Yosemite

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For years, I told myself that I wasn’t going to visit Yosemite until I was a solid 5.11 climber. The idea was loosely based on something that I’d heard about free vs. aid climbing one of the most iconic climbs in the world: The Nose on El Capitan. The more you can free climb, the faster you can move, the more parties you can pass on the congested route, etc., etc.

Here to say: that was dumb. If you’re thinking like this because you have yet to visit Yosemite, don’t be dumb like me. Just go.

Yosemite for me is a full-on, head-to-toe body rush of dopamine. I gasped aloud the fist time I saw Half Dome. I first visited the park from the east entrance, passing through the boundless alpine playground that is Tuolumne. Everywhere you look, granite domes erupt from the ground surrounded piney forests and serene alpine…

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Caribbean getaway: spending a long week-end in Santa Marta & the Tayrona National Park

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As it is currently pouring over Bogota, I thought now was as good a time as any to tell you what I was up to last week-end, which was extra long for me as Colombia also celebrates Columbus Day as Dia de la Raza y la Hispanidad, literally Race and Hispanicity Day. Controversies surrounding genocidal maniac Christopher Columbus aside, with that Monday off, and since I don’t have class on Tuesdays and my first class is at 5 P.M. on Wednesdays, I jetted off to the area of Santa Marta, in the North of Colombia.

Why Santa Marta? Well, because I already had arranged for accommodation up there since before I even left Europe. How? Because I stayed with a Couchsurfing member who I had already interacted with a few times on the website’s forums, and who had extended me an invitation up north whenever I would get…

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DAY -2, Birla Institute of technology and Science, Pilani (Rajasthan).

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I have visited famous places in Pilani. That are :-

Built by the famous industrialist and philanthropist G.D. Birla, Shradha Temple (also known as Birla Temple) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pilani. Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Shradha Temple is an epitome of beauty and articraft. Made of white marble, the exterior of shrine has multiple figures of saints, scientists as well as philosophers showing a beautiful combination of science with spirituality.

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It is believed that Panchvati is the place where Ram along with Sita and Lakshman resided during his Vanwaas. It is a major tourist attraction in Pilani. Panchvati is situated in a large area covered with huge tress, shrubs, and bushes giving the impression of a forest and maintained by Birla Trust in Pilani.

Shiv Ganga is highly popular among locals, students and tourist alike. Situated in the heart of Vidya Vihar campus at…

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Spend the night in a luxury treehouse equipted with hot tubs!

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As children we spent endless hours trying to build the perfect treehouse before spending further endless hours playing in it, didn’t we? Well there’s a chance to revisit your childhood with an added touch of luxury as Wolds Edge Holidays Lodges have created some turly special tree house lodges – that you can holiday in!

From first impressions the treehouses don’t look to be anything more than lodges that are peeping through the treetops with unbeatable views of the sourdining forrest areas. But once you get closer, and then inside, it really is a different story.

Sitting on the balacony of the treehouses are private hot tubs, finished off with mood and candle lighting so you can enjoy the bubbles well into the night.

Inside the treehouse, you’ll find…

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Vegas Baby

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Good Morning Beautiful Humans. I hope you’re having a wonderful morning so far.

I recently went on a trip to Las Vegas. My first time there with my boyfriend. It was a rocky start, but it ended in the most positive way possible. We woke up dark and dreary at 2:30 AM! The beginning of the trip held a few snags, a few tears, and an anxiety attack on the airplane. Once we landed it, everything that happened in the air was forgotten. I grabbed my lover’s hand and we moved forward as one.

We stayed at the Paris Hotel, sharing a room with his parents. I was very anxious and nervous about this vacation. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go or what exactly was going to happen. I was pleasantly surprised that I had an amazing time with my love. The first day we had…

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Housatonic Range Trail, Connecticut

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Happy On The Trails

Approaching the Suicide ledges Approaching the Suicide ledges

One of the earliest trails Fielden Stream and I hiked when we were really beginning to get into regular hiking was a 1.3 mile section of the Housatonic Range trail in Connecticut. The total trail is 5.9 miles long and traces an old Native American footpath along the ridgelines south of those the Appalachian Trail follows as it enters Connecticut in Sherman.  That day we did a total 2.6 miles out-and-back, to cover the southern end, where Route 37 splits the trail.

Linus outside the cave Linus outside a boulder cave

Those mountains, Pine Knob and Candlewood mountain have some beautiful walks through evergreen forests, as well as twisting, piled boulders to scramble through and over, if you’d like to.  (There’s a few views to the ridges to the east from Pine Knob, but the summit of Candlewood is wooded). Luckily, the rest of the trail had beautiful forests and…

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