorbed the world...

Laundry, and then what?

The weird nature of the career I’ve found myself in...

An Aunt Day at the symphony

I solemnly swear that we’re up to no good. Over...

Boarding the most dangerous flight in the world

The conscious decision to avoid nearly all Everest Base Camp-related...

Exploring Kathmandu, Nepal

Waking up in Kathmandu was surreal. The trip planning had...


In my Moments from the sky entry in the journal,...

“To both recognize and invent beauty”

A few years ago, when I took my first big...

Revisiting the Everest Base Camp stories

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