Himachal Pradesh has some stunning mountain treks to be savoured. These mountains are so beautiful and offer so much variety, from the trans Himalayan districts of Lahaul and Spiti, to the green Dhauladhars that it becomes difficult to choose what I would call the top 5 treks here, however, I will list my favourites and tell you why I chose them.
Chandratal to Baralacha
An introductory trek to the area of the trans Himalaya. Today you can drive almost to this beautiful lake nestled amid green meadows where shepherds graze their sheep and the buttercups turn up their deep yellow faces to brighten your path. After an acclimatising day here, you start your walk along the valley of the Chandra river up to the cross roads of the Himalaya - the Baralacha Pass. The walk is along scree slopes and across streams, watching the spread of the river into myriad, silvered channels when the valley spreads, and growing into a raging torrent where it narrows. You camp in meadows by streams, observing the nomadic shepherds and getting some of their stories. You finally top out into a chocolate and cream world at the top of the Baralacha pass. This is the cross roads into the valleys of the Chandra, the Bhaga, the Spiti and the Tsarap rivers. Basically the head waters of the Chenab, the Sutlej and the Zanskar rivers. A trek I would grade as comfortable if you have taken the precautions that altitude always demands.
Duration : 5 basic trekking days, add a few for acclimatising and travel to and from. 7 to 8 days.
Season: Mid May through September.
For inspiration on treks in the Chandratal area click here.
The Indrahar Pass or Across the Dhauladhar
This is one of the most used passes across the Dhauladhar, traditionally used by shepherds getting their flocks from Kangra into the high pastures around Barmour in the Ravi valley.
I first did this trek following the shepherds, starting from Macleodganj, across the pass and down into the valley of the Ravi river. It is a green trek on both sides unlike the passes that cross the Great Himalayan ranges. You get to see, if interested, the Tibetan community in exile and their temple, school and monastery where the ancient tibetan arts are being revived. Then once you cross the pass you come into the valley where ancient Hinduism has been preserved in the temples of Bharmour and Chamba. No conquests got to this protected valley and thus the ancient art of the miniature painting was preserved as well as the unspoilt temples.
Duration: 6 -7 trek days, add 3 for travel. 10 days.
Season: mid May - June. Sept - Nov.
The Pin Parvati Pass
This is a magical trek, up along the valley of the Parvati river, which branches off the Kullu valley. You visit the temple and gurudwara at Manikaran and hear the legend of the hot spring. Carry on up along this beautiful river to the village of Pulga where you start your trek. Up above the hydro electric project you start walking to Khir Ganga, where you can lie in a hot bath to soak our your first days aches - carry on up the valley till you reach the holy lake Mantalai, the source of the Parvati and said to be a tantric centre of great power. This is where you challenge across the Pass starts - this is normally glaciated and a long pass to cross, but it brings you across into the Pin River valley and the village of Mud, where you meet the road head and drive into the Spiti valley. On the one side you start with green forest walking through oak and red rhododendron trees, to where the red of the rhododendron turns to pink, lavender and then white as it turns from a tree to a shrub with the changing altitude. Then across the pass - you meet the spiring rock and dust mountains of a land where time stood still and the mind has room to soar.
Duration: 7 -8 trek days, add 4 for travel. 12- 14 days.
Season: mid May - June. Sept - Nov.
The Chandrakhani Pass
Himachal is a fast progressing state where the roads are providing connectivity almost everywhere, but there are still a few areas that need to be accessed by foot. This pass takes you from the Kullu valley into the Parvati valley via the ancient village of Malana. A lost village in it’s high mountain fastness protecting a people and culture based on the ancient Greek. From the meadows of the Bijli Mahadev temple which you reach through forests of high deodar, you climb through the Chandrakhani pass, down to Malana village and on to the road head near Kasol. A village that has grown to be a hub of young tourists with all sorts of cafe’s and bars. Malana has gained fame as defining of the quality of marijuana that grows there, however, the trek is a lovely walk through great mountain scenery.
Duration: 3 -4 trek days, add 2 for travel. 6 - 7 days.
Season: mid May - June. Sept - Nov.
The village home stay trail in Spiti
To get the truly local flavour and experience the real life style of the people of Spiti, this is a trek that takes you from village home to village home, meeting and living with the families, eating off the produce from their fields - peas, potatoes, beans and the various flours and Satu grains. Wonderfully healthy all that walking, fresh air and fresh food. Then there is the food for the mind and soul that the very essence of the mountains, and the complete sense of immensity and space provide. You can also visit the monasteries along the way, sit in on the monks prayers and post a letter from the highest post office at Hikkim.
Remember though - that it is an actual home stay - they have not provided flushing toilets and mod cons, you would use the traditional outhouse privies with the dry composting technique unique to the area. Your beds are the flat divans covered in traditional rugs and shawls. You sit in the central room around the stove and eat off the low tables the traditional fare. It is a truly immersive experience for those that would relish it.
Duration: 5 - 7 trek days, add 5 - 6 for travel. 10 - 12 days.
Season: Mid May through November.
- Pavane Mann, Director, Unique Explorations, MHE
This blog post originally appeared in sulekha.com
Note from MHE Stories: This article written by Neha Mishra was first published in Tripoto.
It all started with an idea to plan our team’s offsite last year. The industry we come from there is certainly no dearth of ideas but I can’t say the same for ideas that actually work. So what do you get when you put a bunch of people with a penchant for all things adventurous in one room? An unconventional venue for the next team offsite.
MHE Beach Camp, Shivpuri. Thank God! This one actually worked out. You’ll always have the pessimists telling you why something won’t work, but then you have the risk takers telling you why something will. Despite a few glitches,this was one such trip.
Shivpuri is a place for people who aren’t looking for the tried and tested spot. About 14 kms from the town of Rishikesh, the tranquility of the place takes you by surprise.We landed at the Dehradun airport and the bus journey took us about 2 hours, winding down narrow roads and almost quiet surroundings. You just soak it all in, away from the hustle bustle of the city, and trust me you haven’t even reach yet.
My reaction was that was disappointment when we initially got there because all I saw was rocks, a small patch of dry land and then a few run down tents. This is not what we had in mind. The more you see the more you agree with the statement “ One step at a time”. You’ll be amazed by what you see when you get to the foot of the river banks. It’s like being thrown into a sea jungle, all green and blue… like a Pantone shade card come to life. The sun just about setting and added into this gorgeous setting are a myriad of colours mix some yellow, orange and sparkling shades of neon! The moment we are told we haven’t reached the campsite yet, I felt a sense of pure relief …phew. Where is the campsite then?
Having walked some more with the Ganges flowing right under your feet, no traffic, no people, the silence ..you wonder if this is what they called nirvana? Not yet.
The campsite, nestled between mountains and you could get there only by a raft! This is where is starts, the excitement of what’s to come, the short trip giving you a preview of what lies ahead. For now it’s ice-cold water splashing at you, the naked sky above your head, laughter all around with all that excitement in the air. You can’t help but love every moment of this. BLISS.
Sitting around a bonfire warming our city hands, so not used to this cold, singing songs, sharing a thing or two about oneself, the sky covered in a blanket of stars like little diamond dots on a pitch black canvas…. breathtaking. The food at the camp was an amazing mix of Kashmiri style cuisine mixed with a basic North India fare, from mutton yakini to simple dal and rice, eggs in the morning and pakodas with your evening tea…, yummy, needless to say. While the rum you think is keeping you warm, the cold breeze gets the better of you. You may even fall down because you’re simply clumsy but hey…. what’s a holiday without a fall? Nothing and absolutely nothing comes close to the feeling of simply laying on the sand and looking at those stars. I love stargazing and the nights here are simply magical. You don’t need the words or the music. With the wind blowing, the sound of the water, the occasional sounds from the mountains, you’re on your own with your own thoughts, enjoy it….. These moments are what I call a luxury.
I wasn’t even ready for what I saw next, up on a mounted silver sand platform were about 20 tents all lined up, with little lamps forming a curve, marking their territory. We were on the banks of the river Ganges surrounded by regal rocks of the Great Himalayan foothills. It’s like every nook and corner had a secret behind it. I couldn’t wait to get into the water! Just when you think you’ve seen it all you question yourself once again.
I don’t know if you’ll agree with me, but when you’re in the mountains your body clock somehow changes, you wake up early yet feel completely rested. Speaking for myself, I hadn’t slept so well in days. Cocooned in the warmth of my thick blankets and hot water bottle (Yes, I live in the city and we don’t have anything that could remotely be called “winter”)!
For the water lovers, it just doesn’t get better than this. Rafting in the Ganges- words cannot do justice to what you feel when you’re in the middle of that pool of deep blue. Cold, comforting with the sun shining bright. That first hit of ice-cold water smashing in your face, every nerve tingling, it’s an unexplainable feeling. Floating aimlessly in the waters is a luxury very few get to experience.
Surprisingly Rishikesh is also the place I broke my long-standing fear of heights, my first real jump, at 273 feet the first thing you look at is the river flowing down under and the green all around you. Took some convincing but it pays to be a competitive soul. The fear has you in knots, I have to say…” to jump or not to jump”. I needed the magic words from Mark, our jump instructor ” You’re going to go back to camp, sit by that bonfire tonight and have no stories to tell”. That did it, I had to jump. Guess that decision was one of the best I’ve made. Priceless.
With nights around camp cooking our dinner on an occasional night, to sitting out by our tent during the day just listening to some music…Don’t Worry Be Happy was music for my soul. Just felt right.
I love to travel for a reason. So many people, each one with their own choices and thoughts and when all comes together you have this amazing potpourri of music, food, ideas, thoughts…it’s a bond difficult to break away from.
Sometimes you meet the most amazing people and sometimes you find yourself amidst all that quiet, one way or the other you get exactly what you need right that moment.
Funny, this Universe has its mysterious ways.
Preconceived notions, propaganda, police and a whole lot of other - pardon our French- crap, gets in the way of travellers heading to Kashmir.
Most of the things we hold on to about Kashmir exist solely as myths now. What Kashmir is in reality is a stunning destination filled with kind hearted people. Dilshad Master, MHE's head of Operations and Business Development, has been travelling to Kashmir with her family for the past 10 years now. Here she tells you why Kashmir should be on everyone's travel list.
Why is Kashmir your favourite destination in the whole world?
I think it's a past life connection. The first time I ever landed in Kashmir I felt I had come home! I remember stepping out of the airport and driving to Tanmarg, all the while thinking "Oh my goodness, there's not a book, no article, no blog that does this place justice!"
I felt like Alice in wonderland! Kashmir is special. The people are amazingly warm and as long as you don't discuss politics (which can get sticky sometimes), they will open up their heart and homes to you!
What would you say those people who want to visit Kashmir but keep away because of safety concerns?
I think they're missing out on something so precious. There are areas of Kashmiri that are totally safe. We've been going there for over 10 years now. We went there when there was military forces every 50 meters of the way from the airport to Tanmarg. Over the years we've seen that decrease to a massive extent. Earlier, you could see an AK47 pointed your way while on the Shikara ride to your houseboat. No longer. If you're not going to Kashmir because you're afraid that is a totally baseless rationale. We went just this January with our two-year old who had a super time in the snow! People should read a little bit more and hear less of the silly rumors.
An offbeat destination in Kashmir?
There are so many! Gulmarg , though it’s not off beat is special, because of the world standard skiing infrastructure there. It's equally gorgeous in the summers making it an all-year destination. Also, people tend to forget that Leh-Ladakh is also part of Jammu and Kashmir.
Your favourite memory of Kashmir?
The drive up to Tanmarg with the car windows rolled down even in the depths of winter ... the icy cold winds are like a whiplash but so totally invigorating! The reflection of the houseboats in the still lake waters; the family of ducks floating past; the red leaves of the Chinar trees; swimming at the baths in Nagin lake; the floating vegetable and flower markets – gosh, those colourful flowers pouring out of evry shikara are a sight to behold! The crazy drive from Tanmarg to Gulmarg in the winters when the road is snow bound and the taxi driver refuses to slow down; the ride to the top most part of the Gondola where, at almost 14000 feet, the quiet and stillness is so overpowering; the early morning dash to the windows to see if it snowed the previous night – only to see Gulmarg buried in snow when you draw the curtains. And the food. Gosh I could go on about the Kashmiri wazvaan forever!
What sort of traveller in your opinion is best suited to Kashmir?
See that's the thing about this fantastic place - it's made for every kind of traveller. From hyper honeymooners to the adventurers, there's something for everybody.
What can lovers of adventure do in Kashmir?
The drive from Srinagar to Leh is one of the best drives in the world! I've done the Pacific Coast Highway - PCH 1, in the US considered to be one of the best drives in the world. I think whoever wrote that has never done this drive! It's a drive that everyone must do at least once in their life! Trekking - especially the Great Lakes of Kashmir trek is a fantastic trek, but not for beginners. There are several shorter more doable treks for the entire family. Skiing in Gulmarg is now getting popular and I'm happy to see Indians hit the bunny slopes in larger numbers every year.
In the honour of Kashmir being the topic for the MHE Inspiration Series this month we're sharing a delicious Kahwa recipe here on our blog.
Kahwah (pronounced kehva) is a green tea traditionally drunk in the Kashmir Valley, Northen Pakistan, Central Asia and Afghanistan. Nowadays it's also gathering a steady global following. Kahwah is made by adding various spices to a pot of boiling green tea. The flavours are brought out best by adding a generous spoonful of sugar to your hot cuppa.
4 tsp kashmiri green tea
4 pinches of saffron (kesar) strands
2 cardamoms (elaichi), slightly crushed
8 almonds (badam), blanched and chopped
12 mm (1/2") piece cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 tbsp sugar
Kehwa is great for immunity, relieving headaches and maintaining fluid levels in the body.
This time the topic for our Inspiration Series is one of our favourite places in the whole wide world: Kashmir! Also because we love it so much the Kashmir Inspiration Series will go on for an entire month as opposed to a fortnight.
Kashmir is an incredible, underrated and drop dead gorgeous destination. A few days ago we stumbled across a Facebook Page called Beauty of Kashmir. Give it a look when you get a minute.
We tend to believe and hold way too many stereotypes pertaining to Kashmir. Maybe its about time we start opening our minds and our hearts and letting it all go, slowly but steadily.
If you're looking for some Kashmir Getaways have a look around on our site. We've got lots of things in store like a Jeep Safari from Manali to Srinagar, a Trek to the Great Lakes and lots more.
ECO TRAVEL is the topic for our MHE Inspiration Series this fortnight!
At MHE we take our ECO CODES very seriously and you'll never find us flouting the rules.
This is our ECO PLEDGE: We pledge to be a partner in conducting responsible and sustainable tourism with minimal impact on the physical, cultural and social environment of the area.
MHE is firmly committed to preserving our fragile environment. All MHE tours follow a strict Eco-code that involves everyone, starting from the office, to our clients, the adventure staff on field and the local community.
To that effect we are proud to present the following paper compiled by us, for you to read and pass on. The paper contains excerpts from the best Eco tourism practices around the world.
Moving towards the task outlined in the above pledge we have to conserve and protect our environment on all fronts. In the following pages we have endeavored to extensively outline industry specific guidelines. These measures have to be adopted sooner or later by the tourism industry in a positive and pro active collaboration with the Indian Government.
FOR YOUR PART dear adventurers, you can make sure you follow the leave no trace policy and never go on a trip with a company whose Eco Ethics you are unsure of. Happy (ECO) Travels!
As part of the MHE INSPIRATION SERIES our topic this fortnight was Adventure Travel and we interviewed adventurer, explorer and traveller Pavane Mann. She tells us all about her experiences around the world including walking in the tracks of a snow leopard and being nearly swept away by a stream in spate in Punjab!
1) What is Adventure Travel according to you?
Adventure Travel: anything that you have not done before becomes an adventure depending on the perspective you come from. So Indian rail travel is an adventure for someone who has never done it.
Formally, Adventure Travel would mean, I guess, being in the wilderness, trekking, climbing, rafting, kayaking, skiing, bungee jumping, climbing etc. Anything with a quotient of risk and adrenaline generation capacity and which includes physical activity.
Having said that, I am wholly of the opinion that adventure is what happens when you set out to explore. And exploration could mean anything..you could have a marvellous adventure in the corner of a library with a wonderful book. All of life is a vast adventure.
2) What is the most Adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
Walked across the Baralacha pass, all on my own in the middle of a brilliant moon lit night, trying to get help for an ailing friend. Walked in the tracks of a snow leapord, hoping we wouldn't meet. Leapt across a crevasse, got taken for a witch by the poor soldiers who heard me (a woman) calling for help in the early dawn of a remote high mountain post. All the while hoping help would be on time.
That and setting out on a middle aged, solo, trip around the world to find all the adventures I could. I found many and believe I shall find many more.
3) How do you balance challenging yourself and relaxing on a holiday?
That's easy, you challenge yourself for part of the time and relax the rest. For example: you raft down the Colorado river all morning, in the afternoon you hike up some incredible canyon and see amazing sights. In the evening you camp on a beach, build a fire and break open the beer cooler!!
4) What is your favourite Adventure Travel Destination? Why?
Sorry, I haven't found it yet, the whole concept of an adventure is the newness of it, how do you have a favourite destination when you are looking for adventure? I do not think I will ever have a favourite, each place has something unique and a true adventurer is looking for the next, not repeating another.
Having said that, let me negate myself by saying there are places that have lots to discover and one would go back to experience different aspects.
New Zealand, is a destination that offers almost every type of adventure and an abundance of it that perhaps one needs to go back to experience the new things.
The Grand Canyon can be rafted and hiked and has myriad aspects that need exploration.
The same for the Zanskar Gorge and mountains - these are spectacles that purely fascinate and every visit offers a different perspective, so you can go back again and again.
5) Break a myth related to Adventure Travel.
It can be for everyone, there is nothing that prevents anyone from participating other than a willingness to try!
6) What’s your favourite Adventure Travel activity?
I love the water, so exploring rivers definitely sits high - rafting a grand river is pure magic, the mix of companionship and the solitude of setting camp on a beach backed by sheer cliffs, where so few could or would have been - flies your soul to another dimension.
Sailing a boat and catching the wind right in your sail that sets you skimming over the sea; finding a tiny marina and the ultimate taverna that makes their own brilliant wine, or discovering an uninhabited bay where you dive for your dinner or sit on your boat with a line overboard hoping some food will appear and watch a glorious sunset specially created just for your viewing!
7) Share a scary experience along the adventure travel road that happened to you.
I got swept away by a stream in spate and thought I would end being carried away down the great rivers of the Punjab to the sea! Fitting perhaps, but I survived. Just barely, because it was a freezing cold, high mountain stream. I had roped my whole team across, but the wretched water had risen and risen and by the time it was my turn...it was just very high. A rolling boulder in the milky flow knocked my legs out, the spate of water did not allow me to hold the rope. I went with the flow, gambolling down this crazy stream and picturing my daughters left motherless. That's when I got pinned against a rock, with still enough wit to try and drag myself to the tiny midstream island that was created by the rubble of the eddy it created.
My body was sapped of all energy by the bitter cold, and that is when that marvellous thing called adrenaline kicks in. It makes a super human of you, I jumped from island to island and got hauled across a rushing, but narrow, bit of the now raging river. It took a huge leap of faith and the expertise and strength of an old trekking buddy, he caught my flying leap and I sit here telling the tale.
8) How important is the right gear while embarking on an Adventurous journey?
It is very important for safety and comfort to know what you are in for and be prepared for it. You do not need a lot of gear, generally, but you do need the right stuff. It is what keeps you alive, comfortable and makes for an enjoyable experience. Dress for the cold, dress for the heat. Right foot wear. Safety gear: buoyancy aids, helmets, harnesses, ropes. Survival stuff: knives, matches, torches.
You don't need all of it, most reputed operators will have the right gear and advice you on what you need. But following that advice is important.
9) One thing that’s high on your Adventure Travel To-Do List?
There isn't only one:
The Mastang valley, the Gobi Desert, the Antarctic, the Amazon, are just a few!
10) What's your advice for scared and wary Adventurers?
If they are scared and wary they are not adventurers.
If they still want to be adventures and are willing to overcome the wariness, then find a companion who knows how, or find an outfit that is professional, but caring enough to help you discover your self.
This post is a part of MHE's ongoing Inspiration Series. The topic this fortnight is Solo Travel
SOLO TRAVEL MYTH:
Solo Travel is lonely and boring.
Far from it. It rarely happens that Solo Travellers end up actually travelling solo. Friends are made easily when you're on the road and before you know it you've got a whole new group of buddies. Even if you're not the most social person, as a solo traveller on the road you will notice that you'll reach out to others for a chat a lot more often than you usually do.
There is also a lot of fun in travelling solo: you can do what you want to, when you want to and where you want to. Want to spend the whole day lounging in a hammock and reading? No problem. There's one to nag you to accompany them to places you don't want to go to.
Sure there are moments when you'll miss a loved one but then when you're travelling with loved ones aren't there moments where you wish you were solo? The more you travel solo chances are the more you'll start to enjoy all that it offers.
So next time a friend backs out of a trip last minute, don't cancel it, just go solo and make new friends on the road! Try it out, if you don't enjoy it put it down to experience and move on. No matter whether you love solo travel or hate it, after a solo trip you'll definitely know yourself better.
All we're saying is don't knock it down till you've tried it. What do you love or dislike about Solo Travel? Share your thoughts with us!
As part of the MHE Inspiration Series our topic of the fortnight is Solo Travel.
HERE'S PRESENTING OUR INTERVIEW WITH SOLO TRAVELLER & ADVENTURE LOVER: JUDY SMITH.
Judy is an inspiration for any one looking to travel solo and is full of stories. She's been caught in a riot in Pakistan, attended festivals across the globe & even found love whilst on the road. Stay tuned for lots more coming up as part of our Inspiration Series.
Q1. What do you love about Solo Travel?
A. I love the freedom to go where I want, when I want. I can wake up in the morning in a place and stay longer, or just pack up and go somewhere else. I can spend all day staring at the scenery without hearing “I wanna go somewhere else.” The downside is when you see something amazing, and wish there was someone there with you so you could turn to them and say ‘Wow!’
Q2. What were your fears before you started Traveling Solo and how did you overcome them?
A. I was never worried about my safety, only about being bored with my own company, or being able to find people to chat to or spend time with. When I started it was before the internet and cell phones, and back then everybody talked to each other in hotels and restaurants. I was never short of company if I needed it. I believe that if you come across as open and friendly, and stay away from well known ‘danger spots’ you are as safe travelling as you are in your hometown.
Q3. What's your best tip for first time Solo Travelers?
A. Don’t bury your head in guidebooks, your laptop or phone. Go into a restaurant, bar, hotel and say hi to someone else on their own, ask them about the place, where they have been, or if you hear a few people from your country chatting introduce yourself. Don’t be afraid to say hi and start a conversation.
Q4. What is your favourite Solo Travel Destination? Why?
A. Kathmandu. Because it’s so small, it’s easy to find interesting people every day who are on their own and ready to strike up conversation and perhaps a friendship. I’ve gone trekking with people I only met a few days before, and had a blast.
Q5. What's your advice for Female Solo Travelers in particular?
A. Don’t advertise that you are on travelling on your own when you check in to a place. I used to have an imaginary husband who was just off on a trip somewhere in the country I was in and I even carried a photo of a friend and I which I put on the table in the room I stayed in. I even wore a cheap wedding band, especially in some countries where it was deemed unseemly for ladies to travel alone. I never had a problem.Don’t be afraid to make friends with local people – they may invite you to their home, or out for a meal. Use your judgement wisely. Research your destination’s culture then put the guidebook down and go experience it.
Q6. How do you deal with boredom when you're by yourself?
A. I don’t often get the chance to be bored – but if I did I would always read a book I've been dying to read, or just go sightseeing. And there is always laundry to do! Writing a diary or blog is a great way to save those travel memories and center your mind.
Q7. How do you stay connected with friends and family when on the road Solo?
A. In the old days it was aerogrammes, postcards and poste restante. Now with the net it is easy to stay in touch by email, Facebook and Twitter. It’s certainly easier than booking a trunk call through the old telephone exchange in Lahore!
Q8. Your favourite Solo Travel Memory?
A. I was in Darjeeling and was told to travel to Sikkim, so off I went in a crappy jeep which kept breaking down. When I got to Pemayangtse I walked into a hotel and there was a British guy whose leg was bleeding. I made a smart comment, we sat together and had dinner and some beer and then went sightseeing the next day. We spent the next 19 years together travelling. We finally split a few years ago but it is still a great memory of a wonderful chance encounter!
Thank you so much for the interview Judy. Travellers and members of the MHE community like you make MHE what all that it is today. We love you!
On 1st February, 2014 we launched our Inspiration Series on Facebook. The Inspiration Series is an ongoing project where we'll pick a new topic that concerns travellers every fortnight and then we'll discuss the hell out of it. It'll be lots of fun, we promise. There will be interviews, blog posts, myth breaking sessions and of course, plenty of giveaways. We'll also be sharing travel tips, getaway ideas and more.
Our launch topic was Solo Travel.
If there is a particular topic you'd like to see discussed in upcoming weeks feel free to message or call us. Want to write for us or share an adventurous experience? Get in touch! After all, this is your community. Till then, stay inspired and carry on travelling.
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