One Week in Guadeloupe

I had no idea where Guadeloupe was on the map. Not too surprising, considering my lack of direction, and the fact I later learned only one percent of the tourists that flock to the five islands that comprise Guadeloupe each year are American. The majority of tourists that travel to the French archipelago of islands […]

Markha Valley

Stephen and I spent four days trekking the Markha Valley. While we did this trek with a guide, it is a well marked and well traveled homestay trek that many hikers with at least some experience can attempt on their own. However, we did find that having a guide helped us bridge the communication barrier […]

Ladakh Diaries

“The landscape of Ladakh cannot but leave visitors enraptured. It is hard not to be entranced by the austere beauty of the terrain, its immensity, and emptiness.” – Partha Banerjee, author of Ladakh: The Essential Guide Ladakh is located between the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram Mountains, and has two mountain ranges running through it, […]