Retha Charette grew up in Massachusetts (GO RED SOX!) and lived throughout New England before building a house in the Green Mountains of Vermont with her boyfriend. Her love of the outdoors and all things girl power were set in stone when she joined the Girl Scouts at age 5. From her former career as a Roller Girl, to being a Camp Director, an Outdoor Educator, and a member of her local Lions Club, Retha is a positive force in her community. She is a self-proclaimed purveyor of smiles, outdoor junkie and lover of wildflowers. Currently, she is a Nanny for 4 crazy kids in Vermont and has epic adventures every chance she gets!
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It was my first time going and I'm already counting down the days until next year. Here are a few things I learned along the way. I hope they'll help you have a great time!
Confession: I'm a Disney Nerd.
And I'm not even a little ashamed of it.
Cusco, Peru has come to be known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, but it is so much more! I've been to Cusco several times and I've put together this 3 day itinerary for your pre-Machu Picchu exploring.
A good travel app can be the difference between a smooth trip and a chaotic one. It could also save you a bunch of cash or help you find that amazing hidden gem all the tourists haven't discovered yet. Here are 10 of my favorites that I think will help you on your next adventure.
There are so many things I could say about my time in Nepal, but nothing will display it better then pictures. Some photos are edited, some are not, but they all display the journey to Everest Base Camp. Enjoy my friends.
I've done a lot of epic things in my life thus far, but hiking to Everest Base Camp has been, by far, the most profound. It's been over 2 weeks since I've arrived home and I still haven't fully gotten back into the swing of things. Everything here, seems just so much, well, so much. On the trail everything is simpler, calmer, with only the necessities. Nepal is like no other place I've ever visited, and a part of my heart will remain in those mountains forever.
The closest airport to my house is Albany, NY. While I LOVE that the TSA security line is always short, drop off and pick up is easy and quick, and it's small and easy to navigate. With that said, because it's small I usually have to take 3 flights to get anywhere and that can suck.
Upon arrival at our hostel in Shanghai we went to our room and began talking about our trip. Katie and I were in a 6 person room, but three of our roommates where out and about. Our fourth roommate was a British guy who had his headphones on and was relaxing on his bed.