Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka

Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka

Ella, the Eden of Sri Lanka I was very excited to get to Ella, as I had heard that there were plenty of hiking trails in the area, all of which had boasted stunning views.  After spending some time up in the “expensive” area of the Cultural Triangle with all of the high entrance fees for tourists, I was looking forward to experiencing some of the natural highlights that Sri Lanka had to offer. There were a multitude of accommodation options available in Ella, as it is a popular tourist…

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua This post is a continuation of my previous post about Volcano boarding.  I had participated in a two day trek with Quetzaltrekkers, which started with volcano boarding-definitely a must-do for any adrenaline junkie who finds themselves in Nicaragua.  When I heard it was possible to climb and camp on a volcano, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. Volcano boarding finished up around late morning.  Only myself and two others would continue onto the trek, as well as our two guides, Rich and Ben,…

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro

Volcano Boarding down Cerro Negro Ever since I decided I was going to Nicaragua (a whole week before I actually booked my flights), I knew that I ravels in Nicaragua, including my sister as well as my fellow travel friend, Dan, from Adventure Born.  As a self-proclaimed “adventure junkie”, I love trying my hand at any physical activity that pushes the limit (within reason of course).  Due to the specifics of this activity-needing a volcano covered in ash and not at immediate risk of erupting again, the sport is only available…

Manali: Hiking the Himalayas

Manali: Hiking the Himalayas

Manali, India- Hiking the Himalayas Manali is a small town located up in the north of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. A popular tourist and adventure destination, Manali offers a wide variety of adrenaline-focused activities from hiking to white water rafting to paragliding. It is also known as a “party spot” in the summer months, as the notorious beach party spot Goa becomes almost inhabitable during the rainy monsoon months. Since it is located at 1800 meters above sea level in the Himalayas, Manali receives quite a bit…

Trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park

Trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park

In addition to Thailand’s many beautiful beaches and islands, it is also host to lush forests and mountainous regions, particularly in Northern Thailand.  I knew that I definitely was interested in going on a multi-day trek into the countryside, but there were a variety of options available.  I wanted to avoid the more “touristy” ones that include stops of elephant riding where the elephants aren’t treated well, and the Long Neck Karen tribe, where women wear brass coils to elongate their necks.  Some of these tours treat these people like…