October 21, 2016

Our adventure travel company, Of Global Interest LLC, has two trips planned for October 2016.  I’ll make that — three trips — as I include my own.

We have four Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who were working in remote Nepal 35 years ago who are now on a reunion tour —...

October 20, 2016

From my journal:

September 26 - October 1, 2016

[On the Plane]

Just got to my seat on Boston to Doha flight. Empty seat next to me - yes! - very pink.  Entering the plane felt something like an upscale nightclub in Las Vegas.  I like it, kind of neat lighting inside the c...

October 19, 2016

October 5-8, 2016

I am iodizing my water.  Two tablets dropped into my water bottle, which I've been using over and over since leaving Kathmandu, does the trick.  I have to wait thirty minutes for the iodine to kill anything lurking - but I have a backup, a second bottl...

October 18, 2016

October 9 - 16, 2016

When the United Nations of Trekkers gets to Namche they are advised to stay at this elevation for two nights before proceeding higher.  Continuing toward Everest is dangerous if not well acclimatized to the thin air.  'Climb high, sleep low' is the...

August 23, 2015

The Leelanau 100 Mile Swim


Maybe some of you saw the articles in the Ann Arbor News and Detroit Free Press about Liz Elling’s swim around the Leelanau Peninsula. She is amazing. Within the next few days, this 54 year old woman will be swimming 100 miles around the p...

June 19, 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.
Four others are missing, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti of Nepal’s Tourism Ministry, adding that...

April 12, 2012

Hello Adventures,

Wow does time fly! (And then it comes to a standstill when I fly.) I am home now and sad I didn’t finish my journal in Nepal. Other travelers I met kept wanting to go to dinner or out for beer. I thought I’d be alone. Oh well.

After trekking in the Ever...

October 8, 2005

Going Greyhound

From my journal

For the first time ever, I left my home on foot to begin my journey over the seas. It was a short walk downtown to the Greyhound bus station. Three close friends and my father joined me for the quarter-mile sendoff trek. It was a chilly fa...

August 30, 2004

We made it to Bamako. Things are very interesting here! A lot to get used to… I like it, I think. We have to be very careful talking to strangers who want to be our guide, etc. Last night in Dakar we, Pushkar and Sasha from Switzerland and I, were surrounded by maybe 4...

May 17, 2004

Hello Adventurers,

Today, May 16, I find myself thinking about Mt. Everest all day. It is the climbing season right now and my good friend and business partner, Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, is on the mountain at this minute. I have learned he reached the summit THIS morning, Ma...

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