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I love exploring my home state of Michigan, which is how I found myself sitting in a vintage Ford Model A in Detroit last November. But let’s rewind – I want to introduce you all to the absolute most unique tour in Detroit: Antique Touring. If you are headed to Detroit this summer or fall (and I hope my love for this city can convince you to!), then you seriously need to book this tour in Detroit.
Well, June is gone… we’re into summer at last, and I’m actually in one place for a bit! After the craziness of my 2.5 months of travel (to England, Nepal, and Maine – yes a somewhat random assortment of places, I know), I was so ready to just nest for a bit. That was my goal for June and I (kinda sorta) managed to stay put!
More and more, we are hearing about the negative consequences of overtourism, and the importance of learning to travel responsibly. Just the other day, I heard a story on the radio about the dangers of geotagging. When I recently returned home from Everest Base Camp, I was welcomed by a burst of news stories on the risks of overtourism on that exact trekking route. As a travel-lover and travel blogger, there is a niggling voice in the back of my mind that is growing louder and louder: Am I doing good with my travel? Or am I making a negative impact, and by broadcasting my travels on my blog, increasing that negative impact?
Interested in trekking Everest Base Camp in Nepal, but wondering what you’ll actually be doing day to day? I’ve got you covered with this 11 day Everest Base Camp trek itinerary. And if you want to see what it was like, scroll to the bottom for my three minute video covering our entire trek.
Lots of people dream of trekking in Nepal. But with the recent news of Everest’s deadly season, and the internet circulating photos of long queues of neon-jacketed climbers pushing for their chance at the summit, it begs the question: Should we really be encouraging travelers to go trekking in Nepal?
Looking back, it is hard to believe how many places I was and how much happened in May. I traveled a TON – early in the month I returned to the USA from my trip abroad to the UK and Nepal. But the travel continued stateside as I traveled throughout the USA. The highs were matched with a significant low: the passing of my beloved Grandfather. This was definitely a sobering month and I’m still absorbing everything that’s happened.
If you’re dreaming of the trek to Everest Base Camp but it’s just that… a dream… I understand. To trek Everest Base Camp requires a huge commitment. It’s a financial investment, is physically demanding, carries health risks, and will take you at least two weeks. This is not a vacation that you will return to work rested and rejuvenated from! For instance, I trained daily and had to quit one of my jobs prior to the trek in order to get the time to do it.